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Monday 7 November 2011 . (0)

Window Sill Farming

Winter can be a tough time of year for those who’ve been bit by the vegetable gardening bug. The ground is frozen, the days are short and dark and the only green around are Christmas trees. But don’t despair. It may appear that there’s nothing left to ...

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Garden Planning 101

Tuesday 27 September 2011 . (0)

It’s the third day of autumn and twelve days since I planted our final succession of greens for the 2011 season. Everything is coming up nicely, thanks to the deluge of rain followed by warm sunny days and gorgeous evening temperatures. With a little luck and some help from our tunnel cloches we should be. Continue Reading…

Nighty Night – Putting Your Garden to Bed

Monday 19 September 2011 . (0)

Tucking your garden in for the winter is a bittersweet autumn project that’s full of conflicting feelings. On the one hand, saying goodbye to summer and all her bounty can be depressing, especially when faced with the prospect of an ice-cold winter, mounds of slush, snow and short, dark days. But it’s also exciting to. Continue Reading…

Frozen Vegetables No More

Tuesday 13 September 2011 . (1)

Last week I wrote about seed saving as a way of getting over the end-of-season blues. Another great way is to get planting again! Yes it’s true. You can extend your growing season beyond the summer even if you live in a cold climate. There are many hardy vegetables that love the cooler temperatures and. Continue Reading…

S.O.S – Save Our Summer by Saving Seeds

Tuesday 6 September 2011 . (1)

It’s here but I’m in denial. September. Despite the abundant harvest, lovely cooler nights and the promising show of blazing autumn trees I’m kicking and screaming my way out of summer. I refuse to admit that soon I will have to trade my sandals and white shorts for sweaters and blue jeans then cram myself. Continue Reading…

Convenience Foods Redefined:Preserved Harvest

Monday 8 August 2011 . (2)

One of the great innovations of the 20th century was convenience food. Who could forget freeze-dried coffee, TV dinners, powdered mashed potatoes, Jiffy Pop and Space Food Sticks? Canned and frozen foods got busy moms on the go a head start on dinner and they were especially great for moms like mine who were stranded. Continue Reading…

Gorgeous Garlic

Monday 25 July 2011 . (0)

Garlic is one of the oldest crops in the world. Its medicinal benefits have been known for thousands of years. In addition to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels garlic can prevent heart disease, reduce cancer risk and even ward off vampires. (I only have anecdotal evidence of this.) It’s a staple in the kitchen. Continue Reading…

Hit the Road Jack!

Monday 18 July 2011 . (0)

It’s mid July and I’m restless. My garden is planted and there just isn’t enough to do anymore except stare at my lovely green tomatoes and literally will them to turn red. Sure there’s a lot to eat right now but there’s nothing left to plant! I’ve already sown my next succession of greens, some. Continue Reading…

Hoard or Harvest? A Midsummer Dilemma

Monday 11 July 2011 . (0)

A funny thing happens to me when I look at my full and lush lettuce patch, scissors in hand. I find myself reluctant to harvest. My greens look so beautiful standing tall in the summer sun and while I know the freshest most delicious salad awaits me, I realize that don’t want to use everything. Continue Reading…

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