Tag Archives forGrowing veggies

An Introduction to Sweet, Crunchy Yacon

An Introduction to Sweet, Crunchy Yacon

About a 4-minute read

It's yacon planting time in the Southern Hemisphere tropics and semi-tropics. Yacon tubers are sweet, crunchy, and delicious raw or cooked, and are a firm favorite in our family. This post is a quick introduction to yacon and my experiences with growing and eating it.

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Herb Pesto (and Mulberry Milkshake)

Herb Pesto (and Mulberry Milkshake)

about a 4 minute read, lots of pics

Not that I have anything against basil, but pesto can be made with any edible green leaf or leaf combination. When all you see in your garden is edible leafy greens, pesto is a great way to serve up all that nutrition in a form that's easy and appealing to eat. In this post, I share my recent successful parsley pesto experiment.

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Farm Update: New Calf, Chickweed Salads, Veggie Harvest

Farm Update: New Calf, Chickweed Salads, Veggie Harvest

about a 4 minute read, lots of pics

The kids'll soon be up and looking for breakfast. The cow needs milking and the calf pen needs cleaning. I just have time before all that starts, to show you some pics of the new calf, our recent veggie garden harvests, and the chickweed in the lawn that we're putting into salads. 

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2 Ways to Preserve Leafy Greens From Your Veggie Garden

2 Ways to Preserve Leafy Greens From Your Veggie Garden


Text: about a 1 minute read. Lots of pictures.

In my experience, leafy greens are among the easiest kinds of veggies to grow. But they don't keep for very long and after you've given basketfuls of them to your friends and eaten stir-fried leafy greens, leafy greens in soups, in stews, and added to salads, and they're still coming, what do you do with them next?

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7 Steps to a Frog Pond that Also Grows Food

7 Steps to a Frog Pond that Also Grows Food

(about a 6 to 8 minute read)

This post is all about how we built a pond for tadpoles and frogs that will also grow food-producing water plants and edge plants. It's our first attempt, so it's very small. If it works, we'll make more, or make this one bigger. Or both.

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Rungi – Rainforest Floor Vegetable

Rungi - Rainforest Floor Vegetable

About a 3 minute read

A vegetable from the tropical highlands of Papua New Guinea, rungi is an attractive, edible, nutritious year-round ground cover for the tropics and semi-tropics that tolerates a wide range of growing conditions.

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Sweet Violet – Edible, Medicinal, Beautiful

Sweet Violet - Edible, Medicinal, Beautiful

A 3-4 minute read

There is a little plant I've been on the look-out for, and I'm delighted to have finally found her. 

Please allow me to introduce you to Sweet Violet (Viola odorata), a delicate, beautiful little ground-covering plant with a super-long list of nutritive, medicinal, and sense-pleasing attributes.

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