Monday, March 29, 2010

Harvesting Collards

After a successful winter garden, my daughter and I harvested the last of the collards. It was time to prepare the soil and get ready to plant spring and summer veggies. Collards are so full of vitamins and fiber, a great addition to any meal. I also learned that they are delicious sauteed with a little garlic and olive oil, no need to cook them for hours in a pot of water and no need to add pork. Fresh and clean, that is how they are best!

Here are some pictures of our last batch of yummy homegrown collards:

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Start your Veggies in a Sunny Window

As spring quickly approaches it is time to start your summer garden. I found this picture on an adorable blog called The Lark. What a great way to recycle your tea tins! You can plant your starter seeds in these sweet tins and when ready transfer them to a bigger pot or bed in the yard. I also have been storing up toilet paper rolls to use as little pots for my seedlings to grow in. You can find a complete tutorial for starting seeds in toilet paper rolls on the ehow website. Here is a picture of their final product:

I have just begun prepping our raised boxes for our spring garden, I will keep you posted on our progress and share pictures as well. I hope this summer we have a larger harvest and less caterpillars.