Growing your own greens in a cold climate Many of us live in climates that have warm summers and cold winters. In Southern Ontario, Canada, we are blessed with a somewhat lengthy growing season, even though we have a 4-5 month long winter that varies in severity. You might wonder how those of us in [...]
Picking some celery the other day, I realize that the majority of Americans don’t actually eat celery in its natural state. All the celery sold at the market are blanched (their stalks hidden away from the sunlight that provides the plant with chlorophyll ) Here on the urban homestead we non conformist souls have been eating unblanched celery since, well, as long as we’ve grown celery.
Tomatoes have already had one post to themselves on this site, but I think they deserve another, don’t you? To introduce myself: I am a British-born, stay-at-home mother of two, and I’m an impostor here. Unlike others who contribute to this site, I’m only a beginner when it comes to growing my own food. I [...]
If I’s to change this life I lead I’d be Johnny Tomato Seed `Cause I know what this country needs Homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see — Lyrics courtesy of HOMEGROWN TOMATOES Nothing says summer like homegrown tomatoes – eat ‘em raw with a bit of salt. Bliss! Tomatoes have a right to have [...]