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5 Simple Ways to Get Your Gardening Groove On

Here in the Midwest, much like other parts of the country we’re experiencing a complete and utter freeze. It’s incredibly hard to imagine colorful flowers, edible gardens, or even water that doesn’t freeze when poured right now, but this is the best time to think about your spring garden.

The Butchart Gardens Seeds- Vancouver, Canada

Yes, your spring garden. And summer garden. And fall garden.– it’s uplifting to consider the possibilities of seeing green, red, yellow, purple and all the other vibrant colors that flowers and vegetable, berries in your very own space, even if you have a small space. Do you have a small patio? A balcony? What about joining a community garden– perfect for apartment dwellers.

Here are some simple suggestions to get you in the mood and warm up to the idea of bringing some green into your life and your home:

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Farmer’s Market Salad

Strolling through the farmer’s market on a humid summer morning is enough inspiration to seek out the best salad ingredients you can find. I returned recently with beautiful radishes and purple scallions. Combining that with my balcony garden herbs made this a super local food.   Ingredients ½ bunch radishes, julienned 1 cucumber, seeds removed, … Read more

My (Edible) Balcony Garden

  Many of my family members and members of  our Facebook page have been asking me to send pictures of my balcony garden, so I’ve finallly had a chance to take and compile pictures of this lovely extension of my home. I’m delighted that so many people are interested in such a wonderful thing to share. Years … Read more

Processing Summer Garden Tomatoes

Just as soon as spring approached, we began contemplating what to plant in our summer garden. The consensus was that we wanted plenty of homemade tomato sauce all winter long, coming from fresh, organic produce. After renting a plot  from our local park district, we made calculations and designs for our 20 x 20 space (which was … Read more

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