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Sweet Potato Greens – Eating and Growing

Posted: May 13, 2016

Growing sweet potatoes requires somewhere between 90 and 120 days to harvest. The slips are generally planted in May but are not harvested until just before the first frost. The long growing season is totally justified by the delicious and storable crop you get at the end, but some gardeners with limited space may struggle to justify allocating the time and space to a single crop. That is where sweet potato greens come into play! .....
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Honey Fermented German Red Garlic

Garlic Preservation: Fermented, Pickled, and Honey-Fermented!

Posted: September 24, 2015

Garlic can store well, sometimes up to a year for certain varieties in ideal conditions. But for those of us who have grown and saved garlic, you’ll know that this doesn’t always happen as planned! Your garlic can begin to soften and shrivel before you get a chance to eat it all. Softnecks tend to store longer, this is because they have multiple tight layers of skin to protect and preserve them. Hardnecks on the other hand often have a thick rigid skin laye.....
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Shiitake, Asparagus and Sundried Tomato Pasta Recipe

Shiitake, Asparagus and Sundried Tomato Pasta Recipe

Posted: May 20, 2015

Recipes Inspired By Your Garden Harvest One of my favorite things about being a gardener is the creativity that I get to put to use in the kitchen.  I am constantly being challenged to find a use for two or more ingredients that appear to not go together.  The resulting meal is usually fantastic, but there are times, every now and then, that I create an ‘epic fail’ meal.  It is the same with gardening…mostly successes, with the occasionally failure.  The w.....
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Dandelion being Pollinated by a Bee

Dandelion Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

Posted: May 12, 2015

Weeds. The bane of a gardener’s existence. Well, many gardeners that is. Not all “weeds” are bad though. What is a weed? A plant whose virtues remain undiscovered. – Ralph Waldo Emerson .....
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Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

Posted: April 14, 2015

Sweet potato hummus…mmmmm…now doesn’t that sound wonderful? First things first, let’s talk about sweet potatoes. Other than being delicious, they are incredibly nutritious! This tuberous root is high in beta carotene (very high), vitamins A, C, E, K, folate, niacin, ribofla.....
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Horseradish Three Ways

How to prepare horseradish and make horseradish sauce!

Posted: April 1, 2015

We all know that a small spoonful of horseradish can clean out your sinuses, but its beneficial qualities go WAY beyond that! Here are a few things I bet you didn’t know about horseradish… Every part of the horseradish plant is useable…roots AND leaves! Its medi.....
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Wildflower Seed Bombs waiting to germinate

How to Make Seed Bombs

Posted: March 19, 2015

Why You Should Keep Seed Bombs In Your Pocket Seed bombs are a ton of fun. To make, to give as presents, and most of all to throw and see the fruits (or flowers) of your labor. They’re relatively cheap to make, all natural, and you can cover a large area of neglected land or a hard to access area very quickly. You may not notice them, those empty, boring, vacant lots you drive by all the time. It’s no wonder you don’t notice them either, there’s nothing to notice! Star.....
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Baked Potato Soup recipe

Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Posted: March 17, 2015

It’s St. Patrick’s Day; and around here at Sow True Seed that means one thing…it’s POTATO PLANTING SEASON!!!! In case you missed the memo, potatoes are awesome!  They can be baked, fried, roasted, mashed, or even eaten raw.  Potatoes are also a healthy, low-calorie (although not in this recipe!), high-fiber food.  They are a good source of vitamins B6 & C, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, and also contain a variety of phytonutrients. The recip.....
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Regular Salad vs Breakfast Salad

Garden Breakfast Salad Recipe

Posted: February 25, 2015

  What?!  Did you say breakfast salad? Yes. I indeed said breakfast salad. And it is awesome. I’m not usually big on salads in the winter. I’d rather have soup. If you’ve read my recent vegetable soup blog, you would remember…I love soup. Like, borderline obsession. Anyway, I .....
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