March: What to Plant this Month

Welcome to Daddy Pete’s Plant Pleaser, where our mission is to help you grow…one plant, one garden, one lawn at a time.

As pioneer men and women cultivating your own lawns and gardens to grow your own fruits and vegetables, we offer recipes to help you bring your harvest from your garden…to your kitchen…to your dinner table.

So let your inner farm out…jump into our website and indulge in our knowledge. Come discover farming through the eyes of Daddy Pete’s. Timeless products…unparalleled quality…our goal is to become more and more creative, so that our creativity equals your increase.


FRUIT & VEGETABLE LIST

  • Apples

  • Blackberries

  • Blueberries

  • Figs

  • Grapes

  • Nectarines

  • Peaches

  • Pears

  • Plums

  • Raspberries

  • Strawberries

  • Collard Greens

  • Green Peas

  • Kale

  • Mustard Greens

  • Potatoes

  • Turnips

March has arrived and this is a great month for planting fruit bushes and fruit trees with Daddy Pete’s Planting Mix. Here is a list of fruits to plant during the month of March: apples, blackberries, blueberries, figs, grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, and strawberries. Once planted using our Planting Mix, we suggest using Daddy Pete’s Composted Cow Manure as a mulch around the surface area of the plant. Where applicable, make sure you stay away from the trunk of the bush or tree approximately 12 inches all the way around it.

March is also a great month for planting greens and a few other vegetables in your raised bed or garden. We suggest using Daddy Pete’s Potting Mix for planting these 6 items: collard greens, green peas, kale, mustard greens, potatoes, and turnips. Daddy Pete’s Barnyard Fertilizer works well for top-dressing your vegetables; and you can also use our Barnyard Fertilizer to fertilize your lawn for spring growth. It is a slow release, pelleted fertilizer that will not burn your lawn, can be applied any time of the year, and is safe for children and pets. And don’t forget your furry friends all through the spring months. Daddy Pete’s Roasted Sawdust is an excellent, dry bedding for dogs, horses, goats, and other livestock animals.

HOMEMADE CRUNCHY APPLE CHIPS RECIPE       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - LIVINGSWEETMOMENTS.COM

HOMEMADE CRUNCHY APPLE CHIPS RECIPE

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FLUFFY BLUEBERRY PANCAKES       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - DELICIOUSLITTLEBITES.COM

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CREAMY VANILLA GRAPE & APPLE SALAD       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - JULIASALBUM.COM

CREAMY VANILLA GRAPE & APPLE SALAD

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FRESH PEACH SALSA       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - FEASTINGATHOME.COM

FRESH PEACH SALSA

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OVERNIGHT CROCKPOT PLUM BUTTER       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - FOODAPPAREL.COM

OVERNIGHT CROCKPOT PLUM BUTTER

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STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES WITH STRAWBERRY FROSTING       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - THERECIPEREBEL.COM

STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES WITH STRAWBERRY FROSTING

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SPRING GREEN PEA SOUP       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - CHEFDEHOME.COM

SPRING GREEN PEA SOUP

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MUSTARD GREENS WITH APPLE CIDER-DIJON DRESSING       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - FOODANDWINE.COM

MUSTARD GREENS WITH APPLE CIDER-DIJON DRESSING

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MASHED TURNIPS WITH BACON AND CHIVES       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - PRIMALLYINSPIRED.COM

MASHED TURNIPS WITH BACON AND CHIVES

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EASY BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE BARS       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - ISAVEA2Z.COM

EASY BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE BARS

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FRESH FIG, GOAT CHEESE, HONEY, AND ALMOND PANINI       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - AGGIESKITCHEN.COM

FRESH FIG, GOAT CHEESE, HONEY, AND ALMOND PANINI

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NECTARINE GINGER SMOOTHIE BOWL       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - THEALMONDEATER.COM

NECTARINE GINGER SMOOTHIE BOWL

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BAKED PEARS WITH GORGONZOLA AND HONEY       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - HAPPYKITCHEN.ROCKS

BAKED PEARS WITH GORGONZOLA AND HONEY

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FRESH RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - LAUGHINGSPATULA.COM

FRESH RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE

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GREEN GUMBO       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - SIMPLYRECIPES.COM

GREEN GUMBO

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SWEET KALE VEGETABLE SALAD       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - BAREFEETINTHEKITCHEN.COM

SWEET KALE VEGETABLE SALAD

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SMASHED POTATOES (POTATOES FONDANTES)       VIEW RECIPE       PHOTO CREDIT - YUMMYHEALTHYEASY.COM

SMASHED POTATOES (POTATOES FONDANTES)

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Plant These Vegetables in February!

Welcome to Daddy Pete’s Plant Pleaser, where our mission is to help you grow…one plant, one garden, one lawn at a time.

As pioneer men and women cultivating your own lawns and gardens to grow your own fruits and vegetables, we offer recipes to help you bring your harvest from your garden…to your kitchen…to your dinner table.

So let your inner farm out…jump into our website and indulge in our knowledge. Come discover farming through the eyes of Daddy Pete’s. Timeless products…unparalleled quality…our goal is to become more and more creative, so that our creativity equals your increase.


VEGETABLES TO PLANT

  • Lettuce

  • Onions

  • Radishes

  • Spinach

  • Asparagus

  • Beets

  • Cabbage

  • Carrots

  • Cauliflower

February is here and so is winter, but now is a good time to start preparing for Spring. As you begin planting, remember that February is a great month to plant the following vegetables: asparagus, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce, onions, radishes, and spinach. Daddy Pete’s Potting Mix and Daddy Pete’s Raised Bed Mix are the best mixes for planting these vegetables in your containers, raised beds, or gardens. If you only need to amend your soil, you should use Daddy Pete’s Composted Cow Manure or Daddy Pete’s Mushroom Compost.

You can also fertilize your yard with Daddy Pete’s Barnyard Fertilizer.  It is a slow release, pelleted fertilizer that will not burn your lawn, can be applied any time of the year, and is safe for children and pets. And don’t forget your furry friends during the winter months. Daddy Pete’s Roasted Sawdust is an excellent, dry bedding for dogs, horses, goats, and other livestock animals.

ROASTED ASPARAGUS AND TOMATO WITH LEMON GARLIC HOLLANDAISE           VIEW RECIPE           PHOTO CREDIT - SHOWMETHEYUMMY.COM

ROASTED ASPARAGUS AND TOMATO WITH LEMON GARLIC HOLLANDAISE

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ROASTED CABBAGE WEDGES WITH ONION DIJON SAUCE           VIEW RECIPE           PHOTO CREDIT - ANOREGONCOTTAGE.COM

ROASTED CABBAGE WEDGES WITH ONION DIJON SAUCE

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SAVORY FRIES MADE OF ROASTED BEETS           VIEW RECIPE           PHOTO CREDIT - DELIGHTFULMOMFOOD.COM

SAVORY FRIES MADE OF ROASTED BEETS

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QUICK CARROT SALAD WITH RAISINS, CRANBERRIES, AND NUTS           VIEW RECIPE           PHOTO CREDIT - VEENAAZMANOV.COM

QUICK CARROT SALAD WITH RAISINS, CRANBERRIES, AND NUTS

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CREAMY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SOUP           VIEW RECIPE           PHOTO CREDIT - COOKIEANDKATE.COM

CREAMY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SOUP

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RED ONION CHUTNEY           VIEW RECIPE           PHOTO CREDIT: HURRYTHEFOODUP.COM

RED ONION CHUTNEY

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BLUEBERRY AVOCADO SPINACH SMOOTHIE           VIEW RECIPE           PHOTO CREDIT: FREEYOURFORK.COM

BLUEBERRY AVOCADO SPINACH SMOOTHIE

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GROUND TURKEY TACO LETTUCE WRAPS           VIEW RECIPE           PHOTO CREDIT - EVOLVINGTABLE.COM

GROUND TURKEY TACO LETTUCE WRAPS

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SPICY QUICK PICKLED RADISHES           VIEW RECIPE           PHOTO CREDIT: COOKIEANDKATE.COM

SPICY QUICK PICKLED RADISHES

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Prepping for Spring Planting!

Welcome to Daddy Pete’s Plant Pleaser, where our mission is to help you grow…one plant, one garden, one lawn at a time.

As pioneer men and women cultivating your own lawns and gardens to grow your own fruits and vegetables, we offer recipes to help you bring your harvest from your garden…to your kitchen…to your dinner table.

So let your inner farm out…jump into our website and indulge in our knowledge. Come discover farming through the eyes of Daddy Pete’s. Timeless products…unparalleled quality…our goal is to become more and more creative, so that our creativity equals your increase.


VEGETABLES TO PLANT

  • Onion

  • Radishes

  • Beets

  • Carrots

  • Lettuce

We are in the midst of January, and now is a great time to begin preparations for spring planting. This is also a good month for starting seeds indoors on broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower so they will be ready for early February transplants. Daddy Pete’s Potting Mix and Daddy Pete’s Pete Lite Mix are the best mixes for taking care of these seeds. During this month, you can also freshen your raised beds with Daddy Pete’s Raised Bed Mix, and amend your existing soils with Daddy Pete’s Composted Cow Manure. Don’t forget to buy your seeds this month for early spring planting and clean and service your garden tools. At the end of January, you can plant beets, carrots, lettuce, onions, and radishes in your amended soil, and add ¼” of Daddy Pete’s Composted Cow Manure or Daddy Pete’s Barnyard Fertilizer as a top dressing after planting.

You can also fertilize your yard with Daddy Pete’s Barnyard Fertilizer.  It is a slow release, pelleted fertilizer that will not burn your lawn, can be applied any time of the year, and is safe for children and pets. And don’t forget your furry friends during the winter months. Daddy Pete’s Roasted Sawdust is an excellent, dry bedding for dogs, horses, goats, and other livestock animals.

MARINATED BEET AND APPLE SALAD         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - COTTERCRUNCH.COM

MARINATED BEET AND APPLE SALAD

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SOUTHERN WILTED LETTUCE WITH HOT BACON DRESSING RECIPE         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - THESPRUCEEATS.COM

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EASY THAI CARROT SOUP         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - VEGANFAMILYRECIPES.COM

EASY THAI CARROT SOUP

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FRENCH ONION SOUP RECIPE         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - ADDAPINCH.COM

FRENCH ONION SOUP RECIPE

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RADISHES BRAISED WITH SHALLOTTS & BACON       VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - THEKITCHN.COM

RADISHES BRAISED WITH SHALLOTTS & BACON

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Christmas Day Recipes!

Welcome to Daddy Pete’s Plant Pleaser, where our mission is to help you grow…one plant, one garden, one lawn at a time.

As pioneer men and women cultivating your own lawns and gardens to grow your own fruits and vegetables, we offer recipes to help you bring your harvest from your garden…to your kitchen…to your dinner table.

So let your inner farm out…jump into our website and indulge in our knowledge. Come discover farming through the eyes of Daddy Pete’s. Timeless products…unparalleled quality…our goal is to become more and more creative, so that our creativity equals your increase.


FRUIT LIST

  • Raspberries

  • Strawberries

  • Apples

  • Blackberries

  • Blueberries

VEGETABLE LIST

  • Brussels Sprouts

  • Carrots

  • Cauliflower

  • Celery

  • Corn

  • Cucumbers

  • Garlic

  • Green Beans

  • Hot Peppers

  • Kale

  • Onions

  • Spinach

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Tomatoes

NUTS

  • Pecans

December—what a busy month for everyone! With work and church events and holiday parties, time for planning meals becomes lost in all of the busyness of the season. Daddy Pete’s would like to help with your main Christmas meal planning, so we are sharing some recipe options below that will allow you to use some of the items you planted and harvested during the year. We have also included a recipe for Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve and some extra recipes for Christmas Day.  We hope you enjoy!

Christmas Eve brings a time of anticipation for the children, so what better way to pass the time than to make cookies for Santa. Below, you will find a recipe for Gingerbread Men that will yield plenty of cookies for Santa and leave some leftovers for everyone in the house.

Christmas Day meal preparations can be an all-day affair, so here are recipes for Nutella Hot chocolate, Chex Mix Christmas Crack, and Peanut Butter Celery Reindeer Sticks to snack on all day while you prepare the Christmas feast. Now, let’s dig in. To start the Christmas meal, we have 3 appetizers: Crazy Good Spinach Artichoke Dip, Santa Veggie Tray, and Easy Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze. We then have a Christmas Salad recipe; followed by Brown Sugar Dijon Glazed Pork Loin with Carrots, Apples and Sweet Potatoes; Harvest Vegetable Hash; Slow Cooker Creamed Fresh Corn; Parmesan Roasted Green Beans; Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans and Marshmallows; and One Hour Dinner Rolls. For dessert we have a Gingerbread Bundt Cake, 5-Ingredient Peppermint Chocolate Truffles, and a Christmas Wreath Fruit Pizza. We hope these recipes help to add joy to your time with family and friends!

Don’t forget your outdoor gardening projects for December. December is 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.  You can also fertilize your yard with Daddy Pete’s Barnyard Fertilizer.  It is a slow release, pelleted fertilizer that will not burn your lawn, can be applied any time of the year, and is safe for children and pets. Don’t forget your furry friends during the winter months. Daddy Pete’s Roasted Sawdust is an excellent, dry bedding for dogs, horses, goats, and other livestock animals.

SANTA’S COOKIES & CHRISTMAS DAY SNACKS

PEANUT BUTTER CELERY REINDEER STICKS         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - FORKANDBEANS.COM

PEANUT BUTTER CELERY REINDEER STICKS

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GINGERBREAD MEN COOKIES         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - SUGARSPUNRUN.COM

GINGERBREAD MEN COOKIES

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CHEX MIX CHRISTMAS CRACK         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - PRINCESSPINKYGIRL.COM

CHEX MIX CHRISTMAS CRACK

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NUTELLA HOT CHOCOLATE         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - CELEBRATINGSWEETS.COM

NUTELLA HOT CHOCOLATE

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APPETIZER RECIPES

SANTA VEGGIE TRAY         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - TOTALLYTHEBOMB.COM

SANTA VEGGIE TRAY

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EASY TOMATO BRUSCHETTA WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - AHEADOFTHYME.COM

EASY TOMATO BRUSCHETTA WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE

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CRAZY GOOD SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - SAVORYTOOTH.COM

CRAZY GOOD SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

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MAIN MEAL RECIPES

BROWN SUGAR DIJON GLAZED PORK LOIN         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - WHATSINTHEPAN.COM

BROWN SUGAR DIJON GLAZED PORK LOIN

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CHRISTMAS SALAD         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - FASHIONABLEFOODS.COM

CHRISTMAS SALAD

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ONE HOUR DINNER ROLLS         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - KLEINWORTHCO.COM

ONE HOUR DINNER ROLLS

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SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE WITH PECANS AND MARSHMALLOWS RECIPE FOR TWO         VIEW RECIPE SOURCE         PHOTO CREDIT - ZONACOOKS.COM

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HARVEST VEGETABLE HASH         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - UNBOUNDWELLNESS.COM

HARVEST VEGETABLE HASH

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SLOW COOKER CREAMED FRESH CORN         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - AFAMILYFEAST.COM

SLOW COOKER CREAMED FRESH CORN

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PARMESAN ROASTED GREEN BEANS         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - JOYFOODSUNSHINE.COM

PARMESAN ROASTED GREEN BEANS

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DESSERT RECIPES

5-INGREDIENT PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - BAKERBYNATURE.COM

5-INGREDIENT PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

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GINGERBREAD BUNDT CAKE

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FRUIT PIZZA CHRISTMAS WREATH – SO DELICIOUS AND FESTIVE         VIEW RECIPE         PHOTO CREDIT - NESTOFPOSIES-BLOG.COM

FRUIT PIZZA CHRISTMAS WREATH – SO DELICIOUS AND FESTIVE

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