One of the most common questions I receive is “What should I grow first?”. Here’s what I tell people our strategy was in response.
Bill Farris from Praire Wind Nursery joined Dale at the OKC Home + Garden show to talk about 10 different herbs that you can easily grow in your backyard or patio! We also talked about different ways we like to cook with each one as well as how you can preserve your harvest for later!
Our favorite way to preserve basil is to freeze it into oil cubes to pull out all winter long! We also occasionally dry the basil leaves, but dried basil doesn’t quite retain the flavor of fresh leaves. By freezing basil into oil cubes, you can simply pull out a cube from the freezer whenever you need it and it makes it so simple and easy to add flavor to your food all winter long!
Smart Pots are fabric raised beds & containers that outperform standard containers. The sides allow air to come in, improving airflow, water drainage, and heat release properties. Simply unfold, fill with potting soil, and you’re ready to grow!
There are practically an endless number of herbs that you can add into the rice or beans to improve flavor and add nutrients. Here are some of our favorites that we like to put together.There are practically an endless number of herbs that you can add into the rice or beans to improve flavor and add nutrients. Here are some of our favorites that we like to put together.
The beauty of rice and having a garden is that you can make this recipe unique every single time you make it! We grow a lot of our own herbs to use in the kitchen right in our backyard and patio. You can as well! It’s easy to do- especially with the From Seed to Spoon app which will walk you through how to start growing all the way from seed to your spoon in the kitchen!
In our first video, John and I discussed his reasons for wanting to grow food and we talked about what he wanted to grow. Since then, he purchased everything he needed and now we’re going to plant together over the Internet! Join us as we plant his thyme, basil, oregano, sage, dill, and onions and talk about each as we plant!
Our Favorite Recipes, Tips, and Tricks for Living Sustainably and Making Your Own Household Supplies (Rice, Beans, Plants, Chicken, Laundry Soap & More!)
Ever since we started growing food in 2015 we became obsessed with the idea of trying to make many of the things we used to buy from the store ourselves.
This Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup recipe is a great addition to your cold-weather meal ideas. We usually have an abundance of sweet potatoes that we grow in our garden around this time so this recipe works great to add in a lot of our fresh ingredients from the garden!
Pasta sauce is probably one of the easiest things to sneak in some extra nutrients without your kids noticing! 🙂 We put a plethora of herbs and vegetables into our sauce without our kids even knowing!