edible gardens

Tips for a Bountiful Crop

Tips for a bountiful Crop! With concerns over pesticides and modified foods more and more people are turning to their own gardens for ways to fill their grocery list. This can be a challenging task considering many of us just simply aren’t working with fields to grow with. So the old adage work smarter not harder can really apply, with this in mind I offer the following tips to maximize your harvest. Grow what works …

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Cold Weather Crops

If you have a vegetable garden you’ve likely spent the past couple of weekends harvesting & processing. Tomato sauce, pickled peppers and just regular ol’ dill pickles are some of my personal favourites. It’s sad seeing the plants mostly bare now that they’ve been picked so as consolation we begin to plot the next phase of our garden and cold weather crops. The jury’s still out on wether or not we can expect another brutal …

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It’s not too late to plant!

It was a long cold winter and a late spring, so many garden planting dates have been pushed forward. Far in beyond  what traditional wisdom would lead one to believe! It’s still not too late to plant a great vegetable garden, and there are many flowers you can plant into July too. For edible gardens I’ve provided a short list of everyone’s favourite veggies and herbs to start growing now and enjoy all summer long. …

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Garden Tip – Preparing Chiles

Few plants grab the attention of both eyes and taste buds like spicy chile peppers. Harvest chiles in summer; enjoy their flavours all year by drying chilies in an oven, a dehydrator or the open air. Once dry, store them in a sealed jar or plastic bag, or crush into a powder. Dried peppers can be ground into coarse flakes or a fine powder for flavouring. When drying peppers ensure you wear rubber gloves, avoid …

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Delicious Strawberry Smoothie

A wonderful and nutritious breakfast smoothie is a great way to start the day. It’s also super easy to make. Blend 1c. Strawberries, 1/2c. Blueberries, 1/2c. Orange Juice, 1/4c. Vanilla Yogurt, 1 tsp.finely  ground almonds until smooth.  ENJOY

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