About Idaho Home Grown

Are you interested in starting your own backyard vegetable garden and maybe even delve into preserving your crop for year long enjoyment/consumption?

My name is Carolyn and I am a wife and mother to 3 boys and 1 dog.  I’d characterize my family as “Modern Pioneers”.  We hunt, fish, gather seasonal morel mushrooms and berries.  With 3 growing boys and, I suppose, just our nature, it’s important to us to eat as healthfully and organically as our budget allows while maximizing our enjoyment of doing so.  My passion is inspire others to become more self-reliant, be more responsible about what they put into their bodies, and to actually ENJOY that food because home grown food TASTES BETTER.

I’d like to share my adventures in growing vegetables and starting a backyard vegetable garden.  I am not an expert.  I am not a greenthumb by any means and this is my 4th year in fumbling around with my own backyard vegetable garden. I know that starting from scratch seems overwhelming, but trust me, you can do this in baby steps like I did.  I am still trying to add finesse to my garden; it’s definitely far from perfect.

I invite you to come and join me growing vegetables in the garden, canning/ freezing/ dehyrdrating and, over time, maybe you will add something new to your repetoire?  Preserving your crop is easy with the right supplies and doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  Plus, the more you practice at any of this or all of it, the easier it becomes.


2 responses to “About Idaho Home Grown

  1. Curt Elton

    April 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    What a wonderful Idea! I rally like to here from you, If you need any rasberrys, strawberry, cive, or peach tree starts let me know. I haver more than I can use.

    • Idaho Home Grown

      April 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      Thanks for your support Curtis! I am still fine tuning my space in the garden as there is a huge boulder still residing in it! Please feel free to add any comments about fruit tree maintenance on the site! mine are too young to really worry about right now and I still don’t know how to approach them. That would help out tremendously. Sprays/timing/harvesting/etc..


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