Seven Delicious Fall Vegetables, Besides Pumpkins (with Recipes)

Acorn Squash

I love fall and the variety of vegetables that are now readily at my disposable. Unlike the light and airy offerings of summer, fall veggies tend to be savory comfort foods that help take your mind off the cold setting in outside, and the gardens that will soon be freezing over. Unfortunately, with our culture’s pumpkin obsession, many other fall vegetables are getting forgotten. So, I made a quick list of some of the season's best produce to … [Read more...]

Tips for Fall Garden Preparation

Children Gardening

As the summer season comes to a close, it’s time take stock of the condition of your garden. If you have decided to plant a second season harvest, there is a good chance you have already removed the debris from your summer plants. But, if you have yet to plant your fall crops or are planning on retiring to the warmth indoors, now is the time to give your garden some attention.Follow these quick and easy tips to keep your garden in pristine … [Read more...]

Zucchini Three Ways

Zucchini Spaghetti

Garden tomatoes get a lot of attention, and even though their plants tend to produce in abundance, the other vegetable that is taking up a considerable amount of room in my kitchen is zucchini.Zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables you can grow. Because of its mild taste, chefs have been known to throw it into multiple dishes, and substitute it for regular items. Sure, you can grill it, sauté it, and bake it, but you can also get … [Read more...]

Unconventional Planters

Unconventional Planters

The great thing about gardens is that most of them can fit anywhere. This is why you may be able to repurpose junk from your garage into a unique garden---you just need to get a bit creative. Planters are also ideal for indoors when the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor growing. Though there are a ton of options, here are just a few of my favorites to get you inspired to plant an unconventional garden.WheelbarrowsThat old wheelbarrow … [Read more...]

Tips for the Lazy Gardener

First Crop of Carrots

I'm ashamed to admit that sometimes I play the role of the lazy gardener. When I first started gardening, I pictured myself spending evenings and weekends tending to my garden, creating pristine and perfect plots. But the longer I actually gardened, the more I realized that not only is a perfect garden nearly unattainable, but after a long day of work, pruning plants, pulling weeds, and digging holes is not at the top of my priority list. So … [Read more...]

A Guide to Second Season Planting

still life  Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit.

Summer has flown by and it's time to start thinking about your fall harvest plans. Unlike spring planting, which is dominated by tomatoes and summer squash, late-summer is a great time to focus on root vegetables, lettuces, and herbs.It's important to note that before you plant your second season vegetables, you should refresh the ground that you are planting. Turn over the soil and mix in more fertilizer so that your new plants will have … [Read more...]

Ten Amazing Summer Tomato Recipes

Mini pizzas with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil

As we talked about in our last post, it's tomato season! So, in order to provide you with some inspiration for using your produce, I decided it was time to turn to some of my favorite recipe sites. Here is a list of some of the best ways to incorporate tomatoes into you summer meals.Homemade Pico de Gallo – My RecipeIn case you missed it, my last post was all about the awesomeness that is pico de gallo. Easily made with any tomatoes … [Read more...]

Recipe: Homemade Pico de Gallo

Salsa dip

If you planted tomatoes this season, chances are you're beginning to see high yields. Though it's satisfying to see your plants teeming with the juicy, red bulbs, if you are like most gardeners, your joy may have turned to panic when trying to figure out just how to utilize the large harvest of tomatoes that are overcrowding your countertops.You could give them away or barter with a friend for other produce, but there’s a reason you chose … [Read more...]

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