A Back Yard Farm


Blog Archive for January 2016

Taking Advantage of Winter

by Reid.

For some of us, when we look outside at the snow and ice, our thoughts drift toward wishing we lived in a warmer climate where the gardening never ended. I sometimes find myself in this boat. I remind myself though to take this respite to plan for...

Time to Start peppers

by Reid.

Begin preparing now to pick a peck of pretty peppers.  Most of the fruits in the Capsicum annum genus start out as green, but with enough time change to red, orange yellow, violet/purple, and even striped variations of different colors.  In order to achieve colors other than green, seeds must be started now so when they go into the garden, they have time to reach full maturity.

Eggplant Spread

by Rebecca.

• 2 medium eggplants
• 1-2 adobo chiles, depending on how hot you want your dip
• 2 Tbsp olive oil
• 1 small onion, thinly sliced
• 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
• 3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
• 1 cup cilantro chopped (optional)
• 1 tsp salt