Winter (especially here in the Northeast) can be a very overwhelming time to get sick… and unfortunately, it seems to be the most common time to get sick as well. We’ve put together a list of natural immunity boosters you can consume to stave off colds and the flu alike… the best course of action is always prevention!
It’s that time of year again! We’ve started our 2015 seed trials with pansies and tomatoes this year, with many more new and exciting seeds to come!
Get our tried and true seed starting mediums and pots here; get our seed starting tools here!
20 Row Seedling Flat
Seed Starting Tray
Black Gold Seedling Mix
Fiber Peat Flats
Jump Start Grow Light (4′)
Jump Start Grow Light (2′)
Seedling Heat Mat (Large)
Seedling Heat Mat (Small)
It’s that time of year again! You’ll see the blog and Facebook posts floating around about New Years Resolutions… well, have we got some for you! We’ve put together two lists… one for those gardeners who are just starting their gardening journey, and one for those who have been gardening for many years!
Autumn here in the Northern states is kind of a big deal. Not only do we enjoy the foliage turning a menagerie of flaming colors, we are also blessed with an abundance of one of America’s favorite fruits… apples! Homemade applesauce is a no-brainer around here.
This simple recipe, provided by our employee Lorrie, is easy enough to make with your children as a great weekend activity, or just to do for yourself as a quick preserving method!
Select a good mixture of apples with different textures and flavor ranges. This recipe does not call for a certain amount of apples, so only pick as many as you’d like to cook!
By the time November rolls around here in the North, our gardens have been cleared out, neatened up and prepped for a long winter rest. Something else you can do in preparation (or longing) for spring is to plant hard neck garlic bulbs before the ground freezes over. Hard neck garlic requires a “sleep” period of sorts after setting it’s roots in order to be able to produce in the spring.
There are many different methods for using the abundance of pumpkins and squash in your garden, just in time for winter. We’re thinking soups, sauces, toppings for meat dishes and much more…
Pinetree’s Co-Owner (and resident chef) Jef shared with us a simple and delectable recipe for a squash puree you’ll be eating straight out of the bowl!
One of the problems you may run into with growing your own food is simply having too much of it! You can only eat and give away so much, so an alternative is canning or preserving it! By canning your own fruits and veggies, you can save money and learn how to be almost completely self reliant concerning food.