Would you like to grow your own microgreens indoors? Let’s take a closer look at our top microgreens growing tips.
Have you ever heard of microgreens?
If you are from California, these delicious tiny greens have been a staple on sandwiches and in salads for three decades. Microgreens are making their way across the country into supermarkets and restaurants and in amateur gardeners’ homes.
If you have ever grown a garden, especially a vegetable garden, you know what nuisance aphids can be.
It’s frustrating to have misshapen and blighted veggies or to turn over a leaf and find aphids coating your plants!
What do you do if you want to have organic vegetables and not resort to using any pesticides to get rid of them?
Did you know that you may have beneficial weeds growing in your backyard? Some of the most commonly found and pesky weeds in your lawn can be made into teas, tinctures, salads, and more.
Many of these weeds are high in vitamins and minerals, and some of them also have healing properties. Let’s dig in!
Remember when Chipotle had that rash of food-borne-illness outbreaks a few years ago? A few hundred people were exposed to E. coli, salmonella, and norovirus that were traced to Chipotle restaurants in several stores all over the United States.
Since then, the brand that was known for its dedication to sourcing its food locally. It also is using the most natural products available has become more well-known for losing the trust of its clientele.
Do you have a favorite summer vegetable or garden-grown fruit that you just can’t wait to come in season each year?
I know I do. Tomatoes, strawberries, and watermelons are at the top of my list. Actually, they are all so much better when homegrown; sweeter, crunchier, with more depth of flavor.
There are times I’ve tasted my homegrown produce and thought I really didn’t know that vegetable was so delicious. Most of the time supermarket staples aren’t even close to tasting the same. It’s a shame, too. I think more of us would enjoy vegetables more if they had a chance to taste them in their fullness.
There is a way!
The book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, is inspiring for anyone who has ever considered a vegetable garden.
Kingsolver recounts how she, her husband, and their two daughters moved from Arizona where growing your own food is much more difficult and uses up much precious water. The family settled in Virginia on a family property in order to grow their whole food supply.
The first time I ever heard of carrageenan was when I was embarking on the Whole 30 for the first time. This is a diet – or more like a 30-day food challenge – designed to radically change your relationship to food and bring you back to a healthier place, physically.
It has become common to see pictures of people’s food on social media with a hashtag label for what Whole 30 day they are on as a mark of accomplishment. The challenge can get intense. You are not allowed to eat any grains, sugars or dairy.
This summer marked a huge change for organic food lovers. Amazon bought Whole Foods and immediately marked down prices.
Are you concerned by how many chemicals you’re exposed to every day in your food, your environment, and cleaning supplies?
Maybe you’ve made a commitment to getting rid of pesticides and chemicals in your life – at least the ones you can control. Or maybe you’re not sure where to start. You know it would be better for the environment not to use bleach, but you’re not sure if anything else will get the job done.
In that case, let me tell you about the amazing uses of vinegar for your home and garden.