My basil is simple, straight-forward, traditional, easy and delicious! I usually have about three different basils going in my garden and I like to combine them in this pesto. Here we go! Basil Pesto INGREDIENTS LARGE amount of basil, several cups, washed, leaves picked off stems 1-2 lemons, juiced 1/4-1/2 c shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/4 c […]
Use those over-ripe tomatoes in this light Spanish Gazpacho. Garden Gazpacho INGREDIENTS 2 pounds very ripe tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped 1 seedless cucumber or 1 pound Persian cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon salt […]
“There are things you do because they feel right & they make no sense & they make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other’s cooking & say it was good.” Anon I have a very warm place in my heart for […]
Be careful when harvesting your veggies! There’s a lot of bugs out there responding to our warm temps. I’ve been giving my plants a nice hard spray with the hose to keep bugs from laying eggs on them.
Your snap peas will reward your harvesting with more snap peas! Same is true for almost all veggies. And don’t forget to dead head those flowers while you’re out there.
Happy Spring everyone!
FIRST SUMMER GARDEN! containing: buttercrunch lettuce, flame leaf lettuce, italian basil, white oregano, watermelon sage, cilantro, parsely, lime thyme, aunt ruby’s german green tomato, sun gold tomato, black krim tomato, minnesota midget melons, red russian kale, bok choy, rosemary, lavender, arugula, and chives. Marigolds, lobelia, sweet alyssum, nasturtiums and pansies to boot!
Veggie gardens need special care. Vegetable plants are prone to all sorts of disease and fungus. They are highly sought after by pests both big and teeny teeny tiny. A slight negative change in their environment can cause them to stop producing. And we aren’t happy when our veggie garden is just limping along…we want […]
Click here for your free download: Your Hope Garden Guide to Juicing/Smoothie Gardens Happy New Year! I am wanting to inspire you to go out in 2013 and RESOLVE GARDEN! To kickstart your resolutions, read this guide and try growing some homegrown juicing and smoothing ingredients of your own this Winter! Hint: A quick winter […]
Raised beds are great for growing veggies in for several reasons. 1. That perfect garden soil that you will so painstakingly create will stay put! Clay invades every in-ground flower bed I have which is great for natives but not so much for vegetables. 2. A raised bed is raised. That’s a whole 12″ less […]