Crops & Cooking

Crops & Cooking

Learn all the ways to take care of your crops... and then cook with 'em!

how to grow garlic

The Key To Growing Great Garlic

Growing garlic can be ridiculously easy if you know just a little bit about what you are doing and how to care for growing things. But in case you need them, here are some...
pickle peppers

How To Pickle Peppers

For those people who ventured into the world of gardening this year, dependent upon what type of seeds you sowed, you might be knee-deep in your dirt collecting the beautiful fruits of your labor. Whether...
fast growing vegetables

5 Quick-Growing Veggies You Can Harvest In No Time

If you love eating and preparing food using homegrown and natural vegetables and herbs, the second best place to get your favorite vegetables would be at a farmers market. The best place is definitely...
growing spagehtti squash

Growing Impressive Spaghetti Squash

This incredibly versatile item is actually a member of the fruit group. Of all the varieties of squash, the spaghetti squash definitely has the most to offer in the way of options. There is...
harvest swiss chard

Instructions: How To Harvest Swiss Chard

Also known as perpetual, mangold, crab beet, spinach beet, or silverbeet, Swiss chard is a leafy vegetable that produces fresh greens all summer long. Besides adding great beauty to your garden, it’s also an...
growing mushrooms

Grow Your Own Delicious Mushrooms

Store bought mushrooms just aren't quite the same as fresh ones right out of your yard. However, just like most gardening, growing mushrooms takes a bit of know how that many people don't have. Learn...
garden fresh recipes

Simple Garden Fresh Recipes

Most of us have vegetable gardens for the simple fact that we can grow our own food. Depending on what you are growing in your garden, you can make all sorts of food: from...
plant Halloween pumpkins

When To Plant Halloween Pumpkins For Fall Harvest

Growing pumpkins can be fun as well as rewarding and easy. There are many varieties of pumpkins but for today we will concentrate on the ones that most people use for jack-o-lanterns: the Connecticut...
growing tomatoes

Grow Award-Winning Tomatoes This Year

Gardeners know that nothing brings them more pride than showing off a big, juicy, bright red tomato that they nursed to life from a seedling. Once they've shown it off, nothing brings them more...
growing beans corn

3 Sisters: Beans, Corn And Squash

Growing beans, corn and squash together goes back to the days when America was inhabited solely by Native Americans. According to legend, these three vegetables are sisters who are inseparable. They only grow and...
plum trees

Planting Plum Trees In Your Garden

Who's in the mood for some tasty, sweet, plump plums this summer season? Plums are excellent for beginner gardeners who wish to grow fruit trees. Plum trees are not only easy to grow, but...
edible flowers

Safe Edible Flowers

I was about 12 years old the first time I visited the bohemic artsy town of New Hope, Pa. it was there I had my first conscience encounter with flower infused food. At a...

Fruit And Vegetable Size Matters

It’s not uncommon to hear or see community contests judging the size of fruits and vegetables that are grown. This can be a fun novelty but have you ever tasted one of the prize...
Jalapeños

How To Stop Jalapeños From Turning Black

Jalapenos are the perfect addition to any meal thanks to their spicy heat flavor. While most jalapenos are green when you pick them, some can be black. This is definitely something you don't want....
growing vegetables

Beginner Vegetable Plants Anyone Can Grow

Growing your own vegetables can be an amazing convenience. You don’t have to shop at the store as often for them. If you need more vegetables for a certain dish, all you have to...
grow corn uses

Why You Should Start Growing Corn ASAP

Corn just may be one of the most important grain vegetables that has ever been produced. It is quite delicious to eat, but it is also used in many of our everyday products that...
kale recipe

5 Delicious Reasons Why You Should Grow Kale

One of the veggies that I really love to eat is kale. It is very versatile, high in Vitamin K, vitamin C, beta carotene, and calcium. Some people may shy away from it because of...
canning fruit and vegetables

Can, Freeze, Dry: Preserve the Harvest from Your Garden

After working hard to fertilize and grow such a productive garden, it would be a tragedy to allow any of the harvest to rot and spoil. After eating your fill and giving some to...
butternut squash recipe

Great Butternut Squash Recipes To Warm You Up

There is so much you can do with butternut squash and the dishes are quite delicious. From soups to entrées to desserts, the recipes are endless. Once you get through that hard shell you...

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