Archive for the ‘You Can Grow That!’ Category

5 Great Reasons to Grow a Pixie Grape

Okay, so we know this Pixie Grape is still a wee plant, but we wanted to share info about it in case you want to get your hands on one as well. So use your imagination, and picture this: 1. This variety grows best in a container, even small ones. So, even if your garden [...]

May 4, 2015  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Fruits, Preparedness & Green Living, Techniques & Issues, You Can Grow That!  No Comments

Stevia – You Can Grow That!

Stevia has the reputation of being difficult to grow, and the truth is, it is just picky about germination. It can take a number of seeds to get one or two to sprout. Unlike most seeds, stevia needs the light to germinate. To plant, just lay the seeds right on top of your seed starting [...]

April 4, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Herbs, You Can Grow That!  2 Comments

Aloe from Seed – You Can Grow That!

Every gardener, whether they admit it or not, has at some point grown something in spite of themselves. Perhaps they didn’t know any better; ask me sometime about my first experience playing golf (ps. don’t ask himself). Or maybe they gave up on a plant, only to have it thrive. Such was the case with [...]

March 4, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Herbs, Odds & Ends, You Can Grow That!  2 Comments

Fresh Food Year Round – You Can Grow That!

In some regions of the country they can grow fresh food year round because the weather is well suited for it. For the majority of us though, as you can see from the picture of our yard, it’s a challenge. And in some areas, it is for opposite reasons- it just becomes too dang hot. [...]

February 5, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Extending the Season, You Can Grow That!  No Comments

How to Grow – Fenugreek

America really is the Melting Pot, and nobody knows this better than veggie gardeners. While many are familiar with numerous Asian veggies as well as those of Europe and our Indigenous peoples, less avail themselves of what the people of India have to offer. Of course, growing conditions are always a consideration. Still there are [...]

January 4, 2015  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Herbs, You Can Grow That!  No Comments

Popcorn – You Can Grow That!

So much of the corn being grown in the US is now genetically engineered by crossing it with e. coli, then doused heavily with pesticides. Although you can find organic alternatives, if you have the room you can grow quite a lot of popcorn. Just 10 plants can yield anywhere from 4000-12000 kernels, in only [...]

December 5, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Corn, You Can Grow That!  No Comments

Forever Food – You Can Grow That!

When most people think of perennial edible plants, they probably think of apple trees and berry bushes, and that’s a great start. Fruit trees will bear for decades, berry bushes and canes give out new growth each year, grapes new vines, and even strawberries reproduce themselves providing younger, more vigorous plants. But you don’t have [...]

November 4, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening, How to Grow, You Can Grow That!  2 Comments

Organic Onions 75 Cents per Pound-You Can Grow That!

This year, we did the math. Onion plants from Dixondale Farms, 6 bunches: $30.72 The more bunches you buy, the lower the cost. If you don’t want a lot, see if a friend will go in on an order with you. Harvest: 43 pounds. Note that this does not include the quart of roasted green [...]

August 4, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: You Can Grow That!  No Comments

$100′s of Food in a Small Space – You Can Grow That!

Since you are reading this you are probably already a gardener, congrats! Perhaps you have a lot of space that you would like to optimize, or maybe you just want to get more from a smaller area. There are gardening techniques that have been around for thousands of years that can help you do just [...]

July 3, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Gardening, Techniques & Issues, You Can Grow That!  2 Comments

Broccoli Raab – You Can Grow That!

Newer to many home gardens than its brassica relatives, broccoli raab is gaining favor rapidly. And for good reason. Like cauliflower, cabbage and of course broccoli, you can start the seeds indoors to be ready to transplant about a month before the last spring frosts. Similarly, it prefers cool weather and is perfect for that [...]

June 3, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Broccoli & Broccoli Raab, You Can Grow That!  One Comment