Little Gardens for Little Friends: 8 Safe Plants for Herbivore Pets

Animal companions such as rabbits, chinchillas, and degus (as well as guinea pigs and mice) enjoy fresh produce as much as we do. Consider growing some of these tasty treats to share with your little friends.

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Sowing Peas on St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that throughout the United Kingdom and parts of the USA, it's considered lucky to sow peas on St. Patrick's Day? In temperate areas, the ground has thawed enough by March 17th that peas can be planted, and sowing early will ensure a bountiful spring/early summer harvest.

Regrow These Vegetables in Your Kitchen

It's said that necessity is the mother of invention, but it's also incentive to do some research about which vegetables can be re-grown on a countertop. It's really quite startling to see just how much can be grown from leftover scraps: all you need is water, and a sunny spot to place the plants, and within a week or two you'll have a fresh batch of edibles to enjoy.

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FTW Kitchen: Springtime Violet Jelly Recipe

If you're already seeing signs of spring, do a bit of foraging and make one of the loveliest spring preserves imaginable: violet jelly.

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Winter Greens: Grow Mache in Zone 9b

Mache grows in loose, low rosettes and is also known as: lamb’s lettuce, corn salad, field salad, nut salad, and Rapunzel. It’s a cool-weather crop and in zone 9b doesn’t need winter protection.

Extend Your Growing Season into Winter with Cold Frames

You don't have to stop gardening just because winter is approaching. Learn how to keep growing food with cold frames!

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Bone Broth: A Nutrient-Dense, Healing Elixir

When consumed mindfully, savouring each sip and picturing it healing one's body, bone broth becomes more than just a nourishing drink. It helps one stay in the present moment, which is as good for one's emotional wellbeing as one's physical health.