Tag Archive: safe food

Aug 10

Chinese 5 Color Hot Pepper

Chinese 5 Color Hot Pepper

Beautiful colors of this pepper get it classified as an ornamental, but it also packs a wallop of heat; though not too hot for most people to enjoy. The Chinese 5 Color hot pepper grows well in containers, making it a good choice to grow indoors. The plant is a quick producer compared to many …

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Jul 13

Colorado Potato Beetle

Colorado Potato Beetle

Looks innocent enough, right? But the female Colorado Potato Beetle will lay batches of about 30 eggs on the undersides of leaves of the potato. She can do this multiple times throughout the growing season. They are sometimes also found on peppers and eggplant. Within a week or two the eggs will hatch and the …

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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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Jan 28

Drying & Dehydrating

Orange peels fresh & after sitting out 24 hours.

Dehydrating is the process of removing water using the sun or a machine, whereas drying happens naturally. At least that is how we see it. Dehydrated and dried foods store longer than canned goods, and are nutritionally and visually more like the original state when rehydrated. On the down side, they can take more time …

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Dec 28

27 Herbs for Your Garden

Lemon Balm

The table below is a guide written by my gardening father some 20 years ago. It is a good start if you are planning an herb garden, or just looking to add a few herbs to your edible gardening experience.

Dec 13

An Anti GMO Garden

Homegrown summer squash, so easy to do.

The long term effects of GMO plants are still being debated, though there has been numerous connections made between health problems and at the very least the high doses of pesticides that are dumped on these crops. Then they end up in most of our foods, from the obvious corn flake to less realized corn-fed …

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