Gardening Tips and Articles

  • Bake Crackly-Crusted Boules at Home

    Mar 7th 2020

    Bake Crackly-Crusted Boules at Home

    Boule is French for "ball". It is the simplest of bread shapes, but is also one of the most difficult to bake at home. But not anymore.Using the techniques laid-out so effectively by Ken Forkish, in h…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Organize Your Seed Stock!

    Feb 26th 2020

    Organize Your Seed Stock!

    We are putty in the hands of the seductive seed catalogs arriving weekly in our mailboxes. It is late winter in northern Minnesota. We cross the frozen landscape of our yard, past the gardens tucked u…

    Published by Peg Schultz

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  • The Secret to Our Growing Success

    Feb 21st 2020

    The Secret to Our Growing Success

    Besides using our bottom-watering planter and our LED grow light from Happy Leaf, our 3rd secret to an abundant winter tabletop garden is HYBRID-HYDROPONICS.The nutrient blend that we use is a winner.…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Best Toasting Bread-Ever

    Feb 3rd 2020

    Best Toasting Bread-Ever

    When we operated Turtle River Pasties, I would bake a bread, on the days I was not baking pasties, that developed quite a local following. We called it our Wild Rice Harvest Bread, and it made the bes…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • January Pesto

    Jan 29th 2020

    January Pesto

    Before we planted our Winter Tabletop garden, we would not have even considered a pesto dinner in January, unless, of course, we had frozen away pesto from our summer harvesrt of basil. We have done t…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • How I repaired our Junked Snowshoes

    Jan 19th 2020

    How I repaired our Junked Snowshoes

    About 5 or 6 years ago I found some snowshoes on clearance at the local Menards store. Now, I'm a frugal guy, but these looked to be some sturdy-looking snowshoes, so I bought 4 pairs-one for every me…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Easy Swedish Potato Sausage

    Jan 14th 2020

    Easy Swedish Potato Sausage

    This sausage has been part of the Christmas meals on my Swedish side forever. My German side had it too, but it had onions in it, and dad, although he was on the German side, did not eat onions, and p…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Harvesting Shoots- and uses for the stubble

    Dec 23rd 2019

    Harvesting Shoots- and uses for the stubble

    You planted your seeds, and tended your crop. Now, after 10 to 14 days, you have a bounty to harvest. Whether they are sunflower or pea shoots, the harvest method is basically the same.We use a serrat…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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  • Source your own Potting MIx

    Dec 12th 2019

    Source your own Potting MIx

    We sell replacement potting mix for our GardenStream microgreens planters, but we would rather see you buy your own, at your local store. By necessity, we have to charge for our time, and mosty for sh…

    Published by Mark Schultz

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