How to Grow Pea Shoots

How to Grow Pea Shoots

What you'll learn: Step by step, how to grow pea shoots What you MUST do to prevent dangerous contamination Why coconut coir, seedlings pads do not work for pea shoots Recipe for simple pea shoots stir fry We love growing microgreens! They are not only highly...

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Home Grown Star Anise

Home Grown Star Anise

A lovely reader sent a package of his homegrown star anise spice. Have you ever used star anise before? Normally, when I buy them at the Asian market, they look like they've been picked through - none of the "stars" even resemble stars. Upon opening the bag, there is...

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Grow: Aquaponic Strawberry Runners

Grow: Aquaponic Strawberry Runners

This is just a quick fun little "how to" post on how we are propagating strawberry runners in our aquaponics garden. This method will also work well in a hydroponic system as well. Surprisingly simple, effective and inexpensive method makes quick work of expanding...

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Grow: Harvest Grow Bags Review

Grow: Harvest Grow Bags Review

I will be upfront about this, Architec Housewares reached out to us with information about their Homegrown Gourmet product line. I was immediately interested as one of their first lines read "It's the first of its kind to offer home growers all the tools they need to...

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Grow: Aquaponincs, what to do when disaster strikes

Grow: Aquaponincs, what to do when disaster strikes

Now I will admit I am a lazy gardener. If there is an easier, simpler way of growing my own food then I will try it. The ease of an Aquaponics garden is one of the things that appealed to me. Once an aquaponic garden is set and running, for the most part it is really...

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Aquaponics Sweet Potatoes Update

Aquaponics Sweet Potatoes Update

Harvest Time! We have been diligently watering our potatoes in a barrel daily, and patiently waiting till it was time to harvest. From what I gather you are supposed to wait till the leaves turn yellow and then harvest. Seems our plants want to keep on growing. They...

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Grow: Foolproof Hydroponic Gardening in a Tub

Grow: Foolproof Hydroponic Gardening in a Tub

If you think hydroponic gardening is difficult or expensive - you're wrong! A simple tub (or even a milk jug) and a handful of easy-to-find (and cheap) products and you can hack yourself a hydroponics garden. I wanted to title this post "The Easiest Hydroponics Ever"...

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Grow: Hydroponics and Aquaponics Update

Grow: Hydroponics and Aquaponics Update

Hello everyone! I've been "sustainable gardening" for over a year now -- with the aquaponics, hydroponics and microgreens. Some of our experiments are GREAT.... and some....well....let me just show you: Things That Worked Hydroponic Sweet Potatoes (in a barrel) From...

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Mystery Killer Caught on Camera

Mystery Killer Caught on Camera

Our 5-acre homestead is situated perfect for isolation. To our left is a another 5-acre field that's empty - and beyond that our neighbors have 10 beautiful acres. Behind us is a 40 acre preserve - sort of like a rat's nest of thick prickly pokey Florida bush, palm...

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Grow: The Microgreens Mad Scientist

Grow: The Microgreens Mad Scientist

I'm so excited to share with you Scott's latest hobby - actually my FAVORITE hobby of his (the other being Single Malt Scotch - bleh). We've converted an entire room that's located right next to his greenhouse into his Mad Scientist Studio.  Here's Scott to tell you...

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Welcome to Grow!

Welcome to Grow!

I am excited to say we are adding a new section to Steamy Kitchen called Grow! OK, it's not really a new section, but rather a new sub section under our Homestead heading. It's focus will be on growing your own food. It's mission - to inspire you to grow something,...

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Our Aquaponic Potatoes In A Barrel Experiment

Our Aquaponic Potatoes In A Barrel Experiment

We're getting excited! Our primary growing season here in Florida is nearly upon us. We are hard at work prepping the raised beds, earthboxes, and updating the aquaponics system. We'll be sharing what we learned from phase 1 of our aquaponics in an upcoming post as...

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How we make compost in 3 days

How we make compost in 3 days

I'm almost as obsessed with compost as I am with food. Well, they are related, right? Living out here has taught our family how to conserve resources - like many non-city folk, we have our own well (and no, we don't have to churn buckets down a deep hole - it's a...

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