Tag Archive: home grown

Prune a Prunus

A few years ago our town gave away trees to residents. Who wouldn’t was a free tree? We got two sour cherry trees (Prunus cerasus). We let them establish themselves for a couple… Continue reading

Food It Yourself Garden 2015- The End

There’s a hard freeze in the forecast for Central Massachusetts. That means it’s time for the 2015 Food It Yourself garden to be dismantled. There were some triumphs and some tragedies this year.… Continue reading

Cndnsd

Lots of tomatoes. Not much food storage space. Problem solved by evaporation! Saute onion in a big pot with a little salt and the fat of your choice. I used bacon drippings. Don’t… Continue reading

Because It’s August I’m Blogging About Zucchini

If you grew zucchini this year you are doubtless up to your eyeballs in it right now. That’s totally normal. In fact, most gardeners will tell you that there is no way not… Continue reading

Wicked Mint!

As I mentioned before, my herbs will not quit this summer. Thankfully, fresh herbs are delicious and I have been cooking with them. Also, fresh herbs are seriously easy to preserve. You can… Continue reading

Garden 2015- Still Growing

Just wanted to share some pictures of the 2015 Food It Yourself garden from this week so you could see how things have expanded since The Planting.  Everything is growing, except the cucumbers… Continue reading

I’m Going Sprout- Part 3

It is day three of my adventure in bean sprouting. So far the beans have been soaked and left in the dark with occasional rinsing/draining. So, what exactly am I waiting for? In… Continue reading

I’m Going Sprout- Part 2

The adventure with growing bean sprouts continues! The beans were soaked for the prescribed 24 hours. Next, the instructions called for draining them and leaving them in a dark location; they should be… Continue reading

I’ve Fallen Behind, I’d Better Ketchup

As I mentioned previously a huge quantity of tomatoes currently emanate from the Food It Yourself garden. What’s a DIYeter to do with such a bounty? Fresh, ripe tomatoes are a highly perishable… Continue reading