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Beet Kvaas Recipe
Beet kvass is a fermented vegetable dish that is easy to make and loaded with probiotics. Learn how...
Great Gifts for...
My son asked me Thanksgiving night what I wanted for Christmas. Like he had to ask? We gardeners...
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes and hotness. A green...
Tips and Treats
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles...
An Almanac Minute: Jack...
Do you know the origins and history of the Jack-o’-lantern? Here’s the scoop on carved pumpkins—in...
Sleeping with Bananas...
Yes, I sleep with bananas all winter long. A ‘Super Dwarf Cavendish’ banana plant, that is. It’s...
The Great Pumpkin
New England state fairs made pumpkin history in late September. Just one day after a New Hampshire...
I love sunflowers. They are so bright, beautiful, colorful and practical. I admire that, until the...
Potpourri: from the...
As I begin autumn cleanup, it’s productive to observe what grew the best, bloomed the most...
Making Garlic Powder
Garlic is a wonderful and powerful savory addition. It jazzes up many recipes and also contains...
More Winding Down a...
If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing. #1: High...
Broccoli has many followers and also abundant detractors. For those who have only tasted the...
Every gardener who has grown zucchini and other summer squash types such as patty pan and yellow...
Herb Garden Solutions
Mint is an invasive thug in my garden and everyone else’s. Runners spread rapidly and can choke...
More Thinning and...
Thinning Vegetables 2 Thinning vegetables in the garden is a chore that lasts for most of the...
Don’t Shrink from...
Wild violets (genus Viola, many species; probably escaped from cultivation) pop up everywhere and...
New Plants and a...
A trio of perennial plant “stars” are lighting up my drought-stricken garden this summer. Two...
Thinning Vegetables and...
Thinning the vegetable and herb crops, I think, is one of the hardest jobs in the garden. Once the...
Pressed flowers make lovely cards, pictures, pretty boxes, and much more. Here's instructions on...
I find that getting seeds to germinate properly is the most difficult aspect of planting the garden...
Old Roses are Tough and...
The only hybrid tea rose that will survive in my -20F winters is ‘Cherry Parfait’. It’s beautiful...
Fresh Fruit Crisp: My...
I never plan ahead with my desserts unless it's a special occasion. So, the old-fashioned fruit...
Tomatoes: Fruit or...
Last blog I asked you what edibles you would plant if you were limited to only three. The response...
Making Herbal Vinegars
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked...
Zucchini Potato Soup...
These recipes for Zucchini Potato Soup and Herbed Popovers complement each other perfectly. Cozy...
Never Say "No...
It’s that time of year: Friends, neighbors, coworkers, even some side-of-the-road vegetable vendors...
Mint Chiller: The...
I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try...
Great Garden Plants
Looking for great garden plants? Here are plants lists and advice for different types of gardens....
Vegetable Garden Plans
This vegetable garden plan and plant list will please your palate! Harvesting fresh veggies, herbs...
Butternut Squash Soup...
In this video, learn about the health benefits of butternut squash, a “super vegetable”, and see...
Christmas Cacti are easy to grow. When they bloom, they produce beautiful colors of pink or lilac...
Wandering Jews (Tradescantias) are valued for their stripes of white, green, silver, and purple...
Jasmine is known for its intensely fragrant blossoms that flower all year to brighten your home....
Spider Plants or Airplane Plants produce arched green and pale yellow stems that extend to be 12-18...
Holiday plants are traditional gifts that can be enjoyed long after the Christmas season is over....
Seasonal Crafts: How to...
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful...
Although most houses these days are not equipped with root cellars, you can probably modify some...
Blog: Too Many Tomatoes...
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of...
Parsnips, popular with ancient Greeks and Romans, were brought over to the Americas with the...
Birch Trees: Barking Up...
With its distinctive peeling chalky-white bark, the white birch tree (Betula papyrifera) is a...
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty goblet-shaped crocus pushes...
Plant Guide: Vegetables...
Welcome to our plant guide to vegetables and herbs! Our plant pages provide essential planting and...
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