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Plastic Water Bottle Greenhouse for Winter Lettuce

Plastic Water Bottle Greenhouse for Winter Lettuce

I have been reading books on extending the growing season and now seems to be the perfect time…

Red Malabar Spinach and Alyssum

Red Malabar Spinach and Alyssum

To eat my Red Malabar spinach, I pull the leaves off the vine at staggered intervals and enjoy it in a salad or as a treat in a stir-fry. Greetings…

How to Garden with Arthritis

How to Garden with Arthritis

By Shannon Coughlin, Master Gardener in Training I love gardening. My gardens are my place of happiness, my therapy; I’m sure many of you feel the same way. Over the…

On Saving Tomato Seeds and Using Hügelkultur

On Saving Tomato Seeds and Using Hügelkultur

I have been saving tomato seeds for almost 5 decades. The raw seed going straight to a paper towel to dry works, but it is a hassle getting the seed…

Second Crops

Second Crops

Planting second crops of peas and beans and other vegetables at this time is…

Swiss Chard Recipe

Swiss Chard Recipe

The Swiss chard that is also growing in my cool weather planter is very…

Cutting lettuce with scissors

Cutting lettuce with scissors

I find the best way to harvest lettuce is to cut it as needed.…

Second Crops

Second Crops

Planting second crops of peas and beans and other vegetables at this time is…

Swiss Chard Recipe

Swiss Chard Recipe

The Swiss chard that is also growing in my cool weather planter is very…

Cutting lettuce with scissors

Cutting lettuce with scissors

I find the best way to harvest lettuce is to cut it as needed.…

Veggie Bites – Broccoli

Veggie Bites – Broccoli

I will try growing some radishes around my broccoli to distract the flea beetles; they love radish leaves. Greetings fellow…

Veggie Bites- Brussels Sprouts

Veggie Bites- Brussels Sprouts

This year I will be growing Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea). The seeds can be direct sown in early May, but…

How To Grow and Care for the Adorable Pickle Plant

How To Grow and Care for the Adorable Pickle Plant

With its plump, little gherkin shaped leaves, Delosperma echinatum, also known as the Pickle Plant, is simply too cute for…

Veggie Bites – Microgreens for Breakfast

Veggie Bites – Microgreens for Breakfast

If I were to continue with microgreens, I think I would grab several packets of regular seed from the dollar…

Veggie Bites – Eggplants

Veggie Bites – Eggplants

My friend starts her eggplants around this time of year for the same reason.  Eggplants, or Aubergines, are in the…

Veggie Bites – A Egg!

Veggie Bites – A Egg!

As I opened up their enclosure, I noticed something that made my day. An egg!! They had not laid any…

Veggie Bites – Microgreens

Veggie Bites – Microgreens

Microgreens are basically the seedlings of edible vegetables like beets and kale, or herbs like basil or cilantro. Their popularity…

Veggie Bites – Sage and Dragon Fruit

Veggie Bites – Sage and Dragon Fruit

A couple of weeks ago, I planted some of the white sage seeds that were sent to me from California.…

Veggie Bites – Peppers

Veggie Bites – Peppers

The Pimento pepper is one of my favourite peppers. It starts as a small green pepper, then turns bright red.…

Veggie Bites – Sweet Peas

Veggie Bites – Sweet Peas

The weather is not delightful. The warmth we are experiencing is fleeting. Our temperaturesshould be approaching normal by the end…

Veggie Bites – Calendula and Grapeseed

Veggie Bites – Calendula and Grapeseed

I am very excited at how well my calendula oil turned out. I used grapeseed oil as my carrier oil…

Veggie Bites – Cattails and American Bittersweet

Veggie Bites – Cattails and American Bittersweet

Cattails are upright perennial plants that emerge from creeping rhizomes. My American bittersweet vine has beautiful orange berries on it at…

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