Raise your hand if you’re a carb addict…I mean, aren’t we all? Anyone who says they don’t like potatoes and bread must be lying, because come on, who doesn’t love that comforting starchiness?
Since I’m unable to eat most store bought and restaurant foods made with our modern day wheat, potatoes are my best friend. They’re so forgiving to make and they go with just about everything. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, even snacktime! I’m probably single handedly keeping Kettle in business by how much I eat their Sea Salt and Vinegar potato chips.
Given how much of a staple they are for me, potatoes are a vegetable I knew I had to grow. Notorious for thriving when neglected, how hard could it be, right? Good news– growing potatoes is super easy and I’m going to walk you through how to do it.
You’ve poured through the seed catalogues, you’ve gathered your materials, and now you’re ready to start your seeds! If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. In this post I will walk you through the steps of starting your own seeds and achieving great germination. So pour some coffee and cozy up in your favorite chair— this is the good part!
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It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about that “new year, new me” baloney…more like “new year, new garden”. January is such a bittersweet time for me. On one end, the holidays are over and that means leaving home and going back to work (bitter). On the other hand though, January also means seed catalogues galore and planning out the year’s garden, which is oh so very sweet!
Most of you know by now that I was forced to adopt a gluten free lifestyle around 2 years ago. Though I’ve been biopsied and tested for Celiac disease (I’m negative), I know that my body has difficulty digesting gluten. Well, that is until now…dun dun dun!
Let’s rewind to my first post about gluten, “Confessions of a Former Gluten Glutton”. In it I stated that a good friend of mine recommended that I go gluten free when she learned that a stubborn rash on my shin hadn’t gone away for months. I rolled my eyes but decided to give it a try. Much to my surprise, I was able to heal it after several weeks of a gluten free diet. Once I had removed gluten, that same friend also spoke to me about lectins.