Edible Gardening

Bulb Bargain: Fingerling Potatoes

If you’re looking to add some function to your small backyard garden or apartment patio, try some fingerling potatoes. These petite spuds do great in partial shade and don’t require much space to thrive. And when they’re grown, they can also make for a real quick and easy meal. They can be used as an...
Organic Sprouts 101

Organic Sprouts 101

What are sprouts? Sprouts are tiny immature plants grown without soil.  Alfalfa and sandwich booster mix make a wonderful addition to any sandwich or salad. We have other sprouts that make a great garnish to any entree, like crunchy bean mix and ancient eastern blend. Visit our sprouting seed page for more sprouts! Why grow sprouts? Growing...
Recipe Contest, 3rd Place Winners

Recipe Contest, 3rd Place Winners

Isn’t this great? I absolutely love talking about food. In fact, I think it’s probably one of my favorite topics of conversation (after plants, of course). Today, I am pleased to present to you the third place winners in each category! 3rd Place in Vegetable Category: Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa Salad with Homemade Honey Mustard...
Recipe Contest, 2nd Place Winners

Recipe Contest, 2nd Place Winners

I’m excited to share with you our second place winning recipes in each category today… 2nd Place in Vegetable Category: Grilled Irish Cheddar Waffle Sandwiches with Onion and Apple Relish  from Nicole Filizetti from Stevens Point, WI Ingredients6 T butter at room temperature, divided 1 tart apple, peeled and sliced 1/2 small red onion, slivered 1/4 tsp. thyme...
Bulb Bargain: Jersey Giant Asparagus

Bulb Bargain: Jersey Giant Asparagus

The spring planting season is in full swing! Therefore, I am continuing to feature one of my favorite spring planted items (bulbs, perennials, fruits or veggies) each week. This garden selection will then become Holland Bulb Farm’s Bulb Bargain for that one day ONLY. They’ll also be featuring a unique shipping deal each week with the bargain...
Bulb Bargain: Crimson Red Rhubarb

Bulb Bargain: Crimson Red Rhubarb

Believe it or not, the spring planting season is just around the corner (this is definitely harder for some of us to believe than others!). In order to help turn all of our thoughts ahead to the days when the snow will disappear and the ground will thaw — yes, it WILL happen! — I...
Third Place Winners!

Third Place Winners!

Isn’t this great? I absolutely love talking about food. In fact, I think it’s probably one of my favorite topics of conversation (after plants, of course). Today, I am pleased to present to you the third place winners in each category! 3rd Place in Vegetable Category: Simple Summer Salad from Cindi Hoag of Yates Center,...
And Second Place Goes To...

And Second Place Goes To…

I’m excited to share with you our second place winning recipes in each category today which include my personal two favorites from the taste test… 2nd Place in Vegetable Category: Thai Chicken Wraps from Nadine Smeltzer of St. Charles, Michigan This recipe is amazing for so many reasons: first of all, it’s hearty enough to...
And the Winners Are...

And the Winners Are…

Today marks the official end of our 2014 Homegrown Recipe Contest…and what a contest it was! We had recipes of all types, sizes, and styles submitted from a Baked Cheesy Pumpkin, to a Vegetable Meat Loaf, to Baked Fish Fillets with Asian Glazed Grapes! It is always so difficult to decide on the top 3...
Orzo: Like Rice but Pasta!

Orzo: Like Rice but Pasta!

Even though our 2014 Homegrown Recipe Contest has technically ended (the last day to submit recipes was Friday, February 28th), we’re far from done taste-testing! I figured if we were getting to reap the benefits of these wonderful submissions, than it would only be fair to continue to let you in on the fun, too....
Start the Morning Off Singing!

Start the Morning Off Singing!

Well, the day is finally here…the last day to enter the 2014 Homegrown Recipe Contest! We have once again received so many wonderful entries, my recipe box is now over-flowing at home! To celebrate the deadline for entering the contest, I thought I’d featured a recipe for a meal which we don’t often receive entries...
A Chance for your Herb Garden to Really Shine!

A Chance for your Herb Garden to Really Shine!

With only one day left to enter the 2014 Homegrown Recipe Contest, I figured it was time to share a recipe in which some of the most easy, most convenient, most fun to grow edible plants are featured — tomatoes and herbs! And lucky for me, I absolutely LOVE both 🙂 Today’s recipe was entered...