I adore Swiss Chard. But did you know that you can not only use the leaves, you can use the stems too? Don’t compost or throw out the stems. They taste similar to celery. So, let’s make soup–Swiss Chard Stem soup!
Are you afraid to wash your hand washables? Not feeling the Woolite these days? I don’t blame you. This product received a D rating on Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning. What if I told you there is an herb that is a natural soap and gentle on your clothing? Yep, we talked about […]
Ever walk in the forest and spot this beautiful plant with a tiny orange flower? It may be Jewelweed, which is actually poison ivy’s antidote. It often grows near poison ivy which is quite ironic. But Jewelweed isn’t just for preventing a poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak rash. It is also for […]
Years ago, I purchased a soapwort plant from a plant sale. When it bloomed the following year, I was pleasantly surprised with its bell shaped pink flowers and powdery smell. It grows to about 2 to 3 feet tall. I never thought much about this plant until one day I researched it to find out […]
Poison Ivy and I are not friends. Half of the time, I don’t even see it. I think the oil lurks in my wood mulch or I touch it hidden among my plants. Every year–especially when it gets hot and humid, I get those obvious bumps and familiar itch. With 10 year of gardening under […]
If I had to pick one vegetable that is extremely easy to grow, Swiss Chard would be my #1 pick. While other greens are wilting or bolting from the heat, Swiss Chard just laughs at the heat and flourishes. In addition, it is a stunner in the garden with its bright leaves and matching ribs. […]
With gardening you learn something new every year. I am an avid reader of gardening blogs, YouTube, and garden Web forums. So, when I hear add eggs shell, Epsom salt, and everything under the sun to to my soil, it peeks my interest. I too want a HUGE harvest. Last year for some unknown reason, […]
Sometimes aggravation is the mother of invention. I have been gardening for over 10 years and really enjoy taking on new challenges such as growing pumpkins, squashes, watermelons and other vining fruits and vegetables. However, like everyone else, I am limited in space and got tired of stepping over my vines and watching my hard […]