Welcome to Daddy Pete’s Plant Pleaser, where our mission is to help you grow… We have created this portion of our website to help provide you with more insight into our products, which can help you grow healthy fruits and vegetables that will go from your garden to your kitchen. Once you grow your own healthy fruits and vegetables and bring them into your kitchen, we have provided some recipe options for bringing these home-grown items to your dinner table.
The Daddy Pete process begins with composting the manure from the cows on our dairy. We then take that composted manure and use it to make the mixes that will help grow your plants and your lawn. For the purpose of helping you grow your own garden, we will provide a list of fruits and vegetables that should be planted each month; the Daddy Pete’s product that should be used in planting them; and recipe options for preparing them.
So come on…jump into our website and indulge in our knowledge. Come discover gardening through the eyes of Daddy Pete’s. Our goal is to become more and more creative so that our creativity equals your increase.
December is a busy holiday month for most people, and it becomes hard to make time to sit down and plan a great Christmas feast for your family and friends. With work and church events and holiday parties, time for planning becomes lost in all of the busyness of the season. So to help you with some ideas for your main Christmas meal, we have provided some recipe options below that will allow you to use some of the items you planted and harvested during the year.
We start with Orange Cranberry Muffins for breakfast. Then for an appetizer to munch on before your main meal later in the day, we have a recipe for Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus. As the main meal-time approaches, we suggest an Autumn Apple and Spinach Salad with a Maple Vinaigrette, and a bowl of Corn Chowder soup to begin the festive meal. For the main course, we have provided a recipe for Prime Rib using some of your garden herbs; and then side dishes to accent your Prime Rib, such as Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots, Balsamic Garlic Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms, the Creamiest, Dreamiest Mashed Potatoes, and Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce. For dessert we have a recipe for the best Apple Crumb Pie ever. We have also included a recipe for Roasting Chestnuts as you relax with family and friends after dinner.
We don’t want to forget our gardening tips for December. If you weren’t able to spend time in your yard during the month of November, December is still a great month for pruning deciduous trees, planting spring bulbs, amending beds for spring planting, or refreshing raised beds. For these projects, we recommend using Daddy Pete’s Composted Cow Manure and Daddy Pete’s Planting Mix.
DECEMBER FEAST FRUITS/VEGETABLES/HERBS LIST
- Green Beans