Category Archives: Container Gardening

Sharing knowledge on planting and growing food using container gardening.

7 Types of Basil for Spring Gardening

Basil is one of the most fragrant and easiest of all the herbs to grow in your spring garden. Introduced to England in the 16th century, it made its way to America in the 17th century. It flourishes in the … Continue reading

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Tomatoes: Grocery Store Verses Growing Your Own

Springtime!  Time to plant those tomatoes… AND STOP BUYING GROCERY STORE TOMATOES. I am absolutely sick of grocery store tomatoes!  The skins are so tough and waxy!  To me, they really have no flavor at all. Did you know….                … Continue reading

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7 Culinary Tips for Turmeric Benefits

Used in cooking since 600 B.C, turmeric is the root of a tropical plant related to GINGER.  Though native to the Orient, this spice is now also cultivated in India and the Caribbean.  It has a bitter, pungent flavor and … Continue reading

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End of Summer Salad

Although the calendar indicates it is the end of summer, Mother Nature in South Carolina is not paying attention. Yesterday it was 92º and today it will be the same, nevertheless, most farmers markets are closing down or will be … Continue reading

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Williamston Homestead Festival

Attended the Williamston Homestead Festival last weekend.  It was a free, family friendly event held at Mineral Spring Park in downtown Williamston.  Celebrating a lifestyle of self sufficiency, the festival offered classes, vendors and a seed swap table.  Homesteading can … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening at the Rodale Institute

If you are a home gardener wanting to educate yourself and strive for organic gardening, you need to read up on the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.  Founded by J.I. Rodale in 1947, the Rodale Institute’s initial mission was to … Continue reading

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Sprouts, Shoots and Microgreens OH MY!

What are the differences between sprouts, shoots and microgreens? Moving to Greenville and discovering the diverse farmers markets has been enjoyable. However, I have discovered new food I had yet experienced.  Sprouts, shoots and microgreens were once only popular in … Continue reading

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