Category: Resources

Rain Barrel Set-up Is Harder Than It Looks!

Rain Barrel Set-up Is Harder Than It Looks!

| March 16, 2016 | 2 Replies

Rain barrel set-up is harder than it looks, as witnessed in my latest Late Bloomer! With non-stop news about our big El Nino bringing winter rains this year, I thought it best to procure two more barrels. I set them up at the diagonal opposite of my house. Since they would be visible walking in […]

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Growing Winter Squash – Spaghetti & Pumpkin

Growing Winter Squash – Spaghetti & Pumpkin

| November 25, 2015 | 2 Replies

In Growing Winter Squash – Spaghetti & Pumpkin on “Late Bloomer,” I take you through my experience of growing heirloom Cinderella pumpkin (Rouges Vif d’Etampes) and spaghetti squash for the first time. In addition to the varieties of winter squash I grew in my garden (kabocha and cushaw are covered in Part 2), I got a few varieties from […]

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Grow Broomcorn for Making Brooms & Fall Decor

Grow Broomcorn for Making Brooms & Fall Decor

| October 22, 2015 | Reply

Grow Broomcorn for Making Brooms & Fall Decor – Follow my three-year adventure growing broomcorn, with the original intention of making my own broom. Tip: you have to grow more than one row to make a broom! With original music by Jon Pileggi. Give it a try! It’s fun and broomcorn makes a beautiful border even if you […]

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Go Out of Your Way – Home Depot

Go Out of Your Way – Home Depot

| October 21, 2015 | 2 Replies

Go out of your way. ~ As I was taking leave after my interview with Barefoot Farmer in the spring, he complimented me for making the trip to meet him. “There are two kinds of people in the world, those that go out of their way, and those that don’t,” I found myself saying. That’s something I’d […]

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On the Road: Farm to Table in Pinewood

On the Road: Farm to Table in Pinewood

| September 22, 2015 | 3 Replies

Files from the Road: Farm to Table in Pinewood, fourth in a series. This story begins with a lettuce-wrapped grass-fed-and-finished burger and homemade potato chips, and ends with a gluten-free hummus veggie pizza. I’ve written this before. When I go home to Tennessee, as I did last week, I ask myself, “What am I going […]

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Two 20-minute Farm Box Recipes

Two 20-minute Farm Box Recipes

| August 29, 2015 | Reply

I thought you might enjoy two 20-minute farm box recipes. If you follow Late Bloomer, you know that I am a 20-minute cook. Recipes that take longer and are complicated I leave to the professionals! So, I’m always interested in creating tasty, FAST, home-prepared meals on the Fridays I receive my farm box. There is […]

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Save Time and Money Regrowing Food

Save Time and Money Regrowing Food

| August 13, 2015 | Reply

Save time and money regrowing food. People tell me all the time they just don’t have the time (or the money) to start a garden. But, did you realize how many foods you can regrow from scraps? You can have quite a nifty little garden in your kitchen window if you save your scraps and […]

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Purchase Easy Seed Sprouter & Seeds!

Purchase Easy Seed Sprouter & Seeds!

| March 3, 2015 | Reply

Have fresh greens in winter with Easy Seed Sprouting! Are you aching to get in your garden, but the weather won’t let you? One way to have nutrition at your fingertips all year long is to sprout! I admit, I was intimidated by the idea of sprouting (well, I’m a late bloomer and lots of things […]

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A Great Resource Makes all the Difference

A Great Resource Makes all the Difference

| July 3, 2014 | Reply

A great resource makes all the difference. When you are a beginning gardener you can get overwhelmed with all there is to learn. (It’s like a film photographer learning Photoshop! You’ll never get it all, but try you must!) From seeds, sustainability and soil health to pests, diseases, flowers and fungi, there is SO much to […]

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Sprouting Seeds Simply

Sprouting Seeds Simply

| June 26, 2014 | 2 Replies

Sprouting seeds simply was the only way I knew I’d ever get into sprouting seeds. I walked into my local nursery last week for garden amendments and spotted a new display near the rack of Botanical Interests seeds. They have just added a Seed Sprouter to their product line. I stopped to look, and might have […]

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