Edible Gardens

Unusual Vegetables for Small Gardens

by Seasonal Wisdom on April 7, 2014

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Whether it’s their small sizes or strange colors, these four unusual vegetables for small gardens – and all gardens really – will make you smile.

These four rare foods have performed well over the years in Seasonal Wisdom’s gardens.  So, if you’re looking for something special to grow in your own kitchen garden this season, check them out… Read the full article →

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Spring Garden Guide

by Seasonal Wisdom on March 10, 2014

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Spring is right around the corner.  I know it’s hard to believe in some parts of the country. But it’s not too soon to start sowing seeds for spring and summer food harvests … or at least, thinking about what you might want to plant when the soil finally thaws.

To get your garden off to a great start, here is a mini Spring Garden Guide with some of Seasonal Wisdom’s favorite resources. It’s illustrated with photos from the inspiring 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle. Come take a peek. Read the full article →

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The Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook

December 16, 2013
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Even in winter you can eat delicious garden-fresh foods, such as this Bacon, Kale and Butternut Pasta that is just about to go in the oven. It’s from the Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook, and this seasonal recipe is as delicious as it looks. Photo copyright Mary Beth Shaddix. In this post, the author Mary Beth […]

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Unusual Pumpkins, Winter Squashes, Gourds

October 17, 2013
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Autumn is one of my favorite times of year, and a big reason is the abundance of unusual pumpkins, winter squashes and gourds available right around now. Just look at these heirloom pumpkins I spotted at my local market. The wild colors, shapes and sizes are inspiring, aren’t they? In this Seasonal Wisdom post, you’ll […]

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Your Harvest Time Food Guide

August 25, 2013
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Harvest time is going strong as I write this Seasonal Wisdom post.  August and September have long been celebrated as an abundant time of year when delicious fruits and vegetables are plentiful. Now is the time to acknowledge Mother Nature’s gifts, while preparing for the upcoming cold season. This Seasonal Wisdom harvest time post is […]

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The Drunken Botanist and Champagne Cocktails

August 19, 2013
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Amy Stewart has done it again. The award-winning author of six critically acclaimed books about the natural world has turned her eye toward botany and booze in her newest book called The Drunken Botanist – and it’s a winner. Learn more about this New York Times-bestselling book on “the plants that create the world’s great […]

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Fun Ways to Eat Edible Flowers

July 1, 2013
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Here at Seasonal Wisdom, we are big fans of edible flowers. In fact, here are eight of our favorite edible flowers to grow in the garden. To help you get started, Seasonal Wisdom shares some more fun ways to use edible flowers in your drinks and meals, including these squash flowers photographed by Weaselmcfee/Flickr. Once […]

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Creating a Lattice Trellis Garden at Your Home

June 20, 2013
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Contributor: Enjoying a lattice trellis garden at home is easy with these tips from Chris Long at Home Depot. Here’s what Chris recommends in this exclusive guest post for Seasonal Wisdom readers…  Summer’s heat can be brutal, particularly for outdoor plants. But before you take up a project to revitalize your struggling outdoor garden, consider taking […]

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A Quick Guide to Growing Healthy Tomatoes

June 7, 2013
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One of the best things about summer is growing healthy tomatoes in the garden like these lovely ones shown here. That’s why this Seasonal Wisdom post features helpful tomato gardening advice, as well as the names of unusual heirloom tomatoes to try. You’ll also find several delicious tomato recipes to enjoy this summer. Come take a […]

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Free Gardening Tips, Food Recipes and More

May 3, 2013
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With the gardening season fresh upon us, these helpful resources may come in handy now. Here are free gardening tips for growing foods — from arugula to winter squash — as well as ornamental plants. You’ll find recipes for using edible flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables in your kitchen.  There is advice for the best […]

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