Beet & lacinato kale seedlings in the greenhouse earlier today! They’re only about 6” tall at the moment. I love eating baby greens like these because they’re more tender and usually have a milder flavour than full grown leaves. Especially kale. 🌿 #homegrown #organicgarden
Raw-vegan falafel ball rainbow salad bowl w/ lemon-tahini dressing tonight! The falafels are carrot & sunflower seed based, & you can find the recipe on the YouTube channel “EasyToBeRaw”.
Hi! It kind of depends on the climate and soil where you live. Radishes are known to be one of the easiest & quickest things to grow. I’ve found most types of kale, beets, spinach, cilantro, & arugula grow very easily where I live.
Some tips: “work” the soil well. Make sure it’s not hard. And drains well. Also amend the soil with nutrients (fertilizer, manure, compost… you can ask wherever you buy your fertilizer what type you should use).
Good luck! I hope your garden grows abundantly!
Hydrating tropical juice for lunch! 5 blood oranges, 10 mandarin oranges, 5 small navel oranges, 1 large pineapple, 1 golden passion fruit, & a few small stems of kale. Makes about 2.5 litres.
Planting some peas in the field today and a mama black bear & cub strolled by :). First sighting of the year!
Kale “tacos” tonight! Lacinato aka dinosaur kale filled with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, red pepper, scallions, pineapple, mango, cilantro, & salmonberry blossoms. Plus a tahini-lime dressing (1.5 tbsp tahini, 1 lime squeezed, & 1/4 cup water mixed together).
Pulled this nice looking romaine/butterhead lettuce cross for this evenings salad. It’s an overwinter variety called “winter density”. I planted a bunch in my coldframe greenhouse last October. They’ve survived quite a few frosty days & nights, but because they’re so old now they’re becoming a little too bitter for my tastebuds. Hopefully my new baby lettuces grow quickly! (at Sunshine Coast, BC)
I am so happy organic watermelons are back in stock in my local grocery stores! I always miss them over the winter. #watermelonaddict
Thanks! I have lots of different glass jars. Mostly I just use 1 litre basic mason jars that I got in a 12-pack from my local grocery store. The brand is Bernardin.
All the other jars I have I “borrowed” from my mom’s collection. They are all just recycled tomato sauce jars, peanut butter jars, olive jars, etc.
Hi! I depends what the climate is like where you live. Here on the Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada I will begin planting edible flowers outside as soon as the field is tilled, which will happens within the next couple weeks. I aim to plant things in May. Most things can safely be planted “after the last frost” as a rule of thumb for many climates. I always have some things started in my greenhouse.
Personally my faves are nasturtiums! They come in various beautiful colours. If you only grow one edible flower, grow these! I also like borage, calendula (for the petals), violas, sugar snap peas… but there are I many more too.
Find your nearest organic seed supplier and see what edible flowers they offer, and they might even offer a package of various ones to try. They will also have growing instructions on the package for your particular climate. I get most of my flower seeds from westcoastseeds.com (based in BC) & horizonherbs.com (based in Oregon).
The collard greens I planted in the fall are finally big enough for me to make veggie stuffed collard rolls! I filled them with cucumber, zucchini, cilantro, pea sprouts, red cabbage, red pepper, yellow beet, avocado, scallions, chives, little kale blossoms, tomatoes, & lots of sweet ataulfo mango slices. Super yummy!
Yummy strawbs & dragonfruit #fruitbowl breakfast earlier this morning! I’m definitely a little bit in love w/ dragon fruits.
Hey everyone, I’m happy to be back & excited to share tonight’s salad with you all! 🌿 This is by far my favourite early spring salad. It’s partially #gardentotable & so full of flavour. Just 1 head green leaf lettuce, a few large handfuls of baby kale, cilantro & spinach, 1 lb cherry tomatoes, 1 medium zucchini, a few mushrooms, a few scallions, 1 small beet, 3 super ripe ataulfo mangos, lots of edible flowers (calendula petals, kale flowers & buds, daikon radish flowers & buds, & violas), & a fresh squeeze of lime!