Wait a minute.... Yes, that recycled spray bottle says "insecticide"
And the soap bottle says, "naturally derived ~ plant-based ~ non-toxic"
Why would I put anything else on the food that is meant for my body?
Thank you @puracy for a wonderful product! You haven't approved this use of your dish soap, but I'm telling you, IT WORKS! 💛 💚
A little squirt of dish soap to a whole spray bottle of distilled water.
I used it very sparingly at first, but after noticing no negative reaction from the kale and pepper plants.... I literally soaked every leaf, front and back.
>> I have used this mixture for 2 weeks, with multiple sprayings. My plants are happy and insect free! 💛 💚
~~~~~~~~Borage ~~~~~~~~ Gently pluck a hand full of these bright blue flowers and proceed to eat them all at once. You'll taste a slight sweetness and a hint of cucumber 🥒. ☄Why do I always grow borage in my garden? Well, the bees 🐝 love it and so do I! The flowers do well if moved immediately into a fridge and add a beautiful extra touch of colour to any meal but I never manage to make it any farther than eating them fresh from the plant. They're too delicious! ☄We have self seeded borage in the garden that's been flowering for months and more plants I started from seeds I had saved years prior from my community garden beds. This means when the older self seeded plants stop flowering the younger ones will just be starting to bloom! ☄Collecting seeds from this type of plant is not necessarily easy. The stalk has quite sharp hairs covering it and even the seedheads tend to be a little prickly. They do produce a large amount of seeds over the course of many weeks, but getting the timing right is tricky. This is because as soon as the seeds ripen they fall to the ground. This year though I was lucky! ☄The volunteer plants are situated right on the edge of our patio and hang over the concrete so all i have to do is every week or so go outside and lift up the fallen stalks and take a look around. This was just one days harvest! Usually I'm able to find a couple seeds still in their pods, but this process has multiplied my seed stores by so much! ☄If you have borage growing at home and want to save their seeds try putting down some cardboard or a small towel underneath your plants and wait a week to see if you caught any!
I Spy🕵🏻♀️ Cauliflower!!! 🙌🙌🌱🌱☀️ #superfoods#freshisbest#homesteadingmyway#organicgardening#cauliflowereverything ................ .............................. Benefits..✅❤️🧡 Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables!!!!! 🙏 Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, and may boost both your heart and brain health 💥🧠❤️ Eating cauliflower will provide your body with impressive amounts of vitamin C, vitamin k, beta-carotene, and much more while supporting healthy digestion and detoxification ................ ........ #f4_ocr 🏃🏻♂️🏃🏼♀️🏅🏋️♀️ Get you some!!!! #getinmybelly#getyousome#growyourownfood 🌟🕵🏻♀️🤙✌🏻
All our flower seedlings have been planted. 🌱 It feels good to have finished the hardest part. From now on it's just a lot of deadheading and watering. And catching slugs. And weeding. And staking. In gardening the hard work is never really finished. 😂
#harvest now time to process these goodies and make some dinner too! I'm kinda tall but not a big girl so carrying this back to the house was a challenge lol! My #rooapron helped though because I had to drag the hose back and carry my beetle drowning bucket😂 Thank goodness the husband is scared of my jungle garden or there would be some blackmail photos for sure.
Admiring the garden today. Never did I think gardening would become my passion. None of this would be possible without my dad who’s been behind it the whole time. 👷🏻♂️👩🏻🌾 Whether it’s putting in a new bed or creating the perfect soil blend etc- he builds it and does the work. I do the green work (planting, watering, fertilization etc) 😊 now we just sit back and watch the rain fall. 🌦
Sometimes you capture a photo and look back at it and think wow. I haven't done too bad with my parenting. I have taught her to appreciate nature, to find something special that connects you to the earth and to respect Mother Nature for all she is.
I look at this photo with a lot of emotion. It represents our future, and it makes me proud that I am raising a daughter that loves nature as much as I do. I know that what I teach her now, is instrumental to her future and the generations which will follow.
She has it all in her arms. She will protect it and preserve it and she will lead her generation as they work to reduce the human footprint on this earth.
Very proud mumma moment. 😍🌱
This is my first time planting a garden, and I let my zucchini plant get just a little out of control...that’s my zucchini plant spilling over the side. 😯 (In fact, lots of lessons learned...I definitely need to space everything out a bit more!) My monster zucchini plant gave me these giant zucchinis (yes, those are enormous zucchinis, not miniature tomatoes), which I’m going to use to make some zoodles for dinner tonight! Planning on adding some chicken and pesto sauce, along with slices of these freshly picked tomatoes. If you’ve never tried tomatoes picked straight from a garden, put it on your “to do” list!! Because they can be picked at the optimal level of ripeness (since they don’t have to travel all the way to your grocery store), they taste absolutely AMAZING. 🍅 If you’re growing veggies in your own garden and have some tips for us beginners, please share in the comments below!
Lunch! Roasted and pickled home grown beets and banana peppers, avocado, goat cheese, nuts and baby lettuce topped with balsamic/shallot dressing. I would never have made this if I hadn’t grown them myself. And now I’m obsessed! So good!! #organicgardening#itswhatsforlunch
Anyone use fresh, organic cilantro, parsley, oregano and mint in your recipes? I have more than i can consume. Please let me know if you want some. I can deliver if you are not too far. I'd like to see them being used 😄😄 * It's hot outside. Put fresh mint leaves in your homemade juice or cold water!
We love seeing what other people are eating from the earth. Tag your home grown or foraged goodies with #forageandharvest to share or follow the hashtag to see what others in the community are up to.
Todays feature is from @our.wonderful.little.life who says: "Today’s harvest 🌱🥕 We don’t have oodles currently, no thanks to the possums and fact that all my summer crops have now finished. But still plenty of lettuce, herbs, onions, carrots and peas... except Isla has eaten a dozen peas today before they even made it into the basket! 😬
Thanks for sharing via #forageandharvest !