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Sometimes aggravation is the mother of invention. I have been gardening for over 10 years and really enjoy taking on new challenges such as growing pumpkins, squashes, watermelons and other vining fruits and vegetables. However, like everyone else, I am limited in space and got tired of stepping over my vines and watching my hard [...]Show More Summary
You know it is spring when the first plants that pop up are weeds. We call them weeds since they show up where we don’t want them but in reality, they are really just unloved flowers. But do you realize that some weeds are quite nutritious? Listed below are 3 spring weeds I bet [...] The post Eat Weeds: 3 Spring Weeds to Savor appeared first on Green Talk.
My biggest challenge during garden season (okay every season) is to run my household efficiently. Some days I look at my house and sigh with despair. Maybe you are like me, running a mile a minute and trying to manage everything in a 24 hour time period. And perhaps somewhere in between trying to sleep [...]Show More Summary
I rarely review books since I just don’t have the time. However, when Jan of the Nerdy Farm Wife sent me her new book, “101 Easy Homemade Products for Skin, Health & Home,” I was thrilled. I always wanted to start making my own homemade products since I grow so many herbs. Avoiding synthetic chemicals [...]Show More Summary
The Philadelphia Flower Show 2016 paid reverence to the National Parks. I dream of traveling around our country to see all the parks such as Yellowstone and Yosemite. Unlike last year’s splashy show, the foliage was natural and true to form of the parks. Walking around the exhibits was so calming and refreshing although [...]Show More Summary
Usually you hear about people tapping maple trees, but there are several other trees you can tap as well including walnut and birch trees. Although I have birch trees, I decided to tap a walnut tree. (Teri at Homestead Honey wrote a post about walnut tapping which fascinated me.) My inner child cartwheeled with glee [...]Show More Summary
Why does Spring make you want to clean? I have this natural instinct to open the window, dump drawers, and scrub like a mad woman. But here’s the rub. Are your chemically laden cleaning products making you a mad woman or man? Stop! Learn why you need to make the jump to safer cleaning products. [...]Show More Summary
Calendula is my go to flower in the summer. Behind those cheery yellow and orange blossoms is a whole lot of awesome calendula benefits. Calendula has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that aid in healing so many aliments. So, let’s jump right in and you will see why I love this plant. And as an added [...]Show More Summary
One my favorite flowers in the summer is calendula. Let me teach you how to grow calendula. It is one of those plants you want to add to your garden. Not only do the bees and butterflies love it, it makes a wonderful salve and tea. So, let me show you how. I got you [...] The post How to Grow Calendula: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on Green Talk®.
As the seed catalogs start to flood in, everyone scampers to buy tomato, pepper, and zucchini seeds. In our conquest to become more sustainable, how about trying to grow hulless oats this summer? You have to act fast since oats need to be planted in the spring. And they are harvested just in time [...] The post Hulless Oats: How to Grow Them. appeared first on Green Talk®.
My Paleo chili recipe is a staple in our household. It is easy and freezes well. My older boys who have left the house make this recipe on their own for their lunches. I can’t imagine how they eat the same meal every day, but they love it. So, here is my recipe that I [...] The post Paleo Chili Recipe. Easy Oh So Delish appeared first on Green Talk®.
Today I officially opened up the seed drawer to start my seeds for this season. As I finger through the seeds, I murmur to myself, “nope not growing that again” or ” wow, I really liked growing that seed.” As many of you know, I am a pretty adventurous gardener in the seed growing department [...]
Raspberry leaves are one of the darlings of herbal remedies. Yet, you rarely hear about the benefits of blackberry leaves. Just like its cousin, the raspberry, blackberry leaves are full of flavonoids, vitamins, and antioxidants. In addition, it aids in the relief of skin rashes, diarrhea, sore throats and more. Blackberry leaves should claim a [...]Show More Summary
I seem to be on a kick of how to reuse everything from my garden from leek leaves to raspberry seeds. So, now we move onto corn cobs. Remember, I taught you the easy peazy way to take corn off the cob? Well, what can you do with those cobs? In my case, there were 50 [...] The post Corn Cob Stock: Don’t Toss Those Cobs appeared first on Green Talk®.
Do you cook with leeks? I am going to let you in on a secret. Come closer. Come even closer. Did you know that the dark green parts are yummier than the white and light green parts? Yeah, I am talking about leek greens. See, recipes always call for the white and light green part, [...] The post Leek Greens: From Unloved to Fab with 11 Recipes appeared first on Green Talk®.
I love raspberry jam but most people turn their nose up at the “seediness” of the jam. So now I put my raspberries through a vegetable juicer to separate the jam from the seeds. I wish that my juicer could leave all the jam and just give me the seeds, but inevitably I also lose [...] The post How to Make Raspberry Seed Crackers appeared first on Green Talk®.
I know it isn’t corn season but everything I harvest somehow ends up in the freezer. As I was purging the freezer, I realized I had over 50 ears of corn stuck in a bunch of different places. How the heck was I going to take off all of those kernels to make room in [...] The post How to Cut Corn Off the Cob. The Easy Peazy Way appeared first on Green Talk®.
I love homemade gifts. Love is written all over these gifts. Over the years, I have given my children’s teachers home grown dried herbs and jams for the holidays. My favorite gift is jam. All my jams come from my apple and peach trees or my raspberry and blackberry bushes. But my all time [...]Show More Summary
Over the last week, I have been jamming—literally. I made over 40 raspberry and blackberry jams for the holidays. As I sat down to write my jam recipe post, I realized that I have learned so much from my canning mistakes. I wish someone had told me the 12 canning tips before I started my [...] The post 12 Jam Canning Tips I Wish Someone Taught Me. appeared first on Green Talk®.
Yesterday was a sad day for me. I normally don’t write about my personal life on the blog but it has been one year since my Dad’s death. He was 86 when he died. I no longer have this lifeline. My mother died when I was in my late twenties. But as I grieve, I [...] The post 4 Important Life Lessons My Father Taught Me. appeared first on Green Talk®.