There’s this great article in Modern Farmer about mushroom extracts being used to help treat colony collapse disorder, and it got me thinking. If we help Mama Nature along by setting up the best of situations in our yards, then …..
Stuffed Rose of Sharon Blossoms are a delicious and perfect substitute for those squash blossoms I don’t have in my garden. I decided it wasn’t worth fighting the squash bugs every year, so I buy my squash at the farmer’s market. …..
It’s been another amazing year with these heirloom North American native perennial onions. They’re easy to propagate, don’t need fertilizer, and are pest resistant. They’re super easy to grow organically. I’m getting very creative with them; we haven’t bought onions …..
Yesterday I harvested our walking onion tops, and there were lots! I took out the largest 100 or so for fall planting, and here’s what was left: There are plenty to share with friends, and to make pickles. My favorite …..
With all the chemicals in commercial lotions these days, I’m truly grateful for this method I adapted from Rosemary Gladstar’s lovely book, Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. My skin loves this herbal lotion, and I love knowing exactly what’s in …..
On my daily walk about the yard today, I found these herb friends just coming out of their winter sleep. To my neighbors, most of these guys are weeds but to my family they’re superstars of the spring garden, providing …..
My seedlings are growing, we’ve had some warm days, and I’m itching to play in the dirt! I love spring planting time; we’ve kept ourselves busy indoors and out as we dreamed of warmer – and longer – days. INDOORS: …..
The garden holds many surprises. I’m sharing my seed-saving tips for cabbage-type plants again, with an update on one incredible “dwarf” Blue Curled Kale plant. Our beautiful 3-year-old kale plant – July 25, 2013. Never did I expect …..
Lettuce is a cool season annual. When the weather turns hot, it becomes bitter and inedible so here in Kansas lettuce season is nearly over. Since we still have lots of lettuce in the garden, I’m keeping it tender and sweet …..
I really wanted fresh vegetables for dinner tonight, but it’s a cold and rainy spring in Overland Park and my garden grows slowly. Luckily, many wild plants share our outdoor spaces, so I did a bit of foraging in our …..