How To Grow Parsnips

parsnips grown at home

Growing  parsnips is a wonderful addition to your garden. How To Grow Parsnips Parsnips are a cool weather vegetable. They are one of the first items we plant and the last one to harvest. They require a long growing season of 130+ days and need to be started as early in the season as possible.…

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How To Grow English Cucumbers

growing English Cucumbers

English Cucumbers are a warm weather crop that is easy to grow. They are a member of the cucurbitacea family which also includes melons, pumpkins and squash. English cucumbers were bred to have a thinner smooth skin with less seeds, which make it perfect for eating fresh. Starting Seeds Indoors To get an early start…

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Cabbage Rolls – Holubtsi

These Cabbage Rolls – Holubtsi has roots in the Ukrainian dishes of my family using traditional inexpensive ingredients. Cabbage Rolls – Holubtsi Cabbage Rolls – Holubtsi is a traditional Ukrainian dish of cabbage leaves filled with a rice bacon onion filling then baked until tender. Recently I have been baking them 2 ways, one the…

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How To Grow Broccoli

Broccoli in the garden

Broccoli is another cool weather crop that you can grow at home. It is a cole crop and part of the Brassica family along with Brussels Sprouts, kale and cabbage. Starting Seeds Early In The Season Broccoli can take a long time to grow, some take 85 – 100 days to harvest, so it is…

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Starting Seeds Indoors

Grow Your Own Food  is an information series on gardening in Canada that will get you started on the right foot and help you every step of the way to having the garden you dream of!   You have decided that this year you will grow your own food and you are considering starting some…

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Crispy Roasted Kale Chips

These delicious Crispy Roasted Kale Chips are easy and inexpensive to make. I am sure you have seen it all over the internet. The huge influx of crispy roasted kale chip recipes. I was intrigued and though they sound quite interesting. Being an avid gardener I am always on the lookout for new ways to…

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