Edible Gardening
How to Grow Asparagus 101

How to Grow Asparagus 101

All About Harvesting Asparagus When I was a little kid I remember stopping on the side of the road with my dad to pick some wild asparagus. At the time I didn’t like asparagus or value the fact that we could pick asparagus for dinner from the side of the road. As I have aged...
Gardening with Potatoes 101

Gardening with Potatoes 101

(photo source: Chariot’s Run) Spring is here and it is the time of year to start planning and planting your vegetable garden! One of the most beloved vegetables you can plant is the potato! Potatoes are low in calories and fat, but also high in potassium, vitamins and minerals.  I suggest you incorporate some potatoes...

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....