Here are 5 simple and dirt-cheap homemade produce washes to help you keep the chemicals off your food (and also an easy guide to help you).... Read More
By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer I love flowers. But if I try to stick to a budget when gardening, I’d rather focus my spending on vegetables that will feed my family instead of flowers. To stretch my flower gardening budget,... Read More
By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Being in my garden is one of my favorite things to do. I love the smell of fresh dirt and feeling the mist from the water hose as I spray my vegetables on a hot... Read More
By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I don't dream of owning my own land. The very thought of tilling, sowing, and managing a large plot of land makes me hyperventilate. Throw in the idea of milking cows and herding pigs,... Read More
photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer If you are someone who has always believed you've got a brown thumb, I'd encourage you to try your hand at growing fresh mint. Mint is a prolific grower and therefore it is hard... Read More
By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Now that the days are starting to get longer and the air is starting to get warmer, I'm itching to get outside and garden. Since I live in Colorado, I still have several weeks before... Read More
This post was originally published in March of 2011, but we're sharing it today because it's gardening season once again! Use these tips to plan your own garden and discover how fun and easy it can be to grow your... Read More
By Jami Balmet, Contributing Writer In these rainy cold months of being stuck indoors all the time, I start to get in a slump. I get the winter blues and long for the days of bright flowers and sweet springtime... Read More
By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I am not a gardener. I feel that in order to gain that title, one must successfully keep a plant alive for more than a month. Ahem. It’s, uh, on my bucket list... If grocery... Read More
By Diana, Contributing Writer A great kitchen garden begins with herbs. Fresh herbs add flavor and freshness to a dish – they add color and vibrance. Fresh herbs can turn the ordinary into something spectacular - like this eggplant bechamel. Besides... Read More
By Diana, Contributing Writer This post was intended to be all about spring gardening - spring vegetables that children love to grow, which vegetables will produce the most for your family, which types you can grow in containers, etc... However, my... Read More
By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I am so excited that spring is finally here! In the last few weeks, my kids have been obsessed with playing outside and have spent several hours out each day. We're lucky to have a... Read More
By Diana, Contributing Writer I'm always so excited to share a bit about my passions here at Keeper of the Home. Recently, I've enjoyed sharing a couple of posts on budgeting in real food and cooking with seasonal vegetables that both... Read More
About 5 years ago, I first stumbled upon the "homegrown revolution" and the idea that it was not only possible, but liberating to be able to grow one's own food. From that first spark, my backyard gardening attempts have continually... Read More
Ever wondered what to do with bell peppers (especially when you have them in abundance)? Here’s a guide with easy tips, recipes, and ways to use them up.... Read More
Written by Stacy Myers, Guest Writer I’m a country girl, born and raised on a farm in Virginia. My parents are excellent at growing a garden. I never remember a summer without having something to preserve, even if it was... Read More
Written by Diana, Contributing Writer By now, many people have their gardens well underway. Lettuces and spinach have been growing in abundance while plump roots of carrots and beets are being un-earthed. The rising heat is nudging us that Spring... Read More
I can hardly believe that fall is upon us already, but the beautiful crimson leaves outside my window attest to the fact that it's true. I am always sad to see the summer go, especially since we had such a... Read More
Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Last time we talked about how to harvest your herbs - now that you've harvested them, what are you going to do with them? Here are my favorite ways to preserve herbs for out-of-season... Read More
Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our weather may not be showing signs of Autumn, but our plants and gardens are certainly indicating it is time for harvesting! If you have been consistently using your herbs throughout the summer, you... Read More
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