Category Archives: Growing Food

Simple ideas to help your garden grow as well as composting, indoor gardening and more.

Best Method of Growing Strawberries

Follow These Tips For the Sweetest Berries and Maximum Yield. Known as a strong aphrodisiac in the middle Ages, the strawberries were served with cream in a soup or borage to lovers, especially to the newly-wedded couple. (more…)...
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How to Grow Aubergines Alias Eggplants

Eggplants or aubergines as they are called are becoming better known in the western world. Other names they are known by are eggfruit, brinjal and guinea squash. Eggplants originate from the Middle East and Asia, and instantly recognizable by their shiny purple skins. (more…)...
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Growing Beets – A Unique Heirloom Crop

Anyone who enjoys vegetable gardening, growing heirloom vegetables in your home, backyard organic garden provides a great way to grow fresh crops for your everyday needs. Beets being a very easy crop to grow, and don't require much space. (more…)...
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Growing Brussels Sprouts in Your Backyard Garden

You don't need much room to plant a high yielding crop of Brussels Sprouts. They are a mini-cabbage that forms a 2 to 3 foot high stem with umbrella like foliage. They are also an attractive crop that you can incorporate in with other plants in your landscape. Read more

Asparagus: From Seed to Harvest

I love asparagus. It can be eaten raw in a salad (or by itself), steamed or my favorite, grilled. Growing asparagus from seed has but one drawback, that would be, the time investment it will take before you can harvest it. (more…)...
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How to Make $60,000 Yearly Growing Gourmet Oyster Mushrooms

The popularity of gourmet mushrooms is continuing to grow. Over a million and a half pounds were grown just last year in the United States. Because of this increasing demand, new growers can succeed with exotics, such as oyster & shiitake mushrooms. It's fairly easy too. Here's how you could make $60,000 a year growing...
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Broccoli: From Seed to Harvest

Where do I begin with just how much better home grown broccoli tastes over store bought nameless varieties? Maybe I am a bit biased because I think everything I eat from my garden tastes better, but I am sure I am not alone with this assessment. Read more