Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Growing our own food, putting up the harvest and a peek into the life of a Japanese-and-American family living in the northwest corner of the USA.
Your seedlings are growing well and will soon need a new home, i.e., a bigger pot. Here is how you repot with minimal trauma.
So you've planted your seeds and the first leaves have appeared. They are most likely two nice, round leaves. These are the 'seed leaves'. After you have two or three true leaves, you need to pinch off the seed leaves.
The nettles are up here in the PNW! Here's how to forage nettles, also how to process them for later use.
Before you plant them, chit your potato seed for stronger, healther plants.
Compost tea is liquid gold in the garden. But I'd always thought it seemed a hassle with the list of pumps, hoses, valves, aeriators, etc., etc. I discovered a MUCH easier way to make compost tea.
Now that you have your strawberry crowns, how do you plant them? Come join us as we plant our new strawberry patch.
In exchange for helping a friend prune her fruit trees, I came home the proud owner of six raspberry canes. Everyone loves raspberries! Come watch as I plant them in their new home.
Nothing line a hot bowl of homemade chili on a cold winter evening! Can the leftovers in your pressure canner for a quick dinner later on--tastes great with cornbread!
Why plant onion seeds? Because you get delicious varieties not available in the stores. Onion seeds can be planted from January to March, so get your pots out!
We decided we didn't have enough asparagus (can anyone have too much asparagus?), so we ordered more crowns. They arrived last Friday and we spent the morning getting the beds ready and planting.