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    Vermicomposting 101

     

    Nurturing the health of your soil is equally, if not more important, than nurturing the health of your plants in the garden. Without good soil, and without rich organic matter, your plants will struggle to get the vital nutrients and minerals they need to grow strong, fight off pests and disease, and produce the bountiful harvests and flowers that we all seek.

    Compost is a vital source of organic matter, and one that almost all gardeners use to feed their soil. But did you know that there are multiple different kinds and sources of compost? I didn’t either until I started gardening. In my quest to learn everything and anything about gardening, I stumbled upon the term “vermicomposting”. Upon further research, I learned that vermicomposting is composting with worms.

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    The Importance of Not Giving Up In The Garden

     

    Anyone who has tried their hand at gardening knows that sometimes no matter how hard you try, some plants just don’t do well. You can fertilize regularly, amend the soil with all sorts of nutrients, water consistently, and still sometimes fail. It can be very discouraging and maybe even make you consider giving up on that plant, or worse, gardening altogether. I know because I’ve been there. Now for a little story.

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    How To Grow Your Own Potatoes

     

    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.

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    Spring Garden Zucchini Fritters

     

    We’ve all been there– you get one or two healthy summer squash plants going and before you know it you’re drowning in zucchini, frantically searching for new ways to prepare it. And let’s not forget the “blink and you miss it” zucchini that goes from small to harvestable in just an afternoon. Luckily for us, zucchini is a super versatile veggie that can be prepared in countless delicious dishes.

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    Sumac Radishes with a Twist

     

    Believe it or not, I did not eat radishes until a few years ago. I always thought they were beautiful, but I was someone who ate around them when I found them in my salads. In fact, it was gardening that sparked my interest in the vegetable after years of avoiding them.

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