gradi’s organic garden

Gradi’s Organic Garden: The Joys of Canning

Gradi’s Organic Garden: The Joys of Canning

Preserving foods has been practiced by cooks worldwide from the beginning of time. Whether storing food in clay jars, burying it, freezing or canning, the ability to save food has been essential to survival. As a part of my Mormon heritage (not something I choose to believe in, but can’t deny), we were taught the […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: How to Dry Homegrown Basil

Gradi’s Organic Garden: How to Dry Homegrown Basil

Utilizing herbs fresh from the garden is the ideal source for home cooks, however, during the colder months, many gardeners are unable to grow basil and must rely on preserving their precious herb. Readers of Ladybud Magazine are most likely familiar with the drying of cannabis, and basil can be saved in a very similar […]

Recipe: Rosemary-Infused Peach Jam

Recipe: Rosemary-Infused Peach Jam

Growing and canning your own food is a lot of work, but more than rewarding, especially when you can create a surprise recipe for someone special. Our garden (located in the Salt Lake valley, click here to link to Gradi’s Organic Garden) provided us when plenty of great herbs this season, with Rosemary getting huge […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Training with Twine

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Training with Twine

Gardening is possible in almost any spot, even small, urban spaces. One important method to use when gardening in a small space is trellising. Trellis can be purchased or made, given budget or creative restrictions. The trellis in this article was created out of necessity and NO budget. I wanted to grow something that I […]

Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Basil Gnocchi

Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Basil Gnocchi

Getting back to basics, whether it be by growing our own fruits and vegetables or exploring vintage family recipes, our family seems to have taken a step back in time. Following an illness and with a child in college, our family budget took a hit and we had to learn to pinch it back wherever […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Beautiful, Bountiful Basil

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Beautiful, Bountiful Basil

Gardening in climates such as Utah, part desert, part mountains, always changing, can be a challenge, to say the least. This article is based on a garden located in the Salt Lake valley at approximately 4,500 feet above sea level. Gradi’s Organic Garden is this writer’s small, urban garden my daughter and I have created […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Tomato Slings and Other Things

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Tomato Slings and Other Things

Originally, I thought to entitle this article something like “Grandma’s Garden Tips” but that might insinuate that I am a grandmother. Sadly, not yet, but not so sad as not every girl that lives in Utah needs to have been married for 10 years with at least 3 kids under her belt by her mid […]

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Crazy for Cucumbers

Gradi’s Organic Garden: Crazy for Cucumbers

 Summertime in our garden in the Salt Lake valley tends to be an ideal environment to grow a variety of Cucumis Sativus (the botanical name for cucumbers, a vegetable which thrives in USDA “Hardiness Zones” 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11 (our garden is a “5-B”). These warm season lovers enjoy full sun, […]

Recipe: Quick Fridge Pickles

Recipe: Quick Fridge Pickles

If Mother Nature is kind and you are lucky enough to grow some nice veggies this summer, especially cucumbers, cauliflower and carrots, exploring the world of pickling can offer a whole new appreciation of recipes and canning/preserving methods. This article will focus on this writers’ garden, Gradi’s Organic Garden, which features all organic fruits and […]