Greenhouses have evolved throughout the course of history. At it’s most basic level, greenhouses were created with the idea in mind that gardening could be done throughout the year and not always have to be restricted by the weather and climate of a region. Some greenhouses primarily aim to serve a utilitarian purpose – that is, they are not meant to look pretty, but they get the job done right. Others, like the Palace of Versailles greenhouse in France, is a stunning 500 feet long, 42 feet wide, and 700 feet high piece of stunning architecture. Whether you are looking to significantly invest into having the perfect aesthetic piece to compliment an outdoor garden, or would prefer creating a very cost effective mini-greenhouse by repurposing old salad containers, or just need a simple 101 course of the purpose of a greenhouse: look no further.
One thing we love to do here at Plant-Smart Living is step outside into our organic vegetable garden to pick the vegetables we are going to prepare. Today, red beets are on the menu and we are planning to show you how you can prepare them in an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. We are currently using the Instant Pot DUO60 model, but the suggestions provided here may be transferable to other models of Instant Pot cookers, as well as other brands of pressure cookers. If you have not yet purchased this appliance, we would suggest you check out our pressure cooker review as we have found an Instant Pot to provide us with quick access to more diversity in our whole foods, plant-based diet.
This is just a little video I put together showing an unexpected snowfall at my home and garden in early April, 2016. The weather has certainly been unpredictable this winter and spring.