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  • Strawberry Basil Lemonade

    Try this fresh from your garden twist on a summertime favorite. Add fresh Strawberries and Basil to your favorite Lemonade recipe for a sweet and refreshing drink.   Ingredients 2 Cups fresh Strawberries (stems removed and chopped coarsely) 1 Cup fresh Sweet Basil leaves 1 Cup freshly squeezed Lemon juice 8 Cups Water 2 tbsp granulated sugar   Instructions First [...] Read Full Article
  • Benefits of Growing Berries

  • Plant a Strawberry Jar

    Full Sun Project You can enjoy scrumptious strawberries at home in any size yard by growing them in containers. A strawberry jar is an especially fun way to grow strawberries. Strawberry jars have holes on the sides of the pot for plants in addition to the top. Start by pouring potting soil into [...] Read Full Article
  • Homegrown Superfoods for Heart Health

    Do you know that some of the best foods for healthy hearts are easily grown right in your own backyard? That’s right, to prevent heart problems, plant and enjoy fruits and vegetables that are rich in nutrients, fiber, antioxidants and healthy fat.  Here are the top 10 homegrown fruit and veggie [...] Read Full Article
  • 5 Herbs for Summer Kitchen Gardens

    Five Fresh Herb Standouts Fresh herbs are a home foodie’s staple. Here are the top five for summer.  Basil Of course you’ll want fresh basil to accompany those backyard tomatoes. Italian large leaf basil is the classic, all-purpose variety. But there are lemon, lime, purple (slight anise tones), Greek (spicy), Thai (anise and [...] Read Full Article
  • Top 5 Homegrown Fruits and Veggies to Prevent Diabetes

    Homeowners most often grow fruits and vegetables at home so they can enjoy the old-fashioned “fresh from the farm” flavor. However, there are other advantages, too. Many of the most popular home-grown edibles have wonderful health benefits. Here are five easy-to-grow favorites that help prevent the debilitating effects of diabetes. Beans  These [...] Read Full Article
  • Top Veggies for Summer Kitchen Gardens

    Lots of Choices There are lots of warm-season vegetable choices. Tomatoes, beans, squashes, cucumbers, peppers, corn, onions, eggplants, and artichokes top the list.    Not sure how to narrow things down? Run your favorites though these considerations: Grow what you like to eat. Just because everyone else grows squash doesn’t mean you need to. Grow [...] Read Full Article
  • 5 Favorite Fruit Trees for California

    Growing your own Backyard Orchard can be quite the fruitful endeavor and it's easier than you might think. If you're just getting started plant these five fruit trees. They are the most popular, hardy, and easy to grow. Persimmon ‘Fuju’ Tolerates many types of soils, but good drainage is a must Rarely bothered [...] Read Full Article
  • Fresh Blueberry Pie

    Blueberries are full of antioxidants and taste great by the handful. Enjoying your blueberries is as easy as pie. Baking this delicious pie will fill your home with sweet-smelling berries and impress your friends and family. This is a perfect pie for the summertime and tastes great when served warm or [...] Read Full Article
  • Blueberry Recipes

    Here are a couple recipes that would be a great with your fresh blueberries from your garden! Also learn more with our Blueberry Plant Guide and How-to video    Read Full Article
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