Kitchen Garden Tour – My Potager Garden is Blooming!
Here’s Part 2 of my Kitchen Garden Tour. I’ve been rebuilding my kitchen garden (also known as a Potager garden) after our terrible winter storm, and everything is starting to come into bloom. I can’t wait to give you a tour!
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Catch Up on my Kitchen Garden Tour
In case you missed Part 1 of my Kitchen Garden Tour, be sure to watch the video below where I show you the plants I’m going to use to rebuild my Potager garden after our terrible Texas winter storm in February. You will be surprised how much has changed between parts 1 and 2 of my garden tour videos.
My Potager Garden is Blooming!
I am so excited to take you on the latest video tour of my Potager garden. What a difference from just a month ago! Everything is growing beautifully, including my:
- Sweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes
- Italian Plum Tomatoes
- String Beans
- Patty Pan Squash
- Pickling Cucumbers
- Hot Peppers
- French Breakfast Radish
- Edible Flowers
- And More!
Spring has sprung in the Texas Hill Country, and it is such a relief after the strong winter storms we suffered under back in February. Now, our temperatures range from a balmy and breezy 70°F to downright summer temps topping out at 90°F, but with plenty of dappled sun to protect my more tender plants. My Potager garden is loving this weather! And we have had some of the nicest and gentlest rains I can ever remember. Yes, my kitchen garden is loving this time of the year indeed!
Books to Create Your Kitchen Garden
If you are like me and you both like to read, garden, and cook, I have the Top 10 Best Gardening Books—many with garden fresh recipes—to help you start creating your own kitchen garden or Potager. And if you already have a kitchen garden, you’ll find some delightful surprises to add to your kitchen garden library.
Grow Medicinal Herbs in Your Garden
Is one of your health goals to make your own medicinal herbal remedies? You can certainly purchase dried herbs for this purpose, but you may find growing your own herbs to be more enjoyable and satisfying! If you don’t have a kitchen garden of your own, you can start with just a sunny windowsill. In the two videos below, I share with you My Top 15 (10+5) Essential Herbs that you can start growing now, so you can make herbal home remedies in no time.
Preserve Your Harvest with Water Bath Canning
Once you start growing your own vegetables, you may not be able to consume them all at once. What better way to stock your Prepper Pantry than by learning how to home can your harvest? I show you how to get started with the water bath canning process, which is the best way to learn about the canning process for the beginning home canner. I take you from start to finish with detailed step-by-step tutorials. You’ll be a confident water bath canner by the end of the process!
Ferment Your Harvest with Step-by-Step Videos
If you are like me and you’re devoted to making traditional nutrient-dense foods, check out the videos below where I show you how to make naturally fermented pickles and fermented salsa. You can use store-bought vegetables or the bounty from your own Potager garden. And like with all my videos (425 and counting!), I provide you with complete detailed step-by-step instructions so that you will be successful with your fermentations!
Pickle Your Harvest with Tutorial Videos
Think you don’t like beets? Try my pickled beets recipe, and I am confident you are going to find that you love beets! (My husband wasn’t keen on beets until he had the chance to enjoy my homemade pickled beets. Now he’s their biggest fan!)
In a hurry? I’ve got you covered with this quick pickle recipe that can be used to pickle basically any vegetable…in about 1 hour!
More Garden videos
Here are a few more garden videos to help you discover how easy it is to regrow your vegetable scraps and create a recurring harvest. I also give you a tour of the Potager garden that my son helped me build last year.
Kitchen Academy Videos
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In the following members-only video, I talk about Ten Staples for the Traditional Foods Kitchen.
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I look forward to having you join me in my Texas Hill Country Kitchen!Love,
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