Our Garden Concepts (pt.1)

Lets start with a few questions:

  • Have you failed at growing produce in the past?
  • Do you have limited space for your garden?
  • Have you been taught that gardening is super labor intensive and thusly decided not to try?
  • Do you want to grow lots of produce in a small space?
  • Are you planning on gardening with children?
  • Do you want to grow even more produce in the space you already have?

If you said yes to any of these questions, then you have come to the right post!   Continue reading

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Garden Update 6/21/14

Happy Summer Solstice!  It is officially summer at last.  And it feels it!  Hot-lanta is living up to its name this week.  Finally starting to see some 90 degree weather and severe pop-up afternoon thunder showers…yuck.  Seriously, no one needs that.  And yet the garden is persevering anyhow.  Most of the spring stuff is starting to meet its demise, but not before we get a taste of its deliciousness.   Continue reading

Fried Green Southern-ness

I should start off by saying that my family is that weird group of people that doesn’t swoon over a garden fresh tomato.  I don’t know what is wrong with us.  I want to love them and have my family love them too.  We love the smell of tomato plants and fresh tomatoes. But honestly, cherry, grape and pear tomatoes make us run screaming.  Meatier tomatoes are easier for us to handle.  We are absolutely working in the direction of learning to love, but it hasn’t come naturally. Continue reading

Simple Summer Risotto

My summer squash plants haven’t start producing yet (though the squash is REALLY close to ready) but in my search for recipes to make sure I am prepared for squash and zucchini abundance I found that, well, the recipes got really repetitive.  Either way, when we stumbled upon 7 lbs of yellow squash for $1.49 and 10 lbs of Korean zucchini for $1.49 at our local farmers market (CRAZY price, right?), I knew it was time to dig deep and start trying a few things to help ease this into our diet.  Squash and zucchini are new to our table, but the nutritional punch they pack plus their versatility to be used in either a savory or sweet application, I knew I had to get to work in the kitchen. Continue reading

Garden Update 6/6/14

Each time I tried to sit down and write this update, I kept getting distracted by the next new thing that was happening with the plants.  The garden has been hopping this week to say that least! So here we go with the gardening going ons and what we’ve harvested!

FLOWERING:

This week, a lot of stuff is going for a bloom in our garden.  Super exciting cause blooms are the sign of hope that produce is coming.  YAY!

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