Soup recipe

Super Simple Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup!

Whether you are feeling sick or just want some amazing warm soup to heal the soul, look no further than this recipe! What is great about this recipe is you can adjust it to what vegetables and greens you have out in the garden and make it unique each time you make it! Print Recipe Instant Pot Soup Course Main Dish Prep Time 10-15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Passive Time 10 minutes Servings people […]

How to Make Stir Fry

Garden Vegetable Stir Fry

Stir fry has long been one of my favorite meals. Once we started a garden, this meal has gone from good to absolutely amazing! I started experimenting with what I could put in here from the garden and it has been fantastic! Each season there are different vegetables that can be added in to keep the flavor fresh and unique. This way you won’t get tired of the same meal and be able to keep […]

Bok Choy blog post

How to Grow Bok Choy!

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Bok Choy (also sometimes called Chinese Cabbage) is a cool weather vegetable that can be grown to harvest in spring and fall. It does not grow into a head and has beautiful large, dark green leaves. How to Grow: Bok Choy can be planted indoors 4-5 weeks before your last spring frost and then transplanted outdoors at 1-2 weeks before your last spring frost. You can plant Bok Choy outdoors in the fall 3-4 weeks […]

Cabbage Loopers blog post

How to: Manage Cabbage Loopers in Your Garden

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The cabbage looper is the caterpillar of a grayish moth with a silver spot in the middle of each wing. You can distinguish them from the cabbage worm by looking for 4 white stripes running down the body. The eggs are dome-shaped, light green, and are laid on the underside of the leaves.   Treatment Options: Hand-pick (or pay your kids a quarter each to handpick for you like we do!) Cover the plants with […]

Flea Beetles blog post

How to: Manage Flea Beetles in Your Garden

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Flea beetles are the extremely tiny insects that jump when disturbed. Even though these beetles are super small, they can quickly move through the leaves of plants, destroying the foliage in its path and spreading diseases. Treatment Options: Insect netting (floating row covers) provide the best form of protection against flea beetles. Applying beneficial nematodes and neem oil can also be effective. Make sure not to apply the neem oil when the temperature is above […]

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How to: Manage Whiteflies in Your Garden

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Whiteflies are tiny little white flies that suck the sap from plants. They are typically found on the undersides of leaves.   Treatment Options: Placing yellow sticky traps out in your garden or applying a homemade garlic spray or neem oil can help. Make sure to not apply the neem oil though when the temperature is above 90, or else you could suffocate your plant!   The use of beneficial insect friends, such as green […]

Slugs_Snails blog post

How to: Manage Slugs and Snails in Your Garden

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These slimy creatures will eat just about anything in the garden. They typically will come out during the night time or on cloudy days.   Treatment Options: Nighttime hunts are the best way to go about finding these creatures! Hand-picking and placing the slugs or snails in a salty or soapy solution will ensure that they are killed.   You can set beer out in shallow saucers to attract then drown your slugs.   Diatomaceous […]

Aphids blog post

How to: Manage Aphids in Your Garden

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Aphids are tiny insects that can usually be found in groups on the undersides of leaves and stems. A few aphids can’t do much, but they reproduce quickly, are born pregnant, and can take over a plant in no time at all! Treatment Options: Spray aphids off leaves with a blast of water from the sprayer and repeat as necessary for a few days Ladybugs are valuable ally and can be purchased to help with […]

Cabbage worms blog post

How to: Manage Cabbage Worms in Your Garden

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Cabbage worms are the caterpillar of a white butterfly with black wing tips and black spots. You can distinguish them from the cabbage looper by looking for faint yellow stripes on its back. The eggs are cone shaped, whitish-yellow, and laid on the underside of the leaves. Treatment Options: Head-pick (or pay your kids a quarter each to handpick for you like we do!) Cover the plants with insect netting (floating row covers) from when […]