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Bio: I'm known as "EdenMaker," as well as a "Foodie Gardener" on the web, but you can call me "Shirley" anytime! When I'm not eating or growing my own food, I'm busy designing gardens and producing garden TV shows! When it's time to cook, I ask my family, "What country do you want to visit tonight?" Thank God for WeightWatchers, most of my fruits and veggies are "0-Points." Some of you know what I'm talking about!

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    Grow Cabbage, It’s Easy

    January 4th, 2019

    Grow cabbage in your home garden. Foodie Gardener, Shirley Bovshow explains how easy it is to grow this delicious cool season vegetable!

    Watch Shirley’s video on how to grow cabbage!

    Learn how to grow cabbage step by step, it’s easy and an ideal vegetable for the beginner or passionate foodie gardener!

    Growing cabbage in winter or spring, during the cool season, is prime time for this cole crop where cold temperatures impart a sweeter flavor to cabbages including Napa cabbage, green cabbage, Savoy cabbage, red cabbage, and bok choy!

    Homegrown green and red, purple cabbage.

    Shirley answers your vegetable gardening questions about growing cabbage in her video:

    *How big does cabbage grow?

    *How much water does cabbage need?

    *What kind of fertilizer does cabbage plant need?

    *How far apart do you space cabbage plants?

    * How do you protect cabbage from frost?

    *What is the ideal temperature for growing cabbage?

    *When is cabbage harvest time?

    There is nothing more delicious than homegrown cabbage!

    Watch Shirley’s video and start growing today!

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    Beets Varieties and Growing Instructions

    January 4th, 2019
    Shirley Bovshow explains how to grow beets.

    There are many different varieties of beets and they are all delicious and nutritious! Foodie Gardener, Shirley Bovshow introduces us to some different beet types and explains how to grow beets at home.

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    Gourmet Edible Flower Popsicles

    August 17th, 2018
    Prosecco Floral Popsicles with Cristina Ferrare and Shirley Bovshow

    Have you ever tried a gourmet, edible flower popsicle?

    I got together with Cristina Ferrare on the Home & Family show a few years ago to make Prosecco Floral Popsicles. I was a fan of flowers and ice ever since!

    I had the pleasure of biting into a tangy, juicy, and not-too-sweet Honey Lemonade popsicle created by Eden Passante recently.


    The treat was extra special since I got to sit next to Phil Keoghan, host of the Amazing Race, who was guest hosting on my Home & Family show!

    Of the three popsicles we tasted that day, the Honey Lemonade with edible flowers was Phil’s favorite and mine.

    This recipe hits the mark for taste and beauty.

    Ingredients for Honey Lemonade with Edible Flowers
    • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup honey simmer in small saucepan with a 1/2 cup water to melt and reduce honey
    • 1 1/2 cup cold water

    Simple ingredients, right?

    Directions for Honey Lemonade with Edible Flowers

    1. Squeeze lemons to make 1 cup lemon juice
    2. In a small saucepan add 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup water and simmer until honey is reduced and melted
    3. In a container with a spout, add the lemon juice, honey water and 1 1/2 cup cold water
    4. Pour into popsicles molds and add edible flowers
    5. Place sticks in and freeze overnight

    Make a batch of these beautiful popsicles for a special occasion or for your family to enjoy!


    foodie gardener shirley bovshow with phil keoghan, host of the amazing race as seen on the home and family show on the hallmark channel

    Credit: © 2018 Crown Media United States, LLC | Photo: jeremy lee/ Alexx Henry Studios, LLC.

    As the gardening expert on the Home & Family show, I appear twice a week and dig into many different plants and design ideas.

    I meet many interesting people and found out that Phil Keoghan’s father worked as an agronomist and invented the original Weed Whacker!

    Who knew?

    If you are not already a fan of the show, I invite you to watch Home & Family on the Hallmark channel, weekdays at 10 am pst!

    Please subscribe to my Foodie Gardener blog and join the active community of other Foodie Gardeners on my Facebook Page!

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