guilds
Bed Gardening, Fruit, Gardening, Herbs, Vegetables

Using Plant Guilds in Your Garden

I don't know about you, but it's cold out here on the east coast! Still, the seed catalogues are rolling in, and the Llama and I are itching to start planning this year's garden. If you want to do some experimentation in your garden this year to get better yields and more permanent gardens, think… Continue reading Using Plant Guilds in Your Garden

daikon radishes
Gardening, Vegetables

Growing Daikon Radishes

Today, I want to talk about a vegetable that many people haven’t heard of, but should because of how beneficial it can be to your garden. It’s the Daikon radish!   History Also called a “white radish” or “winter radish,” Daikon radishes originate from Southeastern Asia where they are consumed in a variety of dishes.… Continue reading Growing Daikon Radishes

kale
Gardening, Vegetables

How to Grow Kale in your Garden

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing green growing where I live. Our garden has been brown and dry for awhile now, and I’m already dreaming of spring greens. Even though my visions are just wishful thinking, if you live in the right climate, there’s one vegetable that might just see you through the… Continue reading How to Grow Kale in your Garden

butternut squash
Gardening, Vegetables

Growing Butternut Squash

In my last post, I was excited about how soon fall would be here. While I love the transition to autumn’s new sights, sounds, and smells, I particularly love the tastes. Summer and spring taste warm and bright to me, but fall flavors have a earthy quality that is as comforting as it is filling.… Continue reading Growing Butternut Squash

naranjilla
Container Gardening, Fruit, Gardening, Vegetables

Growing Naranjillas

Growing Naranjillas Have any of you ever heard of naranjillas? I confess that I hadn’t until The Llama and I were leafing through seed catalogs reading the descriptions to each other. Baker’s Seeds described them as having a “sweet and sour taste,” “nectar of the gods,” and “the most delicious [thing] that I have tasted… Continue reading Growing Naranjillas