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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.

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Productive Living Tips from Erica Strauss of NW Edible Life

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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.

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5 Simple Ways to Create a Bee Friendly Garden

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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...

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How to Pick & Ripen a Pear

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

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8 Tips for Growing Food in a Drought

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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...

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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.

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Hey Listen Up!

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I love podcasts. And for many years, I have wanted to produce my own podcast that: Offered weekly episodes for the food crafter/homesteader on the go Showcased interviews of top-notch...

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Why You Should Rethink Food Growing

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  My entire business is about living farm fresh without the farm. That means Capitalizing on seasonal flavors of locally sourced food Preserving and food crafting that flavor Exploring...

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Contemplating a Food Garden – Book Review

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When it comes to gardening, we just can’t catch a break here in Southern California. What I mean is – our gardening weather never stops. We can grow food...

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