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”

August Garden

“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” 1 Corinthians 10:26

I received zero feedback 📝on my anniversary blog improvement post. Not what I was hoping for. So…time to move on…

July has not been kind to the garden. Most plants don’t like living in 100 degrees. Especially when the lady goes on vacation and they don’t get watered. Some of the crops bounced back and some Continue reading “August Garden”

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”

May’s Garden

 

Here in zone 6, things are starting to take off. Cooler weather plants are finishing up. I haven’t been able to get things done exactly how I like due to Continue reading “May’s Garden”

April’s Garden

I guess I can’t call it winter gardening anymore. April has been a busy month in zone 6. Things are finally starting to warm up and there was a leap in growth. Continue reading “April’s Garden”

Winter Gardening: March Garden

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21

It’s been a month of winter gardening and things have gone surprisingly well. All of my cool season crops are in the ground either with a cold frame or on their own. We had some snow yesterday, so I put some hoop houses with a frost protection fabric. Continue reading “Winter Gardening: March Garden”

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”