Welcome to this week’s Homegrown Harvest Photo Share where the focus is on carrots! We love carrots and love seeding the garden with a variety of carrots. Since we’ve been growing in raised garden beds are carrot have been much easier to grow and… Continue Reading “Homegrown Harvest Photo Share – Carrots”
Companion planting has played a vital role in the survival of people throughout history. When companion plantings are used they help one another grow, thrive and produce higher yields efficiently and with little impact on the environment.
When I plan out our garden I always keep in mind what I can use for canning. During the quarantine we’ve been going through lots of the tomato sauces and salsas I’ve canned over the years. This season, I plan to put a lot more peppers in the garden and on the deck again this summer and I’m so excited I just looked at the list of what I have planned. I love using a variety of peppers in my salsa and every level of heat from sweet to very hot.
Thymus vulgaris, also known as common thyme is one of the ancient herbs. Popular since classical times because of its versatility, it has a number of important uses which extended beyond the kitchen.
Our spotlight vegetable cabbage is this week’s photo share topic. Share with us photos of your cabbage you proudly grew and leave a link with your photos in the comment section. For more information about our Homegrown Harvest Photo Share page for more information… Continue Reading “Homegrown Harvest Photo Share- Cabbage”
Head cabbage originated in the Mediterranean region and was known to the ancients of both Greece and Rome, it was hailed for its medicinal purposes by both Cato and Elder. Ancient Egyptians and Romans ate large amounts of cabbage the night before drinking which allowed them to drink more.
Broccoli loves cool weather and should be added to the garden either by seed or transplant anytime from late April to May or late July and August to get either an early summer harvest or fall crop respectively. Plants will thrive in a fertile rich, well-drained soil.
Petunias are wonderful flowers to include in the garden. Pink Petunia is my Flower of the Day – FOTD.