Herb gardening is a great hobby to have even if you’re not into the whole “tilling up the land” kind of gardening. Gardening is therapeutic, and if you’re growing herbs, you can do some amazing things with them. From seasoning your food to making a sensational smelling potpourri, this cheap hobby will actually save you money at the grocery store! If you’re not sure what herbs to start with, check out my article on The 5 Easiest Herbs to Grow. Just realize, there are tons more herbs to be grown!
If you have a garden, it’s likely you’ve at least thought about composting. But do you know all you need to know to get started composting? Do you know the dirty truth about composting? Let’s find out.
Eggs are pretty commonplace in just about everyone’s kitchen. You use them for baking, as binders in casseroles, and as a staple breakfast item. You can eat eggs fried, scrambled, as omelettes, boiled, poached… I think you get the picture. So what do you do with all those eggshells? Some people just throw them into the compost pile – which is perfectly fine. Other people throw them away. If you throw your eggshells away, I urge you to stop! Especially if you grow your own veggies. You can use those eggshells in the garden and bypass the trash and the compost pile.
According to a report from August 2012 by the National Resources Defense Council, America wastes about 40 percent of its food supply. Let that sink in for a moment. Imagine going into your kitchen and just throwing away 4 pounds of food for every 10 pounds you have. That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. You’ve either spent money buying or time growing and harvesting your food. Why on Earth would you want to just toss it out?
Square foot gardening is the name given to an intensive gardening method that employs specifically-sized raised gardening beds. The plots are a maximum of 4 feet wide by any chosen length, although 4×4, 4×6 and 4×8 tend to be the most popular choices. The growing area is sub-divided into a grid of one foot squares either with string or bamboo guide markers. It is generally based on raised bed gardening principals.
One of my favorite veggies (fruits) in the whole world is the summer squash. I love the fact that you can eat them raw, fried, stewed, or just about any other way you can imagine. They’re sweet, delicious, and very easy to grow. Today we’ll learn all about these yummy summer squash!
I’m sure you know you can use vinegar when cooking, but did you know you can clean with it, use it as pain relief, preserve foods with it, and much, much more?! Here are a few ideas to get you started.
It’s bound to happen. You load your dishwasher, turn it on, and let it do its thing. You go back later, ready to take out and put away all of your crystal clear, squeaky clean dishes.
But what’s that?! Water spots? Worse yet, food particles?!? Oh no!! Something must be wrong with your dishwasher, right?