Growing Broccoli

 

Broccoli is a brassica in the cruciferous family, along with cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, rutabaga and others.

It is a nutritional superstar. Cruciferous vegetables are well established as healthy foods with cancer preventative properties. However, broccoli outshines them all. It is jam packed with nutrition! If you were only going to eat one vegetable, it should be broccoli. Of course, it goes without saying that you should eat more than one vegetable.  While the florets have most of the  phytonutrients, the stalk has most of the  fiber, so  eat the whole thing! If you don’t like broccoli, learn to like it, remember you can train your taste buds.. 👅 Continue reading “Growing Broccoli”

Growing Bok Choy

Bok Choy is another easy green to grow. Actually, it is a Brassica, in the cabbage family. It is a staple in Asian cooking and there are many different varieties. Continue reading “Growing Bok Choy”

Growing Spinach

I often prefer a spinach salad to a lettuce salad. It is also very tasty in other cooked dishes, sauteed with vegetables or in soup. It is very good as part of your base in smoothies and shakes. However, conventional spinach is high in pesticides, so if you buy it -always purchase organic. But why not grow it?

Spinach is such an easy crop to grow. Continue reading “Growing Spinach”

Growing Snow Peas

“Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.” Job 37:14

Snow peas are an easy, fast growing crop to plant. Continue reading “Growing Snow Peas”

Newbie Gardeners Ask, “What to Grow?”🤔

A statement I often here from people is, “I want to start growing my food, but I don’t know what to plant.” This is a common struggle. There are so many herbs, vegetables, and fruit choices. Here are some guidelines. Continue reading “Newbie Gardeners Ask, “What to Grow?”🤔”

Growing Strawberries

Strawberries are one of the most chemically laden foods. Did you know that even the organic strawberries you buy are started/grown in chemically fumigated soil? They insist though that the strawberries don’t soak up the chemicals from the soil. Strawberries are difficult to grow commercially and be completely organic. What a great reason to grow them yourself. Strawberries are one of the first plants I grew when I started gardening. Continue reading “Growing Strawberries”

Grow Your Own Food? What Are Your Favorite Varieties to Grow?

The Christmas decorations are coming down. Things look depressing. The weather is cold and dreary. I don’t even want to go outside.

What’s that in my mailbox?  Garden catalogs. Continue reading “Grow Your Own Food? What Are Your Favorite Varieties to Grow?”

Grow Blueberries in Containers

Perhaps you missed the sweet potato update. I couldn’t wait any longer. I cooked up some of the sweet potatoes I was curing and they were really good. I call the experiment growing sweet potatoes in containers– a success. Enjoying more sauteed and smashed sweet potatoes tonight.

What about blueberries?

Blueberries are full of yummy nutrients. They are loaded with antioxidants, protect your heart health Continue reading “Grow Blueberries in Containers”