Living Homegrown

- The Blog -

Live farm fresh

without the farm®

Preserve Like a Pro: Get my top sources for canning tools & supplies. (It’s free!)

- Homesteading -

Growing & Eating More Unusual Edibles

2 comments

Edible Gardening with Willi Galloway - LivingHomegrown.com

Edible Gardening with Willi Galloway - LivingHomegrown.com

We’ve all done it.

You go to all the trouble to plant and nurture an edible in your garden and somehow…life gets in the way.

You look away for just one second and BOOM…the plant over-ripens or goes to flower…or  worse…it sits there unattended until it goes all the way to seed.

Sure, you can compost the plant and send it back into the food chain.

But what if it turned out that situation did not mean the end of that plant’s edible value?

What if it was really a happy accident of deliciousness??

Well, that is theory of my friend, author Willi Galloway who I interviewed on the podcast this week.

Willi believes that there is a whole world of flavor in our vegetable gardens that we are not tapping into.

No, she is not suggesting we eat over-ripened edibles or rotten fruit.

But she is suggesting we look at the other parts of a plant such as the leaves (greens), flowers and even the seed pods for flavor.

Willi knows that a world of flavor exists in the more unusual plant parts and she shares her tips for tapping into that world AND for growing new-to-us veggies.

Read more...

Chicken-Friendly Garden Tips from Author Jessi Bloom

0 comments

Learn how you CAN have city backyard chickens and a garden too. It just takes a little planning. Author Jessi Bloom offers tips and tricks for merging chickens into...

Read more...

Productive Living Tips from Erica Strauss of NW Edible Life

4 comments

Learn how to live a more DIY and productive home - Interview with Erica Strauss of NW Edible Life and author of The Hands-On Home.

Read more...

Homesteading More Efficiently: 4 Simple Steps

12 comments

Learn to use the KonMari Method of organizing to make your homestead more efficient.

Read more...

5 Simple Ways to Create a Bee Friendly Garden

6 comments

You may have heard in the news lately that bees have been having a tough time – and their numbers are dropping. There are many, many reasons for this...

Read more...

How to Pick & Ripen a Pear

8 comments

Learn the best ways to harvest, store and ripen pears at home.

Read more...

8 Tips for Growing Food in a Drought

33 comments

So you know that big drought out here in California? Yep, it sucks. Especially when you want to grow your own food. I live in Los Angeles, so I am...

Read more...

Getting Cucumber Flavor…Without Cucumbers

6 comments

Salad burnet is an unusual herb with flavor that changes based on temperature. Learn how to grow it and best capitalize on that unique flavor characteristic.

Read more...

Keeping Backyard Chickens AND Neighbors Happy

12 comments

Having backyard chickens may sound fun. But when getting chickens, you should also consider your neighbors. This post offers tips for keeping your neighbors AND your chickens happy.

Read more...