Calling all Green Thumbs! Let’s talk about how to grow vegetables in the winter! If you’re like most backyard gardeners, you think planting time doesn’t start until after the danger of frost has passed. Depending on where you live, this could be anytime between March and May. Waiting until then to plant crops means you also have to wait until mid-summer or early fall to begin enjoying the fruits of your labor. Instead, try these garden veggies you can plant in winter and start using your homegrown veggies much sooner! [Read more…]
Ok. It’s not really a homemade bug dope. It’s more like a DIY salve or DIY balm. It’s super easy to make, it’s natural, and it works! [Read more…]
It was only a short time ago that I was sharing how I harvest my vegetables and how to prepare my garden for winter, and already it’s time to start working on those pesky weeds! Pulling weeds is not anyone’s favorite thing to do, and there are hard-to-get-to spots in every garden. Here’s an easy solution. Natural Weed Killer – this stuff REALLY works and isn’t harmful to you or animals. [Read more…]
After my garden is rototilled in the fall, I buy the cheapest, largest bag of oats to spread over it. Oats will grow fairly quickly – as long as you don’t wait until November to rototill! Oats will winter kill as well.
Harvest time is here in my garden and with it thoughts come for how to preserve garden vegetables. I’ve kept up fairly well with my zucchini and tomatoes, but there’s a limit to how much one family can eat! There are easy ways to preserve garden vegetables for another time. And some of my ways are below!
Yay! Color is here! It’s been a loooooong winter. It’s even longer when you garden in Maine, but it’s so rewarding to take a tiny seed and have it grow into a gorgeous flower or a delicious vegetable. [Read more…]
Tomatoes don’t speed up their ripening for the cold weather. Yes, you can pick tomatoes and put them in a cardboard box or paper bag to ripen quickly but what about the ones that don’t ripen? I’ve never tried fried green tomatoes but every fall I am reminded of them. One of our Dad’s favorite movies was Fried Green Tomatoes (Widescreen Collector’s Edition). In fact, it seemed every time I went to visit him, he was watching that movie. He said he never tried fried green tomatoes. I wish now I had made them for him. He would have loved them! So this easy Fried Green Tomato recipe, I dedicate to Dad.