Potato Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Creamy Baked Potato Soup

With the weather cooling down, nothing tastes better and warms you up more than a home-made soup! With the use of the instant pot, this potato soup is fast and simple to make when you are feeling the need to warm your soul. I hope you enjoy it as much as our entire family!  Print Recipe Instant Pot Creamy Baked Potato Soup Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time […]

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 […]

Green Beans

Our Favorite Way to Prepare Green Beans!

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Our absolute favorite way to prepare green beans is so simple it’s hard to believe we didn’t make them this way until we started growing our own food! It’s so easy and tasty! Simply, chop up garlic into small pieces and onions into large slices. (You can add some chopped peppers as well if you want to add some spice into it as well!) Sauté together the garlic and onions (and peppers if desired) until […]

Our Favorite Root Crops!

Our Favorite Root Crops!

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Root crops are not only fun to grow as adults, but our kids love to dig in the dirt to collect them! It is hard to narrow down the list because all of these root crops are simply amazing and we enjoy them for different reasons! Carrots: need no explanation as to their greatness! What makes growing carrots even more amazing to grow is the fact that you can grow rainbow colored varieties! So fun 🙂 […]

Onion blog post

How to Grow Onions!

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Onions are a fantastic addition to any garden! We use onions in almost all of our meals, usually sauteed with garlic. We also use the green tops to add a little extra flavor to mashed potatoes, soups, eggs, nachos, and much more! How to Grow: Onions are planted 8-12 weeks before your last spring frost and 6 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, […]

Onion Fly Maggots blog post

How to: Manage Onion Fly Maggots in Your Garden

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The adult onion fly resembles the house fly, but smaller. The larvae are legless and creamy-white and will cause the plants to wilt and die.   Treatment Options: Attracting birds or parasitic wasps can help you fight these onion maggots.   Sprinkling cayenne pepper or chili pepper can help prevent the laying of eggs.   Placing insect netting (floating row covers) over your garden will help to protect your plants against the onion fly maggot. […]

Root Maggots blog post

How to: Manage Root Maggots in Your Garden

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There are many species of root maggots. Root maggots come from dark green-black fly that look like small houseflies. These flies lay their eggs in the roots of your plants. These maggots are very small, yellow-white larvae with pointed heads. They feed upon the roots causing stunted growth, deformaties, and could lead to death of the plant. Treatment can vary depending upon the type of fly that lays their eggs, but there are many organic […]

Gophers blog post

How to: Manage Gophers in Your Garden

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These small rodents can create quite a challenge in your garden. They create tunneling systems and eat roots along with shrubs and vegetables.   Treatment Options: Cats & dogs are effective hunters of gophers, mice, and other small rodents! Flooding the tunnels with water can be effective. The gopher hawk is a reusable trap that’s very effective and doesn’t use any chemicals or poisons! The Victor Black Box is a reusable trap that’s very effective […]