Tag: no GMO

Dec 21

11 Edibles to Grow in a Survivalist Garden

edible landscaping

You might look at your garden differently if your very existence depended on it. Of course you would consider balanced nutrition, but you also might look at storage ability and depending on where you live, even growing edibles in disguise. Here are a few foods to consider if you want to rely more on your …

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Oct 26

11 Beet Varieties

non gmo sugar beets

Not all beets are created equal, nor do they taste the same. Even most people who don’t like beets normally, may change their minds with a milder tasting one. The Golden Beet pictured has a very mild flavor compared to dark red beets. Of course how you prepare them matters as well. Even Mandolin, who …

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Apr 08

Seedling Identification D-O

Okra

Well I couldn’t find any vegetables we’ve grown that started with D, except Daikon radishes but that will be under R. My apologies that this collection pf pics is sorely missing some veggies, like kohlrabi and kale, and the okra is larger than we want, but we promise to plant some seeds and get those …

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Mar 18

15 Varieties of Dry Beans

The beautiful Tiger's Eye.

A wonderful and often versatile crop, beans that produce edible seeds that dry right on the plant are both nutritious and easy to grow. Many kinds can also be enjoyed as a snap or shelled bean, giving you a longer fresh supply of produce. Once they dry, they are easy to store in any food …

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Mar 11

Kikuza Pumpkin

Easy to grow vertically.

Mandolin and I enjoy growing unusual varieties of food, and last summer we experimented with this Kikuza winter squash. It is a pumpkin originally from Japan, but we were able to get seeds from Baker Creek. The fruit are only a few pounds each, so they lend themselves well to growing vertically, yet they are …

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Mar 07

13 Eggplant Cultivars for Your Garden

The beginnings.

Eggplant is one veggie that is often neglected in the home garden. Many people find the taste unappealing, and until I tasted a dish my husband made, I would have agreed. Armed with a good recipe, eggplant can be a wonderful addition to your meal planning. It is easy to grow, often quite prolific, and …

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