Author: The Garden Delicious

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2019 Harvest Tallies!

2019 was my 7th year gardening in our own backyard.  The garden was very prolific again this year.  We tried to weigh each harvest before we chowed down on it but that didn’t always work out.  We were able to capture the following annual harvest weights though:   Potatoes – […]

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Top 10 Lessons Learned – 2019

My Johnny’s Select Seeds catalog arrived just when I was starting to feel the perpetual gloom of winter.  The folks at Johnny’s must know when we are the most likely to order one of everything! I always like to reflect on the successes and challenges of the last gardening season before […]

Appetizers

Blueberry Crostini

We went blueberry picking on my birthday this year.  It might seem strange to go pick someone else’s berries when I have three bushes in the garden.  I love visiting farms though, and it was really nice to get out into the country and walk deep into a blueberry field […]

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening

Freezing Green Beans

Today I picked four and a half pounds of green beans!  That’s more than I’ve ever yielded from one harvest out of my backyard garden. Now it’s time to freeze them so we can enjoy them this winter. At the end of this post I will explain my process for […]

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Greens, Soups

Lentil stew with radish greens

I love this stew because it uses bright and beautiful radish greens!  Did you know the greens are edible?  Store bought radishes usually have greens that have been squeezed, folded and bound with a rubber band so they don’t have much time in the fridge before getting slimy.  Garden grown […]

Sandwiches

Green Thumb Sandwich

Have you ever grown alfalfa sprouts?  They’re SO easy, SO nutritious and SO delicious.  They have a light and refreshing flavor to them and add an interesting texture to any salad or sandwich. My mother gifted me a Biosta stackable sprouter like this one.  It was so easy to grow […]

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening

Tomato Supports

The new, baby tomatoes are settling into their beds for the growing season.  They look small and innocent but they will take off quickly.  In order to be prepared for their growth and support them along the way, I’m building a new and improved tomato support system.   Last year […]