Recipes

Enjoy recipes created with ingredients you can grow at home!
The Perfect Smoothie

The Perfect Smoothie

The Perfect Smoothie (4:12) When creating a smoothie, it is important to take into consideration the five tastes and desired consistency to craft an enjoyable and nutritious beverage. Adding sweetness to the smoothie can be accomplished with an added banana or dates....

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Exploring Microgreens Aromas and Textures

Exploring Microgreens Aromas and Textures

Exploring Microgreens Aromas and Textures (5:36) Microgreens are a great way to add fresh herbs to a dish with their crunchy texture, vibrant color, and intense flavor. They are easy to grow and can be harvested quickly, staying fresh for long periods of time when...

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Cooking with Microgreens

Cooking with Microgreens

Cooking with Microgreens (3:34) Microgreens are an excellent way to add flavor and nutrition to any dish. It is important to take the flavor of each variety into consideration when adding to a dish, as some flavors may become lost during cooking. Radish microgreens...

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Nutritional Benefits of Microgreens

Nutritional Benefits of Microgreens

Nutritional Benefits of Microgreens (3:09) Microgreens are a type of vegetable or herb that is harvested at a very early growth stage, making them extremely nutrient-dense yet still retaining a high degree of their nutrient content even when cooked. This is a great...

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Grow, Harvest, & Store Microgreens

Grow, Harvest, & Store Microgreens

Grow, Harvest, & Store Microgreens (2:30) Microgreens have been gaining immense popularity lately as they contain a host of nutritional benefits. Growing them indoors is a snap and only needs a minimal amount of light and care. Despite these advantages,...

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Cooking With Pumpkins

Cooking With Pumpkins

Cooking With Pumpkins (2:18) These key takeaways provide four inventive ways to enjoy pumpkins. To start with, a great snack is roasting pumpkin seeds with salt and dried herbs. For a warming and flavorful soup, sauté the pumpkin before adding it to the ingredients....

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Fresh Herbs vs Dried Herbs in our Dishes

Fresh Herbs vs Dried Herbs in our Dishes

Fresh Herbs vs Dried Herbs in our Dishes (3:36) Roasting is an easy and delicious way to enjoy vegetables and can be enhanced by incorporating olive oil, dry herbs, and spices. Roasting vegetables with these ingredients is sure to give a deep and delicious flavor. The...

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Philosophy Toward Healthy Eating for Holidays

Philosophy Toward Healthy Eating for Holidays

Philosophy Toward Healthy Eating for Holidays (2:51) Staying healthy during the holiday season can be tricky, but with some planning and self-kindness, it can be achieved. It’s important to recognize that not all days during the holiday season need to be unhealthy....

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March Workshop

March Workshop

We share our favorite tips for getting ready for the season, including organizing your supplies and planning your spring gardening season.

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April Workshop

April Workshop

Kaylee and Christy discuss tips and techniques to get the most out of any garden space, regardless of its size! Plus, learn how to make macrame plant hangers for your potted herbs and greens with these workshop replays!

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May Workshop

May Workshop

Watch a fun workshop full of culinary creations from the garden! We share recipes and ideas to dress up any dish or glass using your fresh herbs and greens! We also make an herb infused sugar – perfect for topping any drink!

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June Workshop

June Workshop

Rewatch a very special workshop as we discuss some very important garden visitors: pollinators and wildlife of all shapes and sizes! We discuss how to make our landscape more wildlife friendly along with how to safely deter the pests and wildlife we do not want in our garden! Plus, we make a bee waterer for our buzzing friends!

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July Workshop

July Workshop

Rewatch a very important workshop about our garden’s most important feature: the soil! We discuss the basics of soil biology and how it affects our plants. Mindy, from VermisTerra, will also join us as we discuss how, why, and when to feed your soil.

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August Workshop

August Workshop

Watch this month’s workshop replay about how it’s time to really start bringing in the garden harvests! Christy and Kaylee discuss tons of creative ways to preserve and use your harvest, including drying, canning, fermenting, and more! Plus, we make herbal kitchen wreaths – the perfect way to preserve those herbs to use in fall and winter!

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September Workshop

September Workshop

Have you always wanted to extend your harvest by growing in the fall? We’re here to help you do it! Get all your fall gardening questions answered and learn the basics of care for plants as the weather cools off.

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DIY Herb Wreath

DIY Herb Wreath

  If you are looking for a beautiful and creative space to dry your herbs, why not make a kitchen herb wreath? This wreath can hang in your kitchen and provide easy access to your fresh or dried herbs! It’s as beautiful as it is functional. Plus, it’s quick and...

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PlantedMD – Pumpkin Flowers Dying Back

PlantedMD – Pumpkin Flowers Dying Back

Question: I'm not sure if something is wrong with my pumpkin plant.  It seems to flower and then die back.  Have you seen this before?  What can I do to stop this?  Answer: What you are experiencing with your pumpkin flowers is completely normal! Squash/pumpkin...

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PlantedMD – Cabbage Worms

PlantedMD – Cabbage Worms

Identification & Lifecycle The imported cabbage worms are actually the larval stage of a butterfly or moth! And believe it or not, there are multiple varieties! Many people use the names "cabbage worms" and "cabbage loopers" interchangeably. However, they are...

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DIY Bee & Insect Waterer​

DIY Bee & Insect Waterer​

  This easy-to-make bee & insect waterer provides a water source for your buzzing friends! Adding a water source to your yard or garden is a great way to support pollinators and invite them to your garden. This project only takes a few minutes to make and it...

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PlantedMD – Earwigs

PlantedMD – Earwigs

Question: What do we do when we find an earwig in the plant?  Does the earwig eat pests?  Here is the answer: Earwigs are tricky members of our garden because they can be both friend and foe.  Earwigs are omnivores, meaning that they eat both plant...

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Simple DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

Simple DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Materials Needed Macrame cord: 10 yards Metal ring or key ring: 1-¼ inch Wooden beads (optional) Directions Follow along with the video for a hands-on demonstration of how to make your macrame plant hanger!

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Why Grow Microgreens

Why Grow Microgreens

We love to grow microgreens at Planted Places because those babies are packed with nutrition and pretty to look at. Plus, growing your own microgreens is hands-down the easiest way to get into growing your own food. Grow Microgreens All Year Long You can grow them...

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PlantedMD – Bolting in Winter

PlantedMD – Bolting in Winter

My Tat Soi seems to be the only leafy green in the garden that is bolting right now (January). What’s weird is they were fairly young seedlings and hadn’t grown much. It’s almost like they were dormant and then went straight into bolting. Do you know why this happened and what I can do to avoid this?

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Ways to Get Back on Track With Your Gardening Goals

Ways to Get Back on Track With Your Gardening Goals

Throughout the year, it’s not uncommon to lose sight of some of our well-intentioned goals! Luckily, each day is a brand new chance for us to get back on track! If one of your goals for the new year is to get back on track with your garden, we’re here to help! Planted...

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PlantedMD – Wall Plants Have Powdery Mildew

PlantedMD – Wall Plants Have Powdery Mildew

I noticed some mildew on several of my new seedlings! We’ve been getting a lot of rain, but also, I think my gardener watered the plants without my knowledge. And because the drip is still programmed for twice a day, coupled with cooler temperatures, my plants are soggy. I’ve since turned off the drip system and moved the wall to a more sunny spot. Any other suggestions?

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How Gardening Can Support Your New Year Goals

How Gardening Can Support Your New Year Goals

Starting a garden may be on your list of things to do in 2022. But even if it’s not, you may want to consider including it in your goals! Why? Because gardening has some long-reaching benefits that can support your overall health and wellness!  So, whether you...

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The Root of the Problem: Understanding Root Rot

The Root of the Problem: Understanding Root Rot

What is root rot? Root rot (also called crown rot) is a term that is commonly used to describe a pathogen that attacks a plant’s root system. These pathogens cause a deterioration of the plant roots, which can happen slowly or quite quickly depending on the...

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Seasonal Eating Inspiration for Fall & Winter

I often wonder if our ancestors would laugh at us as we fumble along in the grocery store, wondering what is fresh and in season and what isn’t.   How did something so basic to the human race’s survival become so complicated? How did we become so...

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Ideal Microclimates for Fall & Winter

Ideal Microclimates for Fall & Winter

Did you know that you can give your plants an added advantage this fall and winter to help them thrive despite the colder weather? It’s true! And the best part is that it can be as simple as just moving them! What’s a Microclimate? Microclimates are small areas where...

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Time for a Fall Wall Clean-Up!

Time for a Fall Wall Clean-Up!

    After a long and busy summer, fall is the perfect time to give your potted plants and your Planted Wall some much-deserved love! Fall is an incredibly busy time of year on our homestead! We are harvesting and preserving food for winter, continuously...

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3 Evidence-Based Benefits of Vermicompost!

3 Evidence-Based Benefits of Vermicompost!

When it comes to gardening, it can sometimes be hard to decipher tested truths from old wives' tales. And while there is certainly value in knowledge that is passed down from generations of gardeners, it’s also vital to understand how and why things work the way they...

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Fall & Winter Pests to be on the Lookout For!

Fall & Winter Pests to be on the Lookout For!

Believe it or not, there are still pests lurking - even in the cooler weather! Sadly, not all pests disappear with the summer temperatures! Luckily, though, there are generally fewer pests out and about in the fall. Let’s take a look at some of the most common pests...

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Cold Crops

Cold Crops

How low can they go? As we approach the cooler seasons of the year, I get asked a lot of questions regarding just how cold is too cold for certain plants! So, let’s break it down! What is a “Cold Crop”? Many plants are labeled as “cold hardy”, including a lot of our...

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How Low Can They Go?

How Low Can They Go?

As we approach the cooler seasons of the year, I get asked a lot of questions regarding just how cold is too cold for certain plants! So, let’s break it down! What is a “Cold Crop”? Many plants are labeled as “cold hardy”, including a lot of our favorite greens! So,...

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Fall is for Soil Care!

Fall is for Soil Care!

If there’s one bit of garden wisdom that I try to impart on my garden clients, it’s that fall is the time to focus on soil! So, whether you have a traditional garden, raised beds or just a container garden, soil care should always be a top priority in fall. Why is...

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Walk Through of Walls – What to Replace

Walk Through of Walls – What to Replace

Walk Through of Walls - What to Replace This video outlines the necessary steps to effectively maintain and care for your Planted Wall vertical garden in order to ensure maximum growth and harvest. It's recommended to replace root balls with fresh soil and amendments...

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What to Expect from Herbs & Greens During Fall

What to Expect from Herbs & Greens During Fall

Last week, we talked about what to expect from your peppers and tomatoes during fall. This week, let’s take a look at the rest of the plants in our pots and Planted Walls, including herbs and greens! Basil:Basil, including Tulsi basil (aka Holy Basil), is grown as a...

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What to Expect from Tomatoes & Peppers During Fall

What to Expect from Tomatoes & Peppers During Fall

Now that you have a beautiful harvest of garden-fresh tomatoes, let’s talk about the best ways to store them. Properly storing your tomatoes will allow you to get the most out of your harvest! Storing Ripe Tomatoes The best way to store your ripe, whole tomatoes is to...

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Storing Homegrown Tomatoes

Storing Homegrown Tomatoes

Now that you have a beautiful harvest of garden-fresh tomatoes, let’s talk about the best ways to store them. Properly storing your tomatoes will allow you to get the most out of your harvest! Storing Ripe Tomatoes The best way to store your ripe, whole tomatoes is to...

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Why we should all be gardening this fall!

Why we should all be gardening this fall!

Fall usually isn’t the season that comes to mind when most people think of gardening. However, fall is an AMAZING time to dive into gardening or to continue your established garden!If you live in an area with a mild climate, you may even be able to grow all winter...

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Pollinators – Necessary or Not?

Pollinators – Necessary or Not?

I’ve had my Planted Wall for 2 weeks now and it is getting to the stage where it’s really starting to fill in and “pop”! I’ve been lightly harvesting from it, but I know that within another week, there will be lots of greens and herbs ready! Fresh homegrown food...

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PlantedMD – Overwatering Issues

PlantedMD – Overwatering Issues

Coming back from vacation! Went through and inspected the plants. It looks like my soil is very wet. I noticed something weird on the soil, what is that? Also, what’s this on my hot and spicy oregano?

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Creative Ways to Use Up Those Greens

Creative Ways to Use Up Those Greens

I’ve had my Planted Wall for 2 weeks now and it is getting to the stage where it’s really starting to fill in and “pop”! I’ve been lightly harvesting from it, but I know that within another week, there will be lots of greens and herbs ready! Fresh homegrown food...

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What color is your thumb?

What color is your thumb?

“I’ll never be a gardener. I just have no interest in it and I kill everything I grow. I definitely have a black thumb” You know who said that? I did. Yup, over a decade ago, if you had asked me, I would have adamantly sworn that I was not talented enough to be a...

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