There are so many gardening companies and products out there that it can feel very overwhelming when you are starting out. Here you’ll find some of the resources shown or discussed in the book Gardening Like a Ninja: A Guide to Sneaking Edibles Into Your Landscape, as well as others I personally like.
Fresh berries and cream cheese melting together to make a little piece of heaven in the shape, smell, and taste of these amazing cobbler muffins.
When it comes to fruit trees, those of us with small-spaces have more choices than we think. Small gardens won’t be able to handle standard-sized trees, but there’s always the semi-dwarf and dwarf varieties.
This year, my newest adventure is canning chokecherry shrub. It’s a vinegar syrup that you add to water. This is an old recipe that people made before pop came along, and it tastes great! How to Use Chokecherries -Three cups chokecherries, crushed in glass bowl -One cup white vinegar -One cup water Make sure […]
Mmm….strawberries. What more can I say? Why not take advantage of this delicious and healthy fruit and make some delectable dishes that both nourish and treat your families! With the 10 lbs of strawberries I have in my fridge right now, I’m excited to make some of these fabulous recipes! Just click on each link […]
During the fall, apples are in abundance and are typically very affordable, being a seasonal fruit. There are a lot of useful benefits to seasonal fruits and vegetables, and there are a few ways of preserving them that will allow you to enjoy their fresh taste all winter and spring! For me, the easiest thing to do with […]
Canning cherries at home is easy to do—a small batch can be finished in about an hour or two. The reward comes in both saving money (buying fresh cherries on sale is cheaper than buying canned cherries on sale) and in having delicious, healthy fruit to eat during the winter months. Here’s my tips and […]
Slip them into a smoothie or make them into jam: raspberries are one of the delights of summer. My favorite way to eat raspberries is to pick them and eat them straight from the bush on a warm summer’s day. Why Eat Raspberries? Raspberries are a lower-carbohydrate fruit. They’re also high in fiber. All of […]
Blueberries are sometimes a quiet fruit. These little gems can be packed full of gentle sweetness, or they can feature a boisterous sweet-tart taste that makes you pucker your lips and smile. If you love blueberries, you’re not alone. They rank up there with my all time favorite fruits. Why Eat Blueberries Blueberries are a […]
When you hear the melons, often the first thing that comes to mind is watermelons or perhaps cantaloupes. But the melon category offers much more than the average juicy, green-striped dessert of summer picnics including muskmelons, honeydews, charentias, and crenshaws. No matter which melon tickles your tastebuds, this fruit is easy to grow and one […]
Who doesn’t love the sweet taste of strawberries in the summer? Picked fresh, juice running down your hand as you bite in. Brings back some wonderful childhood memories for me of sitting in my grandmother’s strawberry patch and eating them when I should be filling my bucket for her. Strawberries are fairly easy to grow […]
Photo by Nick.Allen When your picture grape vines, you may envision them in rows and rows along rolling, hillside vineyards. I have to agree that these plantings are lovely. But, did you know that grapes tend to fit neatly into backyard gardens? much the way that espaliers do. Grapes can be easily trained against a […]