We finally made it through the desert summer here in Phoenix. The temps are starting to slowly cool down which means it is time to get planting. This is the best time to start most of your cool-season crops here in the valley. We created this detailed September Garden Calendar for the Low Desert as your fall planting reference guide. There are so many crops you can plant this month and not enough garden space! New garden beds may be in our future.
Worm farming is on the rise. For about 8 years I operated a small worm from up in Washington State. For me, it was not a dream business that I was trying to pursue. If you had asked me a few years before, what I wanted to do for a living, that would never have crossed my mind. It just sort of happened. And I lOVED every moment of it! Now I will help you figure out how to start your own worm business from home. How I Got Started Selling Worms My love of gardening took me down a winding rabbit hole of ways to create an organically rich…
Moringa is one of our favorite trees to grow here in the desert. They are low maintenance, drought-tolerant, and a great source of vitamins and minerals. The entire tree is edible from its roots to its leaves, flowers, and pods. In this new post we are going to go over how to make your own Moringa Powder.
July in Phoenix is HOT HOT HOT! The temperatures have been regularly hovering over 105 degrees this month. So how does the hot weather affect the garden? See what we harvested in our backyard garden in July. I have to admit, July IS NOT my favorite time of year to be gardening here in phoenix. Unfortunately, we lost a few plants this month to both heat and pests. I will be the first to admit, this year has been a tough transition year for the garden. It is 2020 after all, and even the garden is not getting a break from the chaos this year. Sometimes you win, sometimes you…
One of the best parts about gardening is getting closer to nature. Not only do you learn about what plants you can grow in your garden, but you also start to notice the plants and weeds that grow in your area. A wise friend of mine once told me that a weed is just a plant in the wrong place. There are a variety of “weeds” that are useful in your kitchen as well as your medicine cabinet. Do you want to learn how to identify medicinal plants in your backyard?
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…
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.
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
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