Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce 2017-04-26 16:21:56 Serves 4 If you love squash, in fact even if you don't: you'll Love this! Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 med. butternut squash ( about 2 cups) 3 tbsps olive oil 4-8 sage leaves 1 1/2 cups...

Seed Saving Guide

Garden Guides Seed starting/Saving Vegetable Growing Guides Herb Growing Guides Insects Recipes About Me Seed Saving Guide Crops – The chart is organized alphabetically by crop type, all the way from amaranth to wild arugula. Species – The species column...

My Seed Growers

Timm Elliot has been growing a variety of seed for me for about 3 years now.  He also has the passion to preserve rare varieties and adapt them to our Florida environment.  He does this on a small residential lot, mostly in raised beds.  He is always...

Enjoying the Bounty

The other day when I was deciding what to make for dinner, I realized just how much food I grow. That’s what gave me the idea for this post.  While I was looking around, this is what I came across: In my pantry I had, white potatoes, red potatoes, sweet...

Pickled Radishes & Carrots

Grow your own Carrots and Radishes! Pickled Radishes & Carrots 2017-02-03 10:12:27 Great way to preserve those garden fresh veggies. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 10 Radishes sliced thin 2 medium carrots sliced thin 10 garlic cloves left whole 1 tbsp...

Homemade Sauerkraut

Homemade Sauerkraut 2017-02-03 09:47:57 Small batch sauerkraut. Can be made in large batch, just double recipe for a gallon and so on. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 3 lbs cabbage: no green leaves, white inside leaves only 1 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt 2 Quart...

Roasted Turnips with Parmesan

Roasted Turnips with Parmesean 2017-02-03 09:22:04 Easy way to enjoy fresh garden turnips. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 lbs. (4-5 medium) peeled & cut into bite sized chunks 2 Tbl. spoons olive oil Salt & pepper to taste 1/2 cup parmesan 1/4 cup...

How to Start Seeds

Garden Guides Seed starting/Saving Vegetable Growing Guides Herb Growing Guides Insects Recipes About Me How To Start Your Own Seeds I really enjoy starting my vegetables and herbs from seed. Every time I see that first sprout coming up I feel like I am seeing a...

Florida Planting Guide

Garden Guides Seed starting/Saving Vegetable Growing Guides Herb Growing Guides Insects Recipes About Me Fl. Planting Guides Shop Heirloom Seeds Click the PDF below to download the FL. Planting Guide .     Search site & blog Search for: Blog...

Growing Parsley

Growing Parsley Biennial herb (Petroselinum) grown as an annual. Its many horticultural varieties are grouped as curled leaved (var. crispum), fernleaved (var. filicinum) and Hamburg or “rooted” (var. radicosum). Though the leaves of all are used for...

Growing Thyme

Growing Thyme The common name for Thymus,a genus of aromatic herbs or shrubby plants of the Mint Family, long cultivated and valued as both ornamentals and sweet herbs. They have small lavender or pink flowers and are planted in the rock garden and the border for...

Growing Spinach

Growing Spinach Soil Spinach prefers a well draining soil with a neutral pH and won’t be happy in a pH lower than 6.0. Because it is such a fast grower, it is also a heavy feeder. A fertilizer high in nitrogen, the first number on the fertilizer package, will help...

Growing Rosemary

Growing Rosemary Common name for Rosmarinus officinalis, a hardy evergreen sub-shrub grown chiefly for its aromatic leaves which are used in culinary seasoning and which yield an oil once used in medicine. Small light blue flowers are borne in April or May, in loose...

Growing Peppers

Cal Wonder Bell Buran Bell Sweet Banana Hatch Chile Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. (usually mid Jan. in zone 9) see How to start seeds Germination temperature: 80-85 degrees 6-21 days to germinate (moisture & temperature could effect germination...

Growing Oregano

Growing Oregano Also known as Pot Marjoram, Origanum vulgare is a perennial herb and a native of the Mediterranean region. The plant grows to over two feet tall and has oval grayish-green leaves that are frequently used in pizza, spaghetti and marinara sauces, plus...

Growing Lettuce

 Growing Lettuce Lolla Rossa Lettuce Webbs Wonderful Rossa di Trento Romaine   Germination Notes Lettuce fails to germinate at temperatures above 80 degrees. To grow lettuce during hot weather, start indoors at 70-75 degrees for good germination. Grow...

Growing Lemon Balm

Growing Lemon Balm Common name for Melissa officinalis, an aromatic, sweet herb of the Mint Family grown in the herb garden for seasoning, and also used in liqueurs and historically, as a medicine. It grows to 2 feet tall and has small 2-lipped flowers in late summer,...

Growing Dill

Growing Dill An Old-World annual or biennial herb (Anethum graveolens) of the Parsley Family, grown for it’s leaves bitter seeds which are used for flavoring the popular dill (cucumber) pickles. Dill grows two to three feet tall. It may be planted in spring or fall....

Growing Cucumbers

Growing Cucumbers Suyo Long Cucumber Highly productive! trellised cukes Creamy Cucumber Salad pickle size pickles Direct seed or start indoors 3 weeks before last frost. Germination temperature 75-85 degrees. Sow ½”-1” deep. Space 36” on ground (not recommended),...

Growing Cilantro

Growing Cilantro/Coriander An annual or biennial herb (Coriandrun sativum), of the Parsley Family, grown for it’s aromatic seeds which are used for flavoring liquors and confections. The plants, which grow about 2 feet high, are cultivated in rows about 18 inches...

Growing Catnip

Home Shop Seeds arugula beans & peas broccoli & kale cabbage carrots corn eggplant cucumbers herbs sweet peppers hot peppers lettuce okra onions turnips radish squash tomato flowers melon seed packages Starter Plants GT Stackable Pots Garden Store Log In...

Growing Tomatoes

Home Shop Seeds arugula beans & peas broccoli & kale cabbage carrots corn eggplant cucumbers herbs sweet peppers hot peppers lettuce okra onions turnips radish squash tomato flowers melon seed packages Starter Plants GT Stackable Pots Garden Store Log In...
Growing Potatoes

Growing Potatoes

You can order seed potato pieces from an online catalog, but i use store bought organic potatoes and they do just fine. This is what I do.  If I can find some potatoes that are already growing sprouts I will buy those.  But if not I buy whatever kind of...

Growing Ginger

Type- yellow common ginger Ginger loves: sheltered spot from wind, filtered sunlight or indirect, warm weather, humidity and rich moist soil. Doesn’t like:  frost, direct sun, strong winds, soggy wet soil. When to plant:  Plant rhizome pieces (part with...

White Bean, Kale and Sausage Soup

White Bean, Kale and Sausage Soup 2016-11-23 06:29:57 This is my favorite soup! Just serve with bread and salad for a delicious healthy meal. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1/2 lb. Italian sausage casing removed or bulk 2 Tbl. spoons olive oil 1 small...

Green Tomato Chow Chow

Green Tomato Chow Chow 2016-06-30 13:40:11 Yields 6 This is so good it makes me want to pick all my tomatoes green. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 12 green tomatoes, cored and quartered 3 medium green bell peppers, seeded and chopped 3 medium red bell or...

Braised Kale

Braised Kale 2016-03-08 14:22:09 Very fast and easy way to cook kale. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion 1/3 cup thinly sliced garlic 10 cup loosely packed chopped kale (about 2 pounds) 1 cup chicken...

Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup 2016-03-08 14:07:37 Serves 2 Great easy recipe for all that broccoli. Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 25 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 25 min Ingredients 1 pound broccoli cut into pieces 2...

Pasta Pomodoro

Pasta Pomodoro 2015-10-27 09:52:46 Serves 4 This is a go to for any night. Quick and easy but still made with fresh healthy ingredients! Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min Ingredients 1 lb. angel hair...

Stuffed Seminole Squash

Stuffed Seminole Squash 2015-10-27 09:06:36 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr Ingredients 2 Seminole Squash (1lb. each) halved crosswise, seeded and bottoms...

Seminole Pumpkin Squash Soup

Seminole Pumpkin Squash Soup 2015-10-27 08:39:20 Easy delicious soup Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 16 oz Seminole Pumpkin 1 large can chicken stock 2 TB butter 1 large onion (chopped) 2 cloves garlic (chopped) 8 oz mushrooms (chopped) 2 carrots...
Crop Rotation Guide

Crop Rotation Guide

Here is a very easy to follow crop rotation guide. Each season we should plant something different than the crop before. Crop rotation helps with overwintering pests and keeping the soil healthy.  The different types of crops attract certain bugs, by not planting...

October Gardening

October is the month! For what? Planting out just about ALL fall/winter crops. Actually if you planted as early as I did you are harvesting some stuff now! I have been bringing in sugar snap peas, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, small celery, kale and some lettuce. My...
Getting Ready for Fall Gardening

Getting Ready for Fall Gardening

I know it’s only the beginning of July.  I start many seeds this week for fall.  That means I better get organized!   One way that helps me is too create charts and drawings of what I will be growing and selling.  It gives me peace of mind...

40 Uses for Aloe Vera

40 Beneficial Uses For Aloe Vera 1. Pamper yourself to a soothing body rub. Slice aloe leaves lengthwise and use the inner sides as a biodegradable body scrub in the shower. 2. Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen—from grease splatters or hot utensils. 3. For...

Safe Seed Pledge

The Safe Seed Pledge: “Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an...

Time to Plan Our Spring /Summer Gardens!

Today I sat down and drew up my Spring/Summer garden plan.  I suggest everyone that will be having a garden do the same, Soon! Here is what I use:  List of what I want to grow and how many of each.   Florida Planting Guide.   Drawn out sketch of...
Growing Sweet Potatoes

Growing Sweet Potatoes

Growing Sweet potatoes Planting & Growing from Slips. Sweet potato grown from slips generally need at least 4 months of frost-free growing. I grow and sell Georgia Jets which is an early variety need about 90-120 days from transplanted slips until the full size...

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad 2014-10-16 12:40:55 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients • 1-2 lbs of heirloom, red, purple, orange, yellow tomatoes, diced • Stir in 1 diced onion, salt & pepper to taste • Stir in extra virgin olive oil, enough to coat. • Stir in same...

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad 2014-10-16 12:20:53 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 10 ¼” Slices of tomato 10 ¼” Slices of mozzarella cheese 4 Basil leaves roughly chopped 2tbls Balsamic Vinegar 2tbls Extra Virgin Olive oil Teaspoon chopped oregano (optional) Instructions...

Fall Garden Guide

Fall / Winter Garden Guide Since we have a Spring and Fall growing season here, I find I need to have Spring and Fall garden beds.  What I mean is some of my Spring crops are still in when I am ready to plant for late Summer and Fall.  The same goes for my...

Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles 2014-10-15 13:29:40 Quick easy way to make pickles without the canning process. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients I don’t always use all the pickling spice but I use all the garlic or more. 8 1/4 cups cukes sliced 2 cups white vinegar 2...