Everything you need to know to start your own garden seeds.
How to grow your own food even if you don’t have garden space.
This is part two in a five part series on gardening here at Jennifer’s Kitchen. About the time April comes around, we are all missing good, homegrown tomatoes. Not the perfectly-round, uniformly-sized, blemish-free, plastic-tasting tomatoes you find at the supermarket. But a real, meaty, rich, intensely-flavored tomato that only comes from a garden. Giveaway Note: […]
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if whenever you had a craving for pesto, you could just reach out the back door and pick some fresher-than-fresh basil leaves? And there’s nothing quite like a meaty, full-of-flavor, heirloom tomato – still warm from the sun – on homemade bread. Have you always wanted to try growing your own […]
There’s something very satisfying about being able to eat food from your garden when the weather outside is dreary and cold. And there’s nothing quite like freshly-harvested new potatoes for Christmas dinner. How to Have Freshly-Dug Potatoes for Christmas I’m not an expert gardener, so I’m not sure how to grow Christmas potatoes in other […]
I have tried to grow parsnips from seed for several years with no success. Parsnips are notoriously difficult to grow. First you must use fresh seed – last year’s seed won’t sprout. Then, even with the freshest seeds, you may have to wait up to six weeks before you see any signs of life. And […]
Fall has officially arrived. How do I know? The wild persimmons are ripe. We are fortunate to have a wild persimmon tree on the edge of our woods producing a sweet delight every fall and early winter. Wild persimmons are not quite the same as those available commercially. They are much smaller in size – […]
After seven weeks with no rain and several days with the mercury soaring to over 100°F, the grass was dry, brown, and crunchy, the farmer’s crops were suffering, and even the trees were beginning to shed their leaves. While we were praying for rain, we were also thanking God for the blessing of a good, […]
In a normal year, blackberries around here usually aren’t ripe until July. But this year they were turning a beautiful deep, dark purple by the first week of June. We have several wild blackberry vines on the edges of our property, so we went to see how many ripe ones we could find. Jeans, boots, […]