Category Archives: Edible Gardening

Sharing knowledge for planting, growing, cultivating and using food you grow in your own backyard.

What you should know about the TOP 5 Root Vegetables

What is a Root Vegetable? Root vegetables are defined by being any fleshy, edible vegetable that grows underground or grows tubular.  Grown worldwide, root vegetables differ in their concentration of carbohydrates (sugar and starches).  In some countries, those root vegetables … Continue reading

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Properly Storing FRESH Herbs At Home

These days, home cooks can buy fresh herbs at their local supermarket.  Most retailers sell cilantro, flat leaf parsley, curly leaf parsley, basil and thyme. Always buy the freshest bunch.  Try smelling them. Fresh herbs should have a strong, fresh … Continue reading

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Top 5: Prepping for Your Herb Garden

Now that it is March, it is time to start thinking about your own herb garden.  First establish which zone you live in for hardy planting….see my previous post http://joannsfoodbites.com/foodie-bites/getting-your-spring-plants-ready/ Most herbs seeds can be planted outside, once the danger … Continue reading

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Composting at Home

To decrease our carbon footprint, home cooks should consider home composting. Benefits to home composting include not only reducing your carbon footprint, but also growing a better home vegetable garden.  Composting is the process of controlling the decomposition of organic … Continue reading

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Getting your spring plants ready…..

Planting season is almost here.  Right now, you should be thinking about what food you may want to grow and where, in your landscape you will put them. First, determine which growing zone you live in…here is a chart to … Continue reading

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Berry Basics

This is the season for berries.  Just wanted to write about a few basic tips when buying, storing and cooking with berries. Buying: Always buy berries that are plump, firm, dry and free of blemishes or mold. Follow your nose; … Continue reading

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Herb Garden Update

The 12 day heatwave of temperatures above 90º have not killed my herbs yet.  Lightly watering every other day, I have been able to keep them growing and pungent in flavor.  Two different Basil, two different sage, chives and oregano … Continue reading

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