What to Grow In your Low Desert Garden In August
With the coming of the monsoon rains, August is an excellent time to start your fall garden. Not sure what to plant this month? Here is a list of what to grow in your low desert garden in August. Get Your This Months Printable Garden Guide * indicates required Email Address * VEGETABLES TO PLANT IN AUGUST: Plant these between August 1st & 30th: Beans (Snap Beans) Snap beans are a family favorite here in the Yardibles kitchen. These beans are easy to grow. Amend the soil with compost and plant the seeds about 8″ apart. Make sure to keep an eye out for cutworms, slugs, and snails if they…
How to Grow Broccoli Microgreens- Benefits & Nutrients
Who doesn't love the health benefits of broccoli? Now take what you know now about this incredible superfood, and multiply that by 40! That is the amount of nutrition you can get from eating broccoli microgreens. Find out how broccoli can help -decrease blood sugar for diabetics -ward off & fight cancer cells -benefits your cardiovascular health -it even assists with anti-aging! Check out the full post plus video guide on how you can grow broccoli microgreens at home.
How to Grow Microgreens at Home
Welcome to the first post in the series Yardibles guide to growing microgreens at home. Growing microgreens at home is simple if you have the right tools. With just a few simple steps you will learn how to grow microgreens at home. Step 1: Choose your Trays Step 2: Disinfect Step 3: Prepare the Trays Step 4: Sowing Seeds Step 5 Growing, Harvesting & Storage
What are Microgreens
The middle of July is upon us here in Phoenix. Today's high will be over 112 outside the city. When it is too hot to grow greens outdoors, we turn to Microgreens to fill in the gap. What are microgreens? Follow us on our journey of growing an indoor micro-garden of microgreens. Find out How to Grow & Harvest Microgreens.
We all know how easy it is to add superfoods to our everyday meals. Here are a few microgreen recipes that will have you coming back for more. Chickpea & Pea Shoot Salad Zucchini Avocado Salad Grilled Salmon Burgers
What did we grow in our small backyard garden in June?
June was a fairly productive month here in the Yardibles urban garden. Our Anna Apples were ready to harvest this month as well as squash, tomatillos, tomatoes, and other yummy veggies. Here is a breakdown of what we grew in our small backyard garden in June. What we harvested this month in our small urban garden: This month includes the entire Apple & Grape harvests from the garden. This is the second year our Anna Apple has produced and was the largest harvest so far. The Red Flame Grapes did well this season as well. We harvested 6.57 pounds from one vine plus the ones we left to feed the…
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Tomatillo season is here. One of our favorite recipes for using up bumper crops of Tomatillos is Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde. This recipe is so easy to make with just a few fresh ingredients. Growing Tomatillos When I first started growing tomatillos, I had a heck of a time getting the seeds to sprout. I have heard this from a few other people over the years. Last summer, I finally had a successful plant. I harvest most of the tomatillos but did not get to all of them picked last year, so they fell to the ground. These tomatillos composted in place and, and this year I had a HUGE…
8 Delicious ways to use Cantaloupe, Summer Recipe Ideas
Cantaloupe is so easy to grow here in Arizona. If you are a cantaloupe lover and need a few more ways to use them up, here are 8 delicious ways to use cantaloupe this summer. Related Post: How to Grow Cantaloupe Everything you need to know to grow Cantaloupe this season. 8 Delicious ways to use Cantaloupe: Recipes Here are some wonderfully tasty recipe ideas for using up your cantaloupe. Let me know which ones become your favorite Cantaloupe recipe: 1. Watermelon & Cantaloupe Skewers 2. Melon & Mozzarella Salad with Prosciutto 3. Blueberry Cantaloupe Salad 4. Cantaloupe Gazpacho with Blueberry and Basil 5. Heirloom Tomato and Cantaloupe Melon Salad…
Battling Squash Bugs In The Garden Organically
Squash bugs just make me want to squish them. They have taken over a few of my squash plants this year and it has been an uphill daily battle to keep them under control. Battling squash bugs in the garden organically is no easy feat but this year, I am determined to win. What Is A Squash Bug? Squash bugs are small hard shelled flying insects that live under fallen leaves, wood and other debris in your garden. Adult squash bugs are about 1/2 inch long with a flat grey or brown back. While the nymphs, or juvenile bugs are often light grey with black legs. And those buggers are…