Category Archives: Vegetables

Harvesting and Storing Green Tomatoes

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What a Summer

I can’t believe summer is over and I am loving the cooler weather that’s upon us. The gardens have had to fend for themselves this year as my sisters and I have been taking care of my dad after an … Continue reading

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Tomato Woes

Every year I look forward to vine-ripened tomatoes. Starting in the fall, I carefully save seeds from my heirloom tomatoes, plant them in February in my greenhouse, and baby them until it’s warm enough to plant. I also start saving my … Continue reading

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Plants to Consider for Your Garden

I hate to even complain about the snow and ice we’ve gotten this week.  It is nothing compared to my friend and fellow blogger, Michele at The Salem Garden, who has had to deal with 87 inches of snow fall since Jan. … Continue reading

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Planning Your Garden Site

If you’ve decided you have a little extra time to tend a garden, whether it be vegetables or flowers, picking a garden site is your next step. Most veggies need about 6-8 hours of sun.  The summertime vegetables we are familiar with (corn, tomatoes, … Continue reading

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My Best Garden Ever

My best garden ever is planned in January. Sitting by the wood stove, cat in my lap, dog at my feet, thumbing through seed catalogs  planning and dreaming of juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs, and tall stalks of corn.  In this garden … Continue reading

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Beware the Urge to Plant

The days are getting longer and warmer. The grass is getting greener and the ground is warming up. And I’m ready to play in the dirt and plant my garden! While it’s ok to plant cold season crops like broccoli, … Continue reading

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You Don't Have To Plant A Garden To Eat Home Grown Food

I can’t imagine a summer without a garden. Fresh tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and lettuce just a few steps from my door.  And, even though every year it seems I am fighting either the weather or some bug or critter (usually … Continue reading

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JFK and Frozen Garlic

I spent the better part of last week in Dallas for meetings.  Friday, Dallas saw temperatures in the lower 70’s, so it didn’t take much to convince me to skip out of the afternoon meeting and take a field trip. … Continue reading

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I Can't Resist A Good Sale

I’m making my list and checking it twice. At 4:00 in the morning. In my jammies. In the warmth of my house. Outside, the wind is howling and the temperatures are dropping, and I’m shopping for seeds for next year’s … Continue reading

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