Benefits of Microgreens

Microgreens are vegetables and herbs that are harvested between 1 to 3 weeks.  They are the same plants but they are said to have more nutrients that the fully grown vegetable.  Microgreens have a high antioxidant content making it food that prevents diseases and promotes health.  Studies have shown that there are high levels of... Continue Reading →

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Preserving Herbs From The Garden

Drying herbs from the garden can be done by air-drying or by using a dehydrator. Other methods include drying them in the oven or outdoors.  Harvesting should be done mid-morning, after the morning dew has dried off of them. Low moisture herbs are best for air-drying while herbs with more moisture are usually dried using... Continue Reading →

Dehydrating – Food Preservation

Dehydration is a process that extracts the moisture from food. Most people use a dehydrator but there are DIY ways of doing it without electricity such as using a solar oven.  Some nutrition is lost during the dehydration process such as Vitamin A and C.  However for foods that you would blanch before such as... Continue Reading →

Planting for Pest Control

A vegetable garden can attract all types of bugs including aphids, beetles, and worms.  Adding other types of plants can help deter pest and even attract bugs that will help keep down the pest population. Below is a list of just a few plants that you can grow around your vegetable garden to keep pests... Continue Reading →

The Garden Perennial List

When planning your garden it is very important to know which vegetables and fruits are annuals and which ones are perennials.  Below is a list of perennial fruit, vegetables, beans, herbs and nuts that you might be interested in growing and enjoying for years to come. Veggies Asparagus Onions - Shallots, Chives, Welsh Onions and... Continue Reading →

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