humanswhogrowfood Photos & Videos

22 hours ago

Check out these amazing marigolds in our garden!⠀ .⠀ These gorgeous flowers are just perfect for planting alongside your veggies. They not only make the garden more colourful but they are one of the most universally used companion plant 🌱 ⠀ .⠀ Check out the link in our bio to see how marigolds can benefit your tomato crop!

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1 day ago

Yeah! After at least 3 failed attempts I finally have some amazing looking carrots (these bad boys have length AND girth you'll be pleased to know @saltandtomatoes ). The parsnips are a bit funky looking but with my massive turnip I think we're set for a fab roast today. Nom. . . 🍆🍓🍅🌽🌱💚👩‍🌾💚🌱🌽🍅🍓🍆 . . #myhaven #plot52 #allotment #carrots #parsnips #turnip #roast #sundayroast #allotmentlife #growyourown #vegetables #homegrown #gardening #vegetableplot #vegplot #vegpatch #vegetablepatch #inmygardentoday #sustainablesprout   #gyo #kitchengarden #greenfingers #girlswhogarden #everyonecangrowtheirown #growyourownfood #airmiles #humanswhogrowfood

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My first salad garden is looking good 😍, just lettuce and aragula for now😄♥️🌿🍃

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2 days ago

Don’t forget to #treatyourself to one of these stunning centerpieces for Thanksgiving dinner! Grab one at the Dupont Farmer’s Market TOMORROW from 8:30am-1:30pm. We’ll also have all sorts of goodies plus a special AUTUMN BLEND to make your Thanksgiving extra perfect ❤️✨🌸 #littlewildthings @freshfarmdc

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2 days ago

Today’s surprise harvest: The dwarf pineapple and a single leaf of kale. The pineapple’s been growing slowly, and I wasn’t sure if t was ripe yet, but the colour (a switch from reddish/pinkish hues to its current yellows) and pleasant pineapple fragrance were my cues to harvest. The plant’s been in the ground for a while now and it’s quite exciting to make this first harvest 😁 kale leaf accidentally broke off while I was shifting some pots. Excited cuz (1) this variety seems pretty heat-resistant (full afternoon sun all the way) and (2) tastes pretty decent. Now, to do research on how to propagate so that I can grow more (and share) this variety suited for the tropics 👍🏼 #pineapple #briansgardenadventures #dwarf #dwarfpineapple #ananas #fresh #organic #kale #tropical #heatresistant #harvest #yield #surprise #forageandharvest #humanswhogrowfood

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2 days ago

How lovely is the refraction and dispersement by drops of water of a bit of California sunlight splashed across my organic veggie garden!? Look at that lovely arch of colors formed near the ground 🌈 it made the morning even more magical. I enjoy the time when I get to share the water supply with the plants - we remain focused on water conservation and implementation of water usage reduction strategies that, to date, enable the successful maintenance of our home food gardens. Wishing all a magical Friday - may all be grateful recipients of Earth's natural resources and may a moment of beauty make this day colorful and vibrant - love from sunny Southern California ☮️💜 #spectrum #rainbow #homegrown #thehappygardeninglife #eatyourveggies #growsomethinggreen #epicgardening #urbangardenersrepublic #urbanfarming #lingerwithinger #moestuin #kitchengarden #homegarden #humanswhogrowfood #organicgardening #farmtotable #gardentotable #plantbased #vegetarian #tryvegan #greenislife #groenisleven #huertoencasa #garden #collardgreens #chard #swisschard #kale #sharefood

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2 days ago

Tomatoes in November and in 30-40 degree weather 🌿🍅❄️. I’m sure they would have quickly died or even froze if I hadn’t got to them but I’m always amazed at the pace of nature. She’s slow and giving when you least expect. I’ll enjoy this little snack!

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2 days ago

Wondering why I put logs in my raised beds?? .....👀 (brace yourselves) It’s a practice called hugelkultur, which means hill mound or hill culture (hoo-gul-culture). You start by piling up logs like a toblerone and then add more compostable biomass. Top it off with soil and you have your hugle mound. It’s an AMAZING permaculture practice which improves water retention and soil fertility. It also warms the soil, which is ideal for most crops. I don’t have a mound you say? Well the same principle applies in raised beds, and pots. I’ve gone for hard wood (honey locust) as it will slowly decay for 20+ years. (The harder the wood, the longer to rot) Make sure your wood and other biomass is dead and disease free. Ligustrum aka privet for example can look dead but can spring into life once buried which will spoil the mound ☹️ you can also dig a trench for the logs to save on the sleepers or scaffold boards. I do hope you think differently when making a raised bed or planting up a pot 🧐🌱. Ps. More actual Hugle mounds to come at #persicawoods. #mantralandscapes #hugelkultur #permaculture #growyourownfood #sheetmulching #permaculturedesign #permaculturegarden #ilovemyjob #honeylocust #vermiculture #composting #perennialvegetables #comfreybocking14 #nodig #theresnowasteinnature #gardenporn #westfacing #diy #growvegetables #composting #humanswhogrowfood

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3 days ago

Are you someone like me who's in the process of creating a medicine based garden and don't know what to add next? Well, we've got just the plant to solve this specific problem: Here's a plant called Costus Igneus also known as Insulin Plant in India. Its leaves are helpful to control blood sugar levels. The plant doesn't require any special attention. It can be your indoor plant or outdoor plant based on your preference of its location. Apart from being a great benefit to medicine, these plants can also be utilized as good decor items for the household as they have a very fresh look to them, especially due to its glossy leaves. The binomial name of the plant is Chamaecostus Cuspidatus. The plant is known by varieties of names in different parts of the world. Some call it tabubungiaw while some call it spiral flag. In the Indian subcontinent, it is believed that the daily consumption of 2 or 3 leaves by a diabetic patient can help bring sugar levels under control. The leaves contain corosolic acid which helps to generate insulin thus magically curing your diabetes. However, it is imperative that you consult your physician before consuming any. #herbalgarden #humanswhogrowfood #happygardeninglife #joyofgardening 🌼🌸💐🌹

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3 days ago

Our small rice crop with farmer Nandu was planted using the traditional method although the direct seeding method is still in the piping this year. That would eliminate the laborious process of planting seeds by hand and a considerable reduction of water usage, which in turn will encourage our farmers to continue growing rice. Now, if all goes well, should ideally be the time to implement it. : Let's feast on this one until then. It's still the 'one straw revolution'! : : #rice #smallfarmers #smallfarmersofgorubathan #permaculturefarm #permaculture #permacultureindia #permacultureasia #ricefarming #farmlife #onestrawrevolution #growfood #growyourown #humanswhogrowfood #localfarming #supportlocalfarmers #naturalfarming #chemicalfree

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3 days ago

First zucchini flowers of the summer season. A beautiful novelty right now - in a few months, I’ll surely never want to see another one again.

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3 days ago

Farm walk today at @briancos_ place was the perfect end to a week focussed on #biologicalfarming with the man who literally wrote the book, Mr. Gary Zimmer of @midwesternbioag . I even got to teach the main man something myself, what an #Irish rush was...!😂🤣 . . . Thanks to NOTS for arranging the conference and getting the big hitters Joel Williams of @integratedsoils and Dan Kittredge of @bionutrientfoodassociation over to Ireland, among others. Great to spend time with progressive Irish farmers from all sectors @drumanilra @janeshack @morsinead @foodture_irl @mcgspacesmart @davebeechersoil

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3 days ago

Agroquímicos: la quimera del uso responsable Argentina produce la mitad de soja que Estados Unidos, sin embargo utiliza más agroquímicos que el país del norte. Un modo de producción que está muy arraigado culturalmente y que genera controversias respecto del impacto en la salud de la población y en la calidad de los alimentos. Lee la nota completa desde el link en nuestro perfil👆 . . #noalaleydesemillas #monsanto #fueramonsanto #huerta #huertas #agroquimicos #huertoecologico #huertaurbana #farm #farming #womenwhofarm #humanswhogrow #humanswhogrowfood #permacultura #permaculture #agroecologia #agroecology #agroecologico #organic #organico #natural #nature #naturaleza #eco #revista #revistaecologica #magazine #sembrar

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3 days ago

RIP to fall crops that didn’t make it through the cold snap 😭 ❄️ Looks like I need to invest in a green house since the Oklahoma weather is so unpredictable. No matter the amount of straw and blankets, that hard freeze was brutal. But somehow the spinach managed to survive! ☘️Good news is that if you live in a different state that hasn’t dipped below 25 degrees yet, your fall crops have a chance! 🌿I will definitely be planting similar crops in the spring that I’m looking forward to!! Gardening season is officially over for this girl 💔 • • • #thehappygardeninglife #fallcrops #gardener #organicproduce #gardeningtips #broccoli #growyourownfood #brusselsprouts #cabbage #spinach #studentofgardening #humanswhogrowfood #chasinggardens #rookiegardener #springcrops #gardenphotography #garden #rd2be #futuredietitian #dietitianswhogarden #dieteticstudent

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3 days ago

Guys. I’m the worst. I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA lately, life has just gotten really crazy over here and I’m trying my best to keep up! I’m still keeping up with the #homeharvestmeals challenge. Here is number 19... roasted apple and acorn squash soup with sage, and homemade crusty bread. 🍞

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4 days ago

Homesteading Course - Seed Saving 101. This is how easy it is. Start with an heirloom pumpkin. Hey, doesn’t it just make you smile to look at pumpkins? So, smile! Open the pumpkin (I use my famous chophouse @smithwollensky steak knives acquired during my corporate days in the Big Apple because they are strong and serrated with a thick handle.) Use caution. I have a goal for zero trips to the emergency room here. Scoop out the seeds and put them on a labeled paper to dry them out. If you don’t know the name of the pumpkin, write down a description. Too many to plant next year or even to share? Let’s rinse them off and make salted, roasted pumpkin seeds! (More on this later.) The nutritional value of pumpkin seeds is off the charts! They are an awesome, tasty, healthy snack. Tag a friend who gardens, likes pumpkin seeds, or local food. #homesteading #seedsaving #realfood #localfood #selfsufficiency #pumpkinlove #realgardenerssaveseeds #realgardeners #gardeners #whattodowithapumpkin #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinpiefrompumpkins #humanswhogrowfood #happygardeninglife

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4 days ago

🎉THANKSGIVING SALE🎉 25% off of all mixed edible flowers and Fall Mix with the code "GIVETHANKS" at checkout 💃 Link in bio!

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4 days ago

Brought up the other seed cauliflower the other day as well as the yellow chard. - How cute is the yellow chard in that container 😃💕 - The Loveable Garden winter deck edition is grrrrrowing & I am sooooo excited!! 😃😃💕💕 - #TheLoveableGarden2018 #yellowchard #chard #cauliflower #growagarden #growSomething #knowyourfood #yardtotable #greeneating #flowersforthebees #humanswhogrowfood #happiness #harvest #ilovegardening #lovemygarden #growfoodnotlawns #gyo #saynoGMO #urbanfarming #garden #gardener #gardening #womenwhofarm #nature #foodismedicine #appreciate #LOVE

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4 days ago

Aphids get some of your kales pretty good? - No sweat! Just cut the top/leaves off! - It's pretty hard to kill kale.. you may be thinking, "..but, if I just chop it off, haven't I just killed it?" - Nope! Each of the leaves is the start to a new branch you might say... - Sooooo you can see with my photos, I cut the tops right off... & now the plant is focused on growing new growth from where the leaves had been.... if you know what I mean.. & those won't be single leaves, they'll be whole growths. - Pretty hard to kill kales & cauliflowers & broccolis & brussels sprouts, they just wanna live 🎵💕 - #TheLoveableGarden2018 #kale #floweringkale #superkale #growagarden #growSomething #knowyourfood #yardtotable #greeneating #flowersforthebees #humanswhogrowfood #happiness #harvest #ilovegardening #lovemygarden #growfoodnotlawns #gyo #saynoGMO #urbanfarming #garden #gardener #gardening #womenwhofarm #nature #foodismedicine #appreciate #LOVE

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4 days ago

Boo....looky looky...L to R...today....2nd August. Declaring moregardenz first urban farm functional 🤗 Rinky dink n cute as (I love making stuff outa nothing...build has come in under $200...true)...n just in time as we'll be debuting produce @kapitifoodfair Dec 1st...edible/medicinal herbs, flowers and vege seedlings to take home and plant...cause what the world needs right now is more gardens 😜 (not just meaning mine...just in case you think I'm being cocky). #urbanfarm #moregardenz #urbanfarming #urbanecosystems #urbangarden #urbanagriculture #urbangardening #sustainability #sustainablegardening #growfoodnotlawns #humanswhogrowfood #onthesmellofanoilyrag #proud #supportlocal #freshisbest #herbs #greenfarming

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4 days ago

Agroquímicos: la quimera del uso responsable Argentina produce la mitad de soja que Estados Unidos, sin embargo utiliza más agroquímicos que el país del norte. Un modo de producción que está muy arraigado culturalmente y que genera controversias respecto del impacto en la salud de la población y en la calidad de los alimentos. Lee la nota completa desde el link en nuestro perfil👆 . . #noalaleydesemillas #monsanto #fueramonsanto #huerta #huertas #agroquimicos #huertoecologico #huertaurbana #farm #farming #womenwhofarm #humanswhogrow #humanswhogrowfood #permacultura #permaculture #agroecologia #agroecology #agroecologico #organic #organico #natural #nature #naturaleza #eco #revista #revistaecologica #magazine #sembrar

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5 days ago

Love gardening for/with this awesome woman...Merav Reid (at Life Healing Food consultancy centre in Whitby, consults n shop...swipe right for deets). Weeds are medicinal foods in her garden and she has taught me sooo much 😍 ( n my 6yr old eats his slippery elm because Merav says to 😋). Beautiful day for planting out the summer veg. #medicinalherbs #medicinalfood #plantmedicine #plantsnotpills #freshfood #gardening #growfoodnotlawns #gardeninglife #gardeninginwellington #foodasmedicine #freshisbest #healthandwellness #humanswhogrowfood #herbs

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5 days ago

First sunflowers coming in! Never grown a sunflower before. All the swirls are a bit “Dr-Seuss-esque”. I don’t think this is going to be very big, but anything is a start!!

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6 days ago

Thanksgiving break is almost here. I couldn’t be happier or more ready to ditch my (real job) for the work I truly enjoy doing... Gardening. 🔸 The space you see in these photos has come a long way but has so much further to go. We own a whole acre, mostly a small forest but we’ve cleared a lot out and found this lovely open field 🌾🌾 at the back of our property. 🔸 Over break we will be weed wacking, tilling, and flattening a lot of this space to create a good place for some winter cover crops. We plan to fence in the area we do our vegetable garden. There’s already such an array of beautiful wild flowers 🌺🌼🌸 all spring and summer long. So, we will keep that going a long the outside of the vegetable garden. Maybe even buy a cheap greenhouse to put somewhere back here. Things are coming together and I couldn’t be more excited for our garden season. But first... the hard strenuous labor to get the soil ready. 💪🏼👩🏼‍🌾🌿🍅🌶🍉

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6 days ago

Well that was a smart decision by me, if I don’t say so myself! Last time I planted ‘cut-and-come-again’ lettuce, I planted it all throughout the middle of my beds and it was hard to reach. This time, I planted it right along the edge. We’re constantly cutting it, so it was definitely wise to think about easy access. Does anyone else include practical harvesting in their layouts, not just sun/companion planting/crop rotation? • (Yes I know I need to thin those carrots 🙄)

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6 days ago

Strawberry 'bed' looking pretty cracking this morning! A lot of the soil levels dropped in the tyres this year as it settled and filled in all the gaps I missed whilst filling them up. Nearly 8 big 150Litre bags of compost later and they are nearly all topped up again. We had a pretty good crop this year. With all the fresh compost we have put in next year is going to be bumper hopefully! 🍓 #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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6 days ago

passion fruit invasion stop all signs point to an influx of a few hundred fruit stop please do not send reinforcements stop junior forces will obliterate them with frightening speed stop

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6 days ago

A nice fresh autumnal bouquet of kale... my flowers are just about coming to an end but there is plenty of interest still to be harvested including kale, peanuts, marshmallow root, skirret, potatoes, raspberries, carrots, radish, turnips, amaranth and oca . I’ve got cavolo nero and a perennial kale from @incredible_vegetables which has been growing on perfectly, currently it’s about 5ft high . #kale #kalebouquet #bouquet #seasonal #autumn #autumnal #growyourown #homegrown #gardening #urbanorganicgardener #gardenersofinstagram #thehappygardeninglife #kalechips #kalesmoothie #superfood #trendy #allotmentlife #allotment #everyonecangrowtheirown #perennials #epicgardening #sustainable #humanswhogrowfood #growsomethinggreen

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6 days ago

What's up pussycat 🐈🥦💕 - Broccolis up front (yes, all those lovely flowers.. I'm hoping those sprouts up front are too, there was a bunch of seed pods laying there). Then kales. Then onions. Then brussels sprouts. Then broccolis. Then cabbage. Then chards. 💕💕 - To the left back, chards, kales, borage & salvia. 💕💕 - #TheLoveableGarden2018 #kale #chard #brusselsprouts #cabbage #growagarden #growSomething #knowyourfood #yardtotable #greeneating #flowersforthebees #humanswhogrowfood #happiness #harvest #ilovegardening #lovemygarden #growfoodnotlawns #gyo #saynoGMO #urbanfarming #garden #gardener #gardening #womenwhofarm #nature #foodismedicine #appreciate #LOVE

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6 days ago

Guess who got her first sweet pea bouquet? They smell DIVINE. Funny how my “mixed pack” are all purple but hey, look how pretty they are!

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6 days ago

It is starting to get exciting in the garden now. The beans and cucumbers are taking off which means in a month's time everything is going to look completely different!⠀ .⠀ We have both green beans and yellow beans planted this year... and I have forgotten which ones I planted where. That will be fun to find out 🤔⠀ .⠀ I have borlotti seeds to plant as well but had no luck with them last year. Do you think I should try again?

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1 week ago

Feeling really low energy this week. Maybe since we haven’t been able to get down and dirty in the garden due to all this rain. Anyways, here is a peak at one of our methods we used this past summer for tomatoes. The bucket method for sure gave us the best harvest compared to other methods of growing. 🍅🌿 Has anyone else tried this?

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1 week ago

The seeds are dry! Saved all the seeds from our big max pumpkin this year (swipe to see the size of him!) if you would like some dm me your address and I'll pop 10 in an envelope and send them on their way! Tag a friend if you think they might like some too 🎃 first come first serve. Happy Sowing! Can only post to UK I'm afraid all you oversees hopefuls! #allotment #allotmentlife #seeds #vegpatch #gardening #gyo #growyourown #homegrownveg #urbangardenersrepublic #kitchengarden #plot118 #plot #ediblegarden #greenfingers #homegrown #growfoodnotlawns #gardentotable #vegetables #veg #humanswhogrowfood #organic #gyocommunity #freeseeds #plottoplate #seedshare #growyourownfood #everyonecangrowtheirown #nodig

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1 week ago

Harvested some coriander seeds from the plant that’s escaping the garden bed. Took as much as I could and left the rest of the flowers to be pollinated and grow more seeds. I’m not so worried about leaving them to dry out on the plant, as I’m harvesting them for the spice instead of for seed! Once they dry I’ll grind them up and store them in a jar. • On a side note, how annoying is coriander to grow! Honestly the plants start bolting from the time they’re 10cm tall. Think it’s gonna have to remain a winter crop.

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1 week ago

I’ve been away for a few days, and I’ve come back to my borage ERUPTING into bloom! I’ve never even seen borage in the flesh before growing it in my garden and just LOOK AT HOW PRETTY IT IS! The pink flowers are 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 • Getting a little overexcited I’d say, but who cares!

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1 week ago

It's been a rather busy week and a bit but the new half plot is as ready for the winter as it will ever be. Didn't get all the fruit trees in like I wanted but there is always next year. Bulbs planted and the flower bed is ready for spring and the local insect population! Just the strawberries left to sort on the other plot and that is it whilst we jet off to Japan for another winter season! The 2 plots can hunker down over the cold months ready for our return in spring #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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1 week ago

#humanswhogrowfood #firsttimegardening #urbanorganicgardener #joyofgardening #flowerstagram #bellpeppers #pinkokra #nonhybridseeds #nonhybrid #hibiscusflower #terracegardening #organic #organicgardening It's a sight every day to see wonders of nature right in my own terrace garden. Here, we are growing different varieties of flowers, fruits and whole lot of vegetables. The process is slow and sometimes painful and cumbersome because of not using any chemicals at all and using only organic manure and organic pesticides. But worth the results!! With growing commercialisation in every field of life, growing your own food, is the simplest and easiest way to take control of your health and wellness. A ten minute stroll in the garden, while plucking spinach, lettuce and other vegetables and flowers, teaches so much about life and compassion, which is so missing in our lives. Start small with some greens in your balconies or Windows and see magic unfolding... #lifelessons #startsmall #growingyourgreens

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1 week ago

Happy Veteran's Day! We're at the Dupont Circle Farmer's Market TODAY 830-130pm and we're going #PLASTICFREE ! BYO bag or container or take home your micros in a paper bag at our stand. All military and vets get free micros today 🌱💚

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1 week ago

Close up of some greenhouse rep’s 🙋🏽‍♀️ There’s herb cuttings in the front, we’ve got savoury, spear mint, basil mint and lemon balm. Up the back we’ve got okra, Black Russian tomatoes. In the middle we’ve got some plum tree suckers and basil creeping in from the right. • My greenhouse is ever changing, but I absolutely love opening it each day to see what’s happening. What is growing in your greenhouse at the moment?

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1 week ago

Take a handful of earth, hold it for a moment, and think of all the elements the Creator 🌎 has placed in it so that the millions of plants and, through them, all living creatures 🦔 could survive because of it. If we do not care for the land 👩🏻‍🌾 as we care for our ourselves it will become sick just as we do. Biodynamic farming - people, animals, the earth, everything - are part of a whole organism; we work with the land and the rhythm of the seasons; 🌤 we put back as much as we can; we try and be sustainable and harmonious - body, soul and spirit. @sturtsfarmfoodstore #biodynamics #repost #organic #biodynamicfarming #smallscalefarming #naturelovers #anthroposophy #waldorfeducation #steiner #ecosystems #environmentalist #environment #sustainableliving #animalhabitat #habitat #gardenofthegods #mygarden #biodynamic #onions #community #communityovercompetition #camphill #smallbusiness #gardening -lovers-world #discoverLA #BeyondTheStreets #humanswhogrowfood

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1 week ago

So who's up for barter for free stay at Lyall Farm, New Chandigarh. Get creative folks, we are offering one or two night stay with home cooked food at our farm in exchange for anything other then money. It can be a service or an item - all you have to do is be creative & share your offer at lyallfarmstay @gmail.com #lyallfarm #farmstay #farmtourism #newchandigarh #naturalfarming #kudratikheti #farmtotable #chemicalfreefarm #pureair #birdmusic #peace #natureblessings #naturephotography #nonoisepollution #naturebliss #farmtotable #humanswhogrowfood #lifeasiknowit #farmlifebestlife #farmstaybarter

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1 week ago

One of the most bittersweet feelings has to be when you realize how much you’re going to miss a moment while you’re still living it. • Story below narrated by @trishadehrone for @humanswhogrowfood • My grandfather, also known by his grandchildren as “Pop-pop,” is 84 years old and has been gardening, canning, bottling his own wine, and composting for my entire life. My grandfather and grandmother have passed on their love of gardening to their 5 children, 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren who spend their spring and summers with pop-pop digging in the dirt and picking blueberries. Some of my fondest memories with my pop-pop were picking grapes, canning tomatoes, and making pickles as a child. I loved sneaking into his workshop in the winter to look at the sprouts under the grow lights or smell the garlic hanging in his basement. I remember when my family came over to help him move his raised garden beds into the sunlight. I loved watching the way his garden made my family come together. Like the time my family got together to build him a new shed for his tools or when we had numerous Easter-egg hunts in his backyard. Years later, he would still be pulling Easter-eggs out of these garden beds. The garden has remained the backdrop of my fondest memories growing up. I want to replicate the home my grandparents built, and pass down skills they taught me to my younger cousins because I know how valuable they have been in my own life. When I moved out and drove halfway across the country, it’s probably not surprising that I brought my prized tomato plants with me, and bought a composter for my apartment. I admire everything about my grandfather and one day I hope to have a garden in my home just like his. Because of my grandfather, my sisters and I prefer our tomatoes and green beans freshly picked and warmed from the sunshine. Pop-pop’s garden has given us so much love and joy – I want my grandfather to know just how much it means to us. • • • #humanswhogrowfood | #gardening | #growfoodnotlawns | #growfoodnotgrass | #fromtheearth | #playinginthedirt | #natureculture

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1 week ago

So who's up for barter for free stay at Lyall Farm, New Chandigarh. Get creative folks, we are offering one or two night stay with home cooked food at our farm in exchange for anything other then money. It can be a service or an item - all you have to do is be creative & share your offer at lyallfarmstay @gmail.com #lyallfarm #farmstay #farmtourism #newchandigarh #naturalfarming #kudratikheti #farmtotable #chemicalfreefarm #pureair #birdmusic #peace #natureblessings #naturephotography #nonoisepollution #naturebliss #farmtotable #humanswhogrowfood #lifeasiknowit #farmlifebestlife #farmstaybarter

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Our very own wood-fired vegetables cooked for more than an hour - and THEY ARE WORTH IT!!!! And You can make a Farmers Babeque Pit as well! This has been such a fun experiment that turned out to be super healthy as well, all thanks to the junior innovators in the house. Indian farmers use galvanised iron tasla’s (wok style basins) and we have plenty at the farm. The kids wanted to barbeque some vegetables and we came up with this innovative Farmer Barbeque Pit 😍💫💕 Here’s how to make your very own: 1. Take 2 clean Taslas (or any heat-resistant bowls) 2. Place ☝️ (one) of the Tesla on the ground and fill it with firewood or coal 3. Start a fire 🔥 and feed it for an hour or so 4. Let the fire die to embers 5. Take thin sticks or twigs that can be used as barbeque sticks. Alternatively, you can use a cotton textile to fill up your vegetables. 6. Add your fresh hand picked seasonal vegetables or anything you fancy to the barbeque sticks: cottage cheese (paneer), onion, pepper, tomato 🍅 , potato 🥔 , pumpkin 🎃 , pineapple 🍍 7. Use an old oven steel rack as a riser to place the barbeque sticks above the embers. 8. If you are using a cotton cloth, add lot of leaves 🍁 🍂 🍃 and twigs on the embers to create a barrier and gently place the cotton cloth above these. Simply place the vegetables inside the cloth and fold it over to cover them. Make sure the cloth is not touching the embers directly or it could catch fire 🔥 8. Cover the barbeque pit with the second Tasla and leave the vegetables to cook for, at least, an hour ⏰ 9. Check the vegetables every half hour or so, turn them if need be until they are nicely cooked 10. Carefully, open the make-shift pit, remember it will be quite hot, and take your veges out 11. 💕Serve the wood fired roasted vegetables hot🥣🍽. Maybe add a dash of fresh herbs 🌿 and garlic? A bit of salt and chilli flakes? To make it more interesting, we marinated our vegetables with some home made butter, salt, herbs and yogurt for a couple of hours before we roasted them. A great healthy way to welcome the winters :) Hope you enjoy experimenting as well..

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Really looking forward to the Biological Farming conference next week in Tullamore; anybody else out heading along? Promises to be a fantastic event, with input from some of the leaders in the world of #soil including Joel Williams of @integratedsoils Dan Kittredge of @bionutrientfoodassociation and Gary Zimmer of @midwesternbioag as well as homegrown talent such as @rareruminare talking all things mob grazing & The Soil Preacher himself, @davebeechersoil ! ・・・ This is the place to be next week. @integratedsoils @davebeechersoil #soilhealth #soilbiology #regenerative #soilcarbon . . . #Repost @organictrust with @get_repost

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#TB to growing summer squash that ended up being quickly killed off by the insane amount of squash vine bore. Any tips to tackle this naughty little bug? Squash is one of my favorites to grow but I’m bout ready to give up to borers. 🌿🌼

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