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Preserving (Freezing) Zucchini

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday July 30, 2013   -   By Katie

Swimming in zucchini? Giving some away to the neighbors seems to be the common cure for an overzealous squash plant. If you’re feeling a bit miserly… or in a positive light, if you wish there was a way to enjoy home-grown zucchini all year round, here’s...

Early Herbs, Edible Flowers and Yummy Edible Flow...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Wednesday January 30, 2013   -   By Neil & Jean

Only 59 more days till Spring.... ahh! Yes, that doesn't sound so long at all. The sun is shining midst the cold air bringing happiness to my day.  I long for that warm feeling that only a bright sunny day can give.  I am a firm...

Where has the year gone...

Blog: Yankee Doodle Farms   -   Saturday November 03, 2012   -   By Diane

Part of the year was spent helping mom recover from cancer.  She was diagnosed with lung cancer, scheduled for surgery to have part of her lung removed, had a heart attack, recovered, surgery rescheduled, had a successful surgery followed by radiation...

The Fruit with a Thousand Names

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday August 10, 2012   -   By Katie

This week I was hoping to provide you with a video tour of the gardens. But as I type this it’s raining… and has been for almost an entire day. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining! I’m grateful for the cool weather and rain. Instead of a video...

Idea Note Books, Remembrance Shadow Boxes, Edible ...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Sunday July 01, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I love photographing my gardens, both veggie and flower. I take photos of them at each stage so I know what I need to fill in, get rid of, thin out or re-do. As I page through my garden journals, it is so interesting to see how the beds have matured, changed...

Edible Landscaping!

Blog: Owens Acres - Lavender, Herbs, and Tea   -   Sunday April 29, 2012   -   By Laura & Mike

Edible Landscaping   With the weather warming up, it's time to start thinking about your home garden.  This year why not plant a few easy to grow herbs for teas and medicinals!  Here are some suggestions:   1. ...

Americans facing forclosures ,job loss and starvat...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday April 23, 2012   -   By Tony

To start with here are some refreshers statistics about why lawns are inefficient ,a waste , COSTLY and taxing in many ways: -Residential lawns comprise 23 million acres of land in the U.S. -58 million Americans spend $30 billion per year for lawn...

All For The Love Of Lilac Jelly!

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Thursday April 19, 2012   -   By Jessica

Lilacs. Lilacs everywhere. Ahhh, Spring lilacs. Yes, it’s true, the smell of dreamy lilacs in the breeze just doesn't last long enough. So that’s why I love to preserve its floral essence in a delectable, wiggly jiggly, spreadable, sticky sweet jelly....

Container Gardens are a wise choice for many urban...

Blog: Freedom To Grow Our Own Food   -   Tuesday November 29, 2011   -   By Jason

Container gardening is a great way to grow plants. For years and years this has been the way nurseries and many gardeners enjoyed growing plants. Containers of many materials had been utilized. I remember my Grand Dad complaining about the poor soil&...

More Mullein Please!

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Friday April 08, 2011   -   By Jessica

Since antiquity, mankind has used the velvety mullein plant for many purposes. From Roman times, the stem- stripped of the leaves and flowers and dipped in tallow- was carried as a torch in religious processions. Why not make a giant torch eh? Well, they...

Don't kill your violets

Blog: The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane   -   Thursday April 07, 2011   -   By Georgia

Don’t Kill your Violets! What tiny plant with lovely, scented flowers and heart-shaped leaves is packed with vitamins and antioxidants? Violets! These tiny colorful plants are an excellent ground cover for shady places, provide a bright green leaf...

Eating "Wild" from Your Yard

Blog: Rocking A Sustainable Farm   -   Thursday March 17, 2011   -   By Harlan and Lori

 I am homeschooling our 5th grade son this year, so we are constantly looking for ways to find excitement outside of the textbooks! Being the only two humans around for miles for the majority of the day can be tiresome! Since our family loves to...

Edible Flowers - How To Choose + Chart

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Saturday February 19, 2011   -   By Poly

Edible Flowers How To Choose Edible Flowers - Edible Flower Chart   To read the original article and to view the chart, please visit the authors post: http://whatscookingamerica.net/EdibleFlowers/EdibleFlowersMain.htm Edible...

Are you ready for THIS?

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday May 09, 2010   -   By Mary

Louis Pasteur said that fortune only favors the prepared mind and some of the foods and medicines and other useful things that we harvest and grow might take some preparation.  Not only in the kitchen, but in your mind.  It may seem strange at first...

Are you ready for THIS?

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday May 09, 2010   -   By Mary

Louis Pasteur said that fortune only favors the prepared mind and some of the foods and medicines and other useful things that we harvest and grow might take some preparation.  Not only in the kitchen, but in your mind.  It may seem strange at first...

Edible landscaping.A new approach in investing in ...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Tuesday April 27, 2010   -   By Tony

Look at most of the Agriculture magazines here in Florida and you will be overwhelmed with news about ornamentals and annuals and perenial to decorate your garden with flowers,shrubs and other ornamentals that have no EDIBLE advantage.I always advocate a...

Evening Primrose - Oenothera

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Thursday February 11, 2010   -   By Karen

 Oenothera biennis, or Evening Primrose, has been cultivated in North America since the early 16th century. It was originally grown as an edible plant, however the bright yellow flowers make for a beautiful ornamental display in the...

Edible Flowers - A Beautiful Salad in your own Gar...

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Thursday January 28, 2010   -   By Karen

~Flowers are high in vitamins and minerals and all are rich in nectar & pollen. ~Rose hips have a high in vitamin C content, as well as nasturtium & marigolds. ~Dandelion flowers contain vitamins A and C. Add them to your salads!! Edible...

Grow A Victory Garden

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Saturday January 23, 2010   -   By Karen

A grass roots movement, or a renaissance toward Victory Gardening, is happening here in North America, and around the world. Victory Gardening, which usually refers to small-scale farming, and a way of supporting community based agriculture, is where the past...

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