How to Use Lambsquarter From Root to Seed

Wild Edibles Maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort by harvesting edible weeds, such as lambsquarter, for food, medicine, and self-care. By Katrina Blair December 2014 The roots, greens, and seeds of the lambsquarter plant are all edible and extremely nutritious. These ingredients can be used in a variety of wild […] Read more »

Tips for Selecting This Year’s heirloom Seeds

Overwhelmed by all the crops available in seed catalogs? Use these tips to narrow your search and make the most of your limited garden space. By Rachel Tayse Baillieul Many gardeners spend the dark, cold days of late winter pouring over bright seed catalogs. Between the beautiful illustrations, enticing descriptions and inspiration of a new […] Read more »

Plant in your garden a year’s worth of food?

How much should you plant in your garden to provide a year’s worth of food? by BRENDA on APRIL 1, 2013 Do you know how much your family eats in a year’s time? As a farmer’s wife, I am keenly aware of how much meat, poultry, eggs, honey and dairy we consume. Raising enough food […] Read more »

Cold Frames and Hot Beds Difference

Some great info on the difference between Cold Frames and hot Beds from the http://www.savvygardener.com/Features/cold_frames-hotbeds.html   To get the most out of a garden, you can extend the growing season by sheltering plants from cold weather both in early spring and during the fall. Very ambitious gardeners harvest greens and other cool-weather crops all winter […] Read more »

Yarrow and Its Many Medicinal Properties

You can never have to much information about Yarrow, so here’s some more. Achillea millefolium or common yarrow “Millefolium” literally means a thousand leaves and it is said that its name, Achillea, is derived from Achilles the Greek hero of the Trojan wars. Myth has that it was given to him by a Greek God […] Read more »

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

Just a quick post so that I can save this recipe, sense everyone has extra pumpkins this time of year.. Do you like Pumpkin Pie? Do you like Apple Butter? Have you ever had Pumpkin Butter? Check out this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter Recipe for a quick and easy way to make this fall time […] Read more »

Health Benefits of Mullein

11 Health Benefits of Mullein Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a popular natural remedy most often used to treat respiratory disorders since ancient times, but it also has many other medicinal uses. It is sometimes called Common Mullein, Great Mullein, or, in the western U.S., “cowboy toilet paper,” because its leaves make good toilet paper in […] Read more »

13 Fastest Growing Vegetables

Not all vegetables take from spring from fall to mature.  If you’re getting a late start on your home garden or live in a region with a short growing season, fear not.  There are many healthy, delicious vegetables that are quick to harvest. Here are the 12 fastest growing vegetables to get your garden jumpstarted. […] Read more »

Elderberries What are they

Elderberries are small, dark berries that grow in clusters on elder trees (also called elderberry bushes), and are very common throughout Europe and North America.  They have a long history of human use, from food, to wine, and even for medicine.   One of my favorite uses is Elderberry Crostata with Lemon.  They are a […] Read more »