humanswhogrowfood Photos & Videos

5 hours ago

Wauw, de pastinaak staat in bloei! En wat is dit een enorme bloem! Groter als dat ik ben. En de insecten zijn er ook dol op, zweefvliegen, bijen, bladluizen en lieveheersbeestjes met hun kroost. Vorig jaar heb ik 3 pastinaak plantjes in deze pot gezet. Aan het eind van het seizoen heb ik 2 van de 3 pastinaken geoogst en 1 laten staan omdat deze nog mini was. Die mini is dus deze, speciaal laten staan om in bloei te schieten zodat ik zelf pastinaak zaden kan oogsten. #pastinaak #parsnip #moestuin #wendyswarande #crazyplantlady #moestuininpotten #creatiefencompactmoestuinieren #feltpot #feltpotgarden #moederenzoon #motherandson #smallspacegardening #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #ediblegarden #urbangarden #urbangardenersrepublic #allotment #organic #organicgardening #growyourown #growyourownfood #humanswhogrowfood

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7 hours ago

I hope your weekend is as happy this box makes me!

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7 hours ago

Sending in our 'Letter of Intent to Home Educate' to the state. 😁 Here we go!

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9 hours ago

Fun fact: Before I had kids, I had a food blog and my recipe for Pickled Banana Peppers was #1 on Google for a few years. 🙂 We planted banana peppers this year and I fully intend to fill my fridge with a few jars of these. ————————————— Easy Pickled Banana Peppers Ingredients: • 1 lb. banana peppers • 3 cups vinegar • 2 cups water • 2 tablespoon kosher salt • 1 tablespoon sugar • 1 smashed garlic clove per jar Note: 1 lb. of peppers filled 3 and a half quart sized mason jars Directions: 1) Slice banana peppers into rings. You can remove the seeds if you want to, but it isn’t necessary. 2) Put the banana peppers into a glass jar. You’ll want to use a jar with an airtight seal, like a Mason jar. 3) In a small saucepan, heat the water, vinegar, salt, garlic, and sugar until it comes to a simmer. Simmer for 3-5 minutes to dissolve the sugar and salt, remove from heat, and cool to just above room temperature. 4) When cooled, pour pickling liquid over peppers making sure each jar has a piece of smashed garlic in it. 5) Store in the fridge. Let the peppers pickle for at least 48-72 hours before eating. The longer they sit, the better they are! #yougrowgirl #urbangarden #urbangardening #bananapeppers #pickling #preservingfood #canning #citygardening #masonjar #refrigeratorpickles #humanswhogrowfood #growyourfood

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10 hours ago

First garden pick of the year! What’s in your first big harvest? I’m counting on this one to tide me over for a while. Why? Well, in the wise words of Mandy Patinkin in The Princess Bride, Lemme explain...No, there is too much. Lemme sum up: Freak rainy spell, followed by freak heat wave = every gardener’s favorite, powdery mildew. Add in some pests that went unnoticed while we were on vacation and you’ll find me resowing spinach and radishes a little earlier than planned and my succession snap peas are toast. My cucumber is also sad. But there’s a lot more zukes and beans comin, and I spy some tomatoes forming!

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10 hours ago

I love new garden innovations! - This year on #smithfarms2019 we added this get vertical situation for pole beans and my pink and purple sugar snap peas. I am so excited to see how beautiful it is when it fills out! - In an effort to fight off slugs I added a strip of copper tape around my raised bed...and this is the happiest lettuce crop I’ve ever had. - Lastly, I brought my straw right up and around my plants this year. It will result in less splashing up of the soil when I water and also insulate the ground to keep it from drying out. They seem happy already! I also did this in the herb garden and the parsley and basil are clean and not all splashed with dirty. Yay for working SMARTER! I can’t say it was not harder because it was an extra step...but well worth it in the long run! - - #gardensmarter #growyourownfoods #humanswhogrowfood #gardeningtips #gardenmaine #growmaine #localgardener #mainegardeners #producegrowers #healthyfoodforlife #smithfarms2019

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16 hours ago

This might not look like much but this is an awesome blend of compost i have been turning for at least 2 months, it has horse manuer, cow manuer, cardboard, fruit & vegetable scraps, tree and plant clippings & leave mulch! What do you put in your compost?? Zero waste with food scraps in our house hold! #zerowaste #sustainableliving #sustainablegarden #ediblepatch #compost #composting #foodscraps #composted #decomposed #organicmatter #organicgardening #gardenfood #eatwhatyougrow #growwhatyoueat #growfoodnotlawns #gardenactivist #thehappygardeninglife #humanswhogrowfood

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23 hours ago

I get so giddy every time I harvest even just one veggie from our backyard - how amazing is it that we have the ability to grow and harvest our own food on this planet?! 🌎 I'm feeling pretty lucky and grateful with this harvest tonight 💚

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1 day ago

Strange things from the garden. Aren’t they exquisite? They’re from the #africanhornedcucumber plant. It grows like crazy, is powdery mildew resistant, prolific and thrives with relatively low water and nutrient input. They taste like slightly sour cucumbers 🥒 🍋 and are perfect in a salad or a smoothie. They don’t come with a side order of plastic, are as local as you can get and if all of that isn’t enough they also look like alien food 👽. . . . . . . #ediblegarden #growyourown #harvest #urbangarden #humanswhogrowfood #urbangardenersrepublic #green #cucumber #alien #plasticfree #noplasticplease #breakfreefromplastic #togetherwecan #greenlife #environment #instagardeners #sustainablechoices #natural #organic #onmyplate #timetoact #riseforclimate #local #oneearth #carbonfootprint #bethechange #wearethechange #ediblegarden

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1 day ago

Home grown potatoes 🥔 We harvested our first tiny batch of yellow potatoes, they are so cute! We grew these from scraps of organic potatoes that had sprouted eyes. Yellow potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, B6, and Vitamin C. I could live off potatoes. How about you? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #eatwhatyougrow #growyourfood #humanswhogrowfood #whatveganseat #backyardgarden #natureheals #botanicalwomen #plantlady #veganwomen #womenwhogarden #girlswhogarden #vegansofsouthflorida #plantbased #poweredbyplants #yourgirlakgarden #yourgirlak

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1 day ago

Just look at this banana blossom! Did you know that these are edible? They are delicious and very common in South-East Asian cuisine. #repost from @delectable.day

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1 day ago

Sweet calendula has arrived! ☀️🌼 These gorgeous blooms will eventually be dried, infused into grape seed oil, and turned into all kinds of delicious skin care products. But for now, I’ll just enjoy their unapologetically bright and sunny presence in my garden. 💛

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Do you ever get in those parenting conversations, and moms ask ”how do you get your kids to eat vegetables”? I always get a little confused with that like what do you mean how? It’s food, I give it to them and they eat it.⠀ 🤷‍♀️⠀ But in truth I think the thing is that kids do as we (adults do). I don’t expect my kids to eat vegetables while I turn up my nose at them. They do as they see me do. We plant them, we pick them, we eat them. To me it’s simple. Yes of course I have kids who love this veggie but not as much that one, and that’s fine, that’s all personal taste. So we just grow all sorts. And when they get to see and pick the veggies right out of the garden and carry them inside, they always want to eat them. Like a treasure hunt and they win!⠀ 😘⠀ How do you get your kids to eat veggies? Is it difficult or is it no big deal at all?⠀ ⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ *⠀ #letfoodbethymedicine #realfoodfamily #realfooding #realfoodforkids #realfooders #realfoodmovement #healthyfoodchoices #youarewhatyoueat #realfoodkids #realfoodheals #realfoodrevolution #realfoodforkids #realfooder #gardener #homegrown #homegrownveggies #homegrownfood #homegrowngoodness #organicgardener #organicgardens #organicgarden #growyourownveggies #growyourfood #kidsinthegarden #humanswhogrowfood #kidsinthegarden #homesteading #theupcycledfamily #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadkids

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1 day ago

🍆 Fairytale Eggplant 🍆 Aren’t they pretty? ~ Eggplants are one of my most successful veggies to grow and because of that they are also one of my favorite! ~ What’s your most successful veggie? ~ H O M E G R O W N B Y T I F F ~ #fairytaileggplant #fairytail #eggplant #homegrown #fromthegarden #eatmoreveggies #gardentotable #growwhatyoueat #growyourownfood #zerofoodmiles #humanswhogrowfood #happygardener #urbangardener #organic #organicgardening #homegrownisbest #urbanorganicgardener #vegetablegarden #fromthegarden #growsomethinggreen #gardenblogger #girlswhogarden #girlswithplants #plantmum

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1 day ago

🐝 Bees now live on our farm! . One thing I absolutely love is helping those around me live their dreams/passions in any small way I can! After all, so many have done that for me! Many of them probably don’t even know how they have helped me but I’m so thankful to have strong, giving people around me that inspire me to look outside myself. .. . So, when someone that works on our farm came to me and asked if he could put bees on our farm and try to make some money on honey, the answer was absolutely!! And bonus, some free honey?!?! Yes, please. .. I’m so excited to see what comes of him and his bees!🐝🐝 .. .. . #beehive #omahan #savethebees 🐝 #womanownedbusiness #thankfuleveryday #omahafoodie #honeybees #lnk #omahanebraska #lincolnnebraska #simplefun #homegrown #foodieofomaha #humanswhogrowfood #idreamaboutfood #sunset #chefstagram #healthyself #womeninag #gourmetchef #imperfectproduce #foodinstylr #herbgarden #grower #restauranteur #restaurantfood #restaurantsupply #foodtrade #organicfarming #thankful

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1 day ago

I’m inside, taking a break from working in the garden. I feel like I could sleep for a whole day right now. But, I’m still looking forward to picking more of these babies later. This variety here is “atomic grape” and the seeds are from one of my favorite seed companies @bakercreekseeds

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1 day ago

Day 13 for #mymonthontheplot is #fail and let's face it we all have those! I had two today. Discovered the first signs of rust on some of my garlic. 😔 I thought I might have escaped it this year but obviously not! 2nd picture is the left overs of my asters. The bloody birds (pheasants or partridge) have pecked everything off except the stem and the buds. 😡 no aster flowers for me this year. There is always something good at the allotment to be found though and the third pic is todays glorious harvest. The first spring onions for tonights dinner. 😊 . . . 🌷🍆🍅🥕🌱🍃💚👩‍🌾💚🍃🌱🥕🍆🍅🌷 . . #myhaven #plot52 #allotment #growyourown #flowers #vegetables #homegrown #gardening #vegetableplot #vegplot #vegpatch #vegetablepatch #inmygardentoday #sustainablesprout   #gyo #kitchengarden #girlswhogarden #grownnotflown #everyonecangrowtheirown #growyourownfood #humanswhogrowfood #springonions #harvest #aster #garlicrust #garlic #rust

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1 day ago

There’s no place like home! Traveling is wonderful, and I’m so blessed to be able to do it. And it always makes me incredibly grateful to come home to this garden of food, this kitty cat, and this life of ours. Sourdough missed us too because he never joins us in the front garden - which is great because it’s right on the street! Lots of fun weekend chores lined up (not including laundry) - first up this morning is an early harvest of all this spinach which both bolted in the heat and is coming down with a case of powdery mildew from the snap peas planted next to them (time for those suckers to come out too)! Then the fun job of resowing. Our lettuce and radish bed also bolted - aka. started flowering, which means the plant is now putting all efforts toward reproducing/making seeds, so the tasty veggie parts turn bitter and unpalatable. I was hoping for better-timed succession planting so we wouldn’t be waiting for periods of time between harvests, but Mother Nature had other plans this year! In the meantime, we picked up a few new starts of flowers at the nursery early yesterday morning to keep our eyes happy while our bellies wait a little longer. Echinacea, Coreopsis, Cosmos, Zinnia starts (the ones I grew from seed are still lagging, so I caved), and some new lavender and salvia for the bees. Are you gardening this weekend? What’s on your to-do list?

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1 day ago

Weet je nog die eigenwijze gele courgette die bloeide met die ene vrouwelijke bloem en daarna met de mannen een dag te laat in bloei? Er is schijnbaar toch echt raak geschoten door Bij & Co want ik zie nu toch echt de eerste gele courgette in wording! 🥰 💚🐝 #gelecourgette #courgette #zucchini #yellowzucchini #moestuin #wendyswarande #crazyplantlady #moestuininpotten #creatiefencompactmoestuinieren #feltpot #feltpotgarden #moederenzoon #motherandson #smallspacegardening #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #ediblegarden #urbangarden #urbangardenersrepublic #allotment #organic #organicgardening #growyourown #growyourownfood #humanswhogrowfood

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Lettuce blooms. Gorgeous Purple. . . . Just an observation: As a beginning Gardner, around 6 or 7 yo, I started to notice that most all of the veg and plants I was experimenting with bloomed in white, yellow or purple.. As I grew and began to study and learn, I learned that all 3 colors have significant meaning in religion, energy work, tarot and so forth. Lucky coincidence??????????? . . *WHITE: divinity, peace and renewal, color of the 7th chakra signifying universal connectivity to consciousness, sacred color in the Christian faith *YELLOW: solarplex chakra, very significant in Aura work, focused on an individuals Will and effort *PURPLE: 3rd eye chakra focused on intuition and inner wisdom, very important color in Aura work and a sacred color in the Christian faith I see these colors recycled over and over in blooms and in nature, and I can’t help but feel more connected to God when I’m in my garden than anywhere. I am always trying to look past the surface of all things into their quiet, subtle meanings. I feel like most times, the really important messages are conveyed in these moments Just an observation 🙂 . . . #the_suburban_farmer #plano #planotx #planotexas #planogoodstuff #planomoms #kitchengarden #gardencoach #growtogether #gardentherapy #ediblelandscapes #foodscape #womenwhofarm #humanswhogrowfood #centraltexasgardener #peace #growyourown #eatyourgreens #organicgardening #slowlife #growfoodnotlawns #growyourown #harvest #backyardgarden #frontyardgarden #plantnerd #plantlady #peace #soulconnection

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1 day ago

The first of the peas are about ready to harvest. They're an early variety with white blossoms. My second variety is a beautiful purple podded one. They only just set the first pink/purple flowers. I wanted a lot of peas this year, so I snuck them into every available space. Mostly along the outer edges of the garden or as a 'devider' between my in ground gardenbeds. How do you maximize your space? #growyourownfood #gardening #gardentips #gardentotable #growfoodnotlawns #grownfromseed #heirloomseeds #growsomethinglovely #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadgardens #humanswhogrowfood #thehomesteadlife #thehappygardeninglife #livingofftheland #localfood #livingwiththeseasons #beautifulfood #moestuin #potagergarden #sustainableliving #sustainablesprout

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1 day ago

The winter tomato experiment is going well. I have no idea what variety this is 😂 but they are growing and fruiting so I like them. . Hopefully they taste good too! . I gave them a good prune, & re- staked them today. They’ll get a feed & water tomorrow. I hope they realise they are the most spoilt veggies in the patch!

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In addition to keeping our own tea plantations clean and producing tea, a big part of our time goes to looking through the small tea-gardens in the nearby villages- searching new possible partners, checking how far along are the existing partner-fields with their leaf-growth etc... :) One thing that we really hope to accomplish with the help of all of you is to bring some new life to those villages- hopefully more and more tea plantations will come back to life in the footsteps of @renegadeteafarmers and people will have a reason to stay in the countryside, to care for and to enjoy the nature here in Georgia and who knows- maybe the hay-days of Georgian tea will not stay in the Soviet times, but will be in the future instead? :) #renegadetea #renegadeteaestate #renegadeteafarmers #farmstandrevival ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #thehappygardeninglife #womanwhofarm #humanswhogrowfood #georgia #caucasus #organicfarming #georgia 🇬🇪 #georgiaonmymind #sustainablefarming #agriculturelife #sakartvelo #saqartvelo #georgiatrip #teaproduction #georgiantea #iamyourfarmer #raisedbygardening #raisedbygarden #communitygarden #communitygardens

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1 day ago

• “After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so on — have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear — what remains? Nature remains; to bring out from their torpid recesses, the affinities of a man or woman with the open air, the trees, fields, the changes of seasons — the sun by day and the stars of heaven by night.” - Walt Whitman Little cosmos flower poking its head up in my garden on an otherwise rather grey & rainy day. •

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2 days ago

Can you hear me now? 🥒👨‍🌾😂

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2 days ago

Today there was (more) rain, a stupid amount of weeds, long grass, mole damage, rabbit damage, what might even be deer damage on one of the fruit trees. But we did get our first strawberry (which we shared), a load more rhubarb for gin, and look at those taters! Got to be a silver lining in there somewhere #allotment #allotmentlife #seeds #vegpatch #gardening #gyo #growyourown #homegrownveg #urbangardenersrepublic #kitchengarden #plot118 #plot #ediblegarden #greenfingers #homegrown #growfoodnotlawns #gardentotable #vegetables #veg #humanswhogrowfood #organic #gyocommunity #grow #plottoplate #instagarden #growyourownfood #everyonecangrowtheirown #nodig

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2 days ago

🍃The bus has taken a backseat recently as we get the community garden plot up and running! It's been a weird year for gardening with late snows and early insects...but hopefully we'll have veggies galore this year!⠀ .⠀ 🐞To follow more of our (mostly Andy's) gardening, foraging, and cooking adventures follow @hook.rifle.spade. ⠀ .⠀ ✨I am so lucky to have such a talented and dedicated human to share life with.✨ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #letsliveeverywhere #bouldercommunitygardens #communitygarden #garden #gardening #gardenlife #organic #eatlocal #growyourfood #growyourgreens #eatgreen #hookriflespade #growinggardens #vegetablegarden #gardener #farmtotable #vegetablepatch #eatyourvegetables #feedyourself #kitchengarden #forageandharvest #humanswhogrowfood #pleasework #boulderco #summertime

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2 days ago

#homeharvestmeals # 39 - A Garden Fresh Breakfast! 😍🌱 Scrambled eggs with chives and hydroponic tomatoes, roasted radishes, and a very simple salad. So freshhhh and so cleannnnn 🥗🍳❤️

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2 days ago

• We found the real life version of this emoji 🍄 !!! And it was almost as BIG AS MY HEAD! ...well, not really, but I bet if I’d eaten it it would’ve started FEELING like it was as big as my head..and then it would’ve started looking like all of my dreams and fears compressed into a red elephant that swam around my ears trumpeting gospel choir music out of its trunk while its ears clanged like symbols and a small mouse (perched atop its head) read beat poetry and did a four-legged moonwalk... 🍄🐭 It was almost as big as Lukes boots though. And I definitely didn’t even nibble on it. •

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2 days ago

What happened to these zucchini, crooknecks, and cucumbers? Have you ever thought, yessss, all these squash are lookin great! I did it, I grew a thing! Many things! And then pfffffffft. Withered things. SAME. Happens every year, in fact! The trick is to watch your new growths and catch em early - clip em if they don’t grow to size in just a few days. Summer squashes are quick: it won’t take weeks for them to flourish. And if you wait and leave them on the vine, you know what happens? Not only a bunch of sad sallys, but no more sallys after that. The plant will think it’s done, and kaput- no more squash for you. Not even withered ones. What happened here was a case of missed pollination. Sometimes the bees can’t get to every flower, so you gotta help ‘em along a little. Snag a male flower in the early morning while you still have your slippers on (males have a skinny stem) and touch the stamen to the female flower’s pistil (females have small fruits attached to the flowers) - and bam! Babies that will grow big and strong. The male flowers only last a day or so, so it’s not a big deal to pick them. And then you can fry em with dinner if you want! You can also use a small brush to transfer the pollen or whatever small implement you have on hand (a friend of mine used a q-tip). These are all headed for a stir fry despite their pathetic appearance - nothin a little soy sauce can’t fix! But now that they’re off the plant, we should have more popping up behind them that will grow quickly and to size. And since we’ll be around to see it, we can also help them along with hand pollinating. Additional note: the plant also stops producing if you do get pollination, but leave it on the vine too long, letting the squash get too big. Who wants to eat a gigantic woody zuke anyway? Save that for the state fair contest growers (or late-season zucchini bread), and instead you’ll be enjoying nice, medium-sized squash all summer long!

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2 days ago

Safe to say that transplanting our Lettuce seedlings into shallow 1 inch trays has worked a treat! A couple have bolted from where I missed a couple of days watering when we had warm weather a couple of weeks ago. Have sown up a couple more trays along with some rows at the allotment. Should keep us going through summer! #allotment #allotmentlife #seeds #vegpatch #gardening #gyo #growyourown #homegrownveg #urbangardenersrepublic #kitchengarden #plot118 #plot #ediblegarden #greenfingers #homegrown #growfoodnotlawns #gardentotable #vegetables #veg #humanswhogrowfood #organic #gyocommunity #grow #plottoplate #instagarden #growyourownfood #everyonecangrowtheirown #nodig

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3 days ago

This. Vegetables creeping out of planters, eating what I grow, growing things I've never even seen before were always dreams...work for them and keep dreaming because it's so sweet when they are a reality!

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3 days ago

Hydroponic Cherry Tomato Harvest ❤️ Red Robin is by far our favourite Aerogarden variety. What should I do with these little gems? 🍅

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3 days ago

I think the Rhubarb has to be the only plant that can be watered whilst it’s raining and still be thirsty 🙄😅💦 Rhubarbs up and down the country are springing back to life only to be turned into crumbles by bored gardeners. It’s too wet to lovingly tend to our plants so instead we will kill or maim them and then eat them 🤣😳😆 If they haven’t been harvested our Rhubarbs are almost certainly providing food and shelter for slugs and snails from miles around who will congregate on wet evenings plotting the demise of your entire vegetable patch like some demented slimy hit squad 😂🤪🙈 As a side note, under your Rhubarb is a great place for a few beer traps! 👍🏻🐌🍻. . . . I’m amazed by how much the Rhubarb has grown in the last few days with all this rain. When the rain stops I must make an attempt at a self-watering system to make sure it stays this happy. I’m also super grateful that we haven’t experienced any flooding like so many other people have. I hope all the plant children survive. May the drainage be ever in your favour 🙌🏻💚💦. Anyone else actually miss watering their plants!? 😭. . . . . . #atleastthewaterbuttswillbefull #therhubarblikesit #rhubarb #rainraingoaway #growingfood #growyourfood #humanswhogrowfood #urbanorganicgardener #organicgarden #organicgardening #veggiegarden #veggiepatch #ediblegarden #kitchengarden #potager #allotment #allotmentlife #eatwhatyougrow #growwhatyoueat #gyo #greenfingers #mygardentoday #mybackyard #gardenlife

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3 days ago

Lekker de tuin in om pluksla red salad bowl te oogsten voor de salade. De pluksla doet het goed in de moestuinbak, dat wordt de komende dagen veel salade op het menu. Oogsten met kaplaarzen aan want het heeft hier een groot deel van de dag flink geregend. De salade is goed in de smaak gevallen! 🥗 #oogst #harvest #pluksla #redsaladbowl #leaflettuce #moestuin #wendyswarande #crazyplantlady #moestuininpotten #creatiefencompactmoestuinieren #feltpot #feltpotgarden #moederenzoon #motherandson #smallspacegardening #kitchengarden #vegetablegarden #ediblegarden #urbangarden #urbangardenersrepublic #allotment #organic #organicgardening #growyourown #growyourownfood #humanswhogrowfood

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3 days ago

Spoiled ducks? Stuck up, yes! But not spoiled. 😉😂 In all seriousness we are very proud of the lives our ducks get to live which in turn produces very good eggs!! . . . .. -Our duck eggs are sold for the week. However, shop our duck sale this Sunday-Tuesday at lonetreefoods.com. Free pick up or small delivery fee. 🥚 .. .. .. . #duckeggs #omahan #freerangeeggs #womanownedbusiness #freerangeducks #omahafoodie #happyducks #lnk #omahanebraska #lincolnnebraska #allotmentlife #homegrown #foodieofomaha #humanswhogrowfood #idreamaboutfood #gourmetexperience #chefstagram #healthyself #gourmetdinner #eatwellbewell #nature_photo #foodinstylr #eggs 🍳 #grower #womeninag #restaurantfood #happyfarm #gourmetfood #organicfarming #eggslut

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3 days ago

Once we find our new homestead, the FIRST (and I mean the very first) thing I’m going to do is plan an asparagus patch. It’s not of my absolute favourite spring crops and not being able to grow it here at the #townhousehomestead hurts my heart. Thank goodness for @edgarfarms for keeping me in the spear-it this spring! 💚

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3 days ago

After two weeks away, I’m checking out what grew, what didn’t, and what got eaten by pests. So grateful to have a friend that watered while we were gone. It was a garden lifesaver especially with temps topping 100! Looking forward to getting my gardening gloves back on.

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3 days ago

Pulled up the garlic yesterday. Not pictured: About 20 loose bulbs that got their tops ripped off by my harvesting “helpers” 🤦🏻‍♀️😆 No worries though, I am going to make a few ice cube trays full of garlic and herb butter to save for a few months from now, and several batches of pesto that I will also freeze. I will cure the rest for a week or two and then braid it and let it cure the rest of the way way braided. That braid will hang in my kitchen until it is gone. 🌱 . . Also a note on children as gardening helpers: my daughters are homeschooled so they are with me all the time. They have been in the garden with me since they were babies. The toddler years are the most difficult, as most 2 year olds are more destructive in the veggie patch than squash bugs and hornworms combined. Seriously. So, while sometimes I try to have the 1-3 year olds napping, the rest of my kids are with me. And even though tasks take 2(or 3 or 4) times as long, they are learning a lot and they get so much joy from helping. My oldest are almost 7 and 9 and they planned and planted their own little gardens this year, and while watching them plan I realized how much they knew and how capable they are. And most things they had picked up by just watching me do them over and over. They have been watching out for pest bugs, and knew how to tell which squash blossoms were male or female, and which flowers to plant to deter pests. Every morning they run out to check their garden and excitedly report back. “Mom I saw a tiny squash!” “Mom the beans have flowers on them!” And this makes my heart smile because my decision to homeschool grew out of a realization that I had never learned anything about growing food in school, and it was important to me that my children learned this and other basic life skills. 💪 . At 20 years old I could have starved to death standing in a field of carrots because I had no idea what they looked like when they were still in the ground. 😳And honestly, that realization made me kind of mad. I know more schools are adding gardening to the curriculum I think that is great because something so basic and necessary should be common knowledge, shouldn’t it? 💚🌱

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3 days ago

I’ve been receiving a lotttttt of questions about gardening recently! So here’s my top answers! 1. Depending on the weather, I water the garden in the morning while the dew is still on the leaves (if they’re dry and you water them the water will end up burning the leaves in the sun) and I soak it in the evening. Like breakfast & dinner! 2. I put a fence up because of my animals & the little gopher that lives under the barn (shh, don’t tell Bobby 😂) 3. I add flowers EVERYWHERE to bring in the bees for pollination and to add color & dimension/interest. I’m going to be staring at this thing all summer, I might as well make it pretty 😂. 4. I only plant what I’ll actually eat. 5. I buy my seedlings, I haven’t ventured into starting seeds. I plan out the garden on paper so I know how much of what I need and where it’s going. I buy them from a local greenhouse. 6. I get the soil/compost mix at another local spot. The guy dumps it into the truck bed, I back the truck up and shovel it into the beds. I have to do some replenishing at the beginning of the year before planting anything. 7. I bought a battery powered weed wacker (weed eater for you southerners 😉) and it’s perfect for cleaning the grass of the garden up! 8. I have 4 raised beds. Wood chips/mulch on the bottom, black landscape paper, then the compost/soil mix. Layering helps with drainage and prevents run-off. 9. DEAD HEAD! Anything that’s wilting, turning yellow, doesn’t look good - I clip that shit off. 10. I buy seedlings/start veggies that will be ready sooner to keep the motivation of the garden up and keep me interested. I’m not waiting around all summer for this! 11. COST! Last year the whole setup probably cost me between $400-$600, this year it was like $300ish. Use your resources wisely! Hope that helps 🤷🏼‍♀️ If I can think of anything else you know I’ll let you know! #maine #vegetablegarden #mainegarden #maineadventure #rainbow #humanswhogrowfood #homesteadinglife #mainelandscaping

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3 days ago

The first harvest. When we took on our little allotment, nearly half of the plot was covered with overgrown raspberry canes and it was a little late in the year to cut them back. We decided to leave them be in the hope we may get some fruit this year and sort them out in the autumn, it turns out they are absolutely laden with fruit so I’m so glad we did! We’re heading up every evening to pick them as they ripen, this little tub was our first day of pickings. We’re freezing as we go so we can make a batch of jam, but if anyone has any recipes they can recommend we would greatly appreciate them!

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3 days ago

#beads. Day 12 today #mymonthontheplot and todays theme is 'begins with a B'. The rain is needed but becoming a bit of a chore now. BUT. Just look at these beautiful beads of rain on my sweet peas. 😍 . . 🌷🍆🍅🥕🌱🍃💚👩‍🌾💚🍃🌱🥕🍆🍅🌷 . . #myhaven #plot52 #allotment #growyourown #flowers #vegetables #homegrown #gardening #vegetableplot #vegplot #vegpatch #vegetablepatch #inmygardentoday #sustainablesprout   #gyo #kitchengarden #girlswhogarden #grownnotflown #everyonecangrowtheirown #growyourownfood #humanswhogrowfood #beautiful #beads #sweetpeas

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4 days ago

🍆🍅🍈💐Another garden planted! I must not follow anyone who lives up north in a zone 3. Seeing everyone's posts I feel waaaay behind but the truth is I'm not! This is just how it goes in zone 3. Anyways lets talk about some planned projects for this garden shall we? ( kinda long post but read to the end I have a mission for you! 😉) 👍 In the back left corner I'm going to make a seating area surround by flower beds. We put plastic down to kill weeds and marshmallow. Marshmallow propagates like crazy people! And it has huge tap roots that never seem to end. Yes they do have a marshmallowy flavor but beware.😊 So this project won't be tackled til later this summer but I'm very much looking forward to it. 🌿 In the front half of the picture, with all the squiggly watering lines, we have squash and melons planted, mini bells peppers, and some tomatoes that aren't in the picture. Then you see that white chair? That is where the next project is. We are going to make a living gazebo here! So excited about this one! I'm still making my mind up on exactly how I want to do it but don't worry I 'll bring you along with me. 😊You can learn from our successes or mistakes. 🌿 Why all the projects? Well last year I found myself favoring the tunnel garden and not giving the other gardens as much attention. The year before that it was the greenhouse garden. In the past my husband was so concerned about production it hampered my desire for the fun little spots in the garden We enjoy so much. Over the years he has learned the importance of flowers in the garden and also the fun little nooks and crannies that bring me so much joy and desire to be in the garden. Now that he is in agreement with me I'm determined that all gardens must have special things so no garden gets favored. ❓So do you agree with me? Veggies are fun and beautiful but they are more fun and beautiful with flowers and special nooks and crannies for sitting back and admiring it all. Tell me about those places in your garden. Post it and tag it with #specialgardenspot and I'll highlight it in my stories. Show us what makes your garden extra special to you big or small!

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