Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saving Tomato Seed

My tomatoes this year were great!!  They taste so good and the timing was perfect from early to late.  Saving seed to grow your tomatoes is easier than you think.  It's also a great way to use leftovers that you have when you're done eating them.  So let's begin....

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Raising Mealworms

 Raising mealworms is super easy.  It's a great idea if you have insect eating pets, bird feeders, or would like to start eating insects yourself.  I've read that insects can convert plant matter to protein 10 times more efficient than cattle.  They are very commonly eaten in other countries.

Monday, August 13, 2012

How to grow mushrooms under your porch

What is that growing there?  It's a couple of gourmet oyster mushrooms.  I remembered that I put them there when my son bear dropped a truck under the deck.  Here's how to grow them.

Friday, August 10, 2012

A no dig no weed garden!?

 So how do you turn this into ----------------------------- This?  With no weeds and less watering?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thistle The artichoke you can grow in any zone

What's this?  A thistle you say!  You are wrong.  It's an Artichoke.  Yep that's what an Artichoke looks like in bloom.  Although I can't really grow good artichokes in zone 4, I can grow really good thistles and they taste the same!  Here's how to cook them.......

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How to get honey from a hive

Fitzpatrick farm wildflower honey.  Its so delicious!!  How do I ever seperate the bees from the honeycomb?  You're about to find out.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Corn smut the truffle of the Aztec

Oh no, my corn is sick!!  Lucky for you its sick with Corn Smut, the gourmet delecacy of the Aztecs.  Check out wikipedia  Corn smut sells for more than corn  in Mexico and is found in stores, as in restaraunts, and even sold in cans it so loved and enjoyed.  Oh how can you get some of this to grow on your corn you say?  Whell....

Saturday, August 4, 2012

How to make Salsa and Guacamole from your garden

Ok so first you get some ingredients.  I've got an avacado, onion, cilantro, lime, tomatoe, and basil.  For salsa you just need the onion, lime, tomatoe, cilantro and a dash of salt but you can put whatever.  Certainly for heat you can put a jalipeno or habenero, but I've got a nursing wife and a two year old so this is going to be mild salsa.