Eat Your Colors | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

  Eat Your Vegetables!   Growing up I was always told to “eat your carrots” and “eat your peas.” Little did I know that the benefits of eating color was so nutritional and was an important component to good health. One time, my brother ate so many carrots, his skin even turned orange. Maybe too much of something, isn’t so good after all? Well, one thing I do know to be true, is these lovely fruit and vegetables have powerful…

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My Garden After 1 Month of Planting15

Today I thought I would share with you all my garden after 1 month of planting. Many feel it is hard to grow your own food, but it is not.  Lets take a look at a few things I am growing in my garden. Note, I have yet to plant my warm weather crops, it is just now warming up here in Wisconsin.   Look at this picture below.  I call this my seed garden.  Everything in this bed was…

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How To Thin Out Seedlings In Your Garden For A Healthier Plant | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com

Introducing Our New Website! Hey everyone!  I am super excited to share with you all something I have been working on for months now.  It’s a new website, Growing Real Food, that focuses on a step by step approach to growing real food.   This website is for beginners to advanced gardeners, we have something for everyone! We take you through the planning stages right on through to the harvesting stages. We even have an advanced section of our website…

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How To Start Your Seeds In Eggshells | Wholelifestylenutrition.com

Will Spring Ever Arrive?   I can tell that March has arrived.  I have that desire to get out into the yard and start working in my gardens…..also known as Spring Fever.   Here in Southeastern Wisconsin the weather is not cooperating.  This year we have been hit with one snow storm after another.  At this time last year the temperatures were already in the 70′s.  Now, we still have well over a foot of snow on the ground as…

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Breaking Into Spring

  Who’s Ready For Spring?   It’s about that time ladies and gentlemen! Springtime, that is! So what are your plans for spring? Are you the kind who breaks out their cleaning supplies for “spring cleaning”? Do you prep your gardens for beautiful flowers, fruit and veggies? Are you going to be digging through and gathering your seasonal recipes to get ready to cook and bake with fresh produce?   If you’re like me, I’d like to do a little bit of it…

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  Wow, a gardening season has come and gone!  What a great year this has been for many gardeners.  We had a very long spring that wasn’t to wet and a nice and hot summer.  This is the first year that my peppers have done amazing!  In Wisconsin, I often think that it just isn’t hot enough for my pepper plants, but this year I had so many peppers!  I see stuffed peppers in my meal plan all winter long…

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  Many people make some critical mistakes before they even start gardening!  Do not underestimate how important it is to plan out your gardens site.  There is so much information to consider.  Does your site have enough light, is it easily accessible, is it near a water source…the list goes on.   So here are 3 quick steps to follow when you are in the planning stages of starting a garden. 1. Pick your site It is time to start…

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Ok, so I am a day late with this post…but yesterday I was out on a Family Friendly Friday Adventure and I would love to share it with you all!  I am always looking for fun ways to educate my kids about nature, gardening, health and travel!  The other day my girls and I were at the library getting some summer reading books and I was sitting next to this nice grandfather that let me in on a little hidden…

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For many years now I have been growing my own organic tomatoes!  When I first started growing tomatoes I quickly noticed that there were a ton of varieties and that some varieties did better than others.   I seemed to have better luck with certain varieties like bush tomatoes and Roma tomatoes but had no luck with others that were heirloom tomatoes, Beefmaster or Brandywine varieties.  What was I doing wrong?  Why was it that I couldn’t get these varieties…

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The other day I did a post on our Top Five Food Related Post and today I wanted to share with you our Top Five Gardening Post!  I have put a strong focus on improving my gardening section of my website this year and I have been very pleased by all the traffic I have been getting from my gardening post.  Many of you already know that I love to garden and I find it so rewarding to grow your…

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