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Cooking from the Garden

June 29th, 2016   Our previous posts touched on the health benefits associated with planting and caring for a garden, but the benefits of gardening are far reaching, extending into your kitchen and beyond. Cooking with what you grow in your garden is one of the...

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Cabbage Moth Destruction

  Cabbage Moth Destruction: By now, you have all experienced the sometimes very severe damage that the cabbage worm causes to your plants.  The cabbage worm is a caterpillar that is part of the life cycle of the white cabbage moth.  The moth lays its eggs on the...

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Summer’s Bounty

    During this transition time, when spring crops are on their way out and summer crops have established, make sure that your last beet roots will be harvested by July 10 or and your cabbages should all be harvested by now or no later than the last day of...

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Summer Plant Care

  Now that all of the summer crops are planted let’s talk about the ongoing plant care, and management of a select few vegetables that will be taking off in the summer heat. Tomatoes:  require staking and training.   Tomato stakes have to be installed about 2...

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Kale Salad with Apple, Cranberries and Pecans

Compliments of Cookie and Kate How To Make the Best Kale Salad Remove the ribs: Regardless of which variety of kale you choose (I love them all), you’ll first want to remove the tough ribs from the leaves. Use a chef’s knife to slice out the stems or just pull the...

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Garden Pests: Deer, Groundhogs, Geese and Insects

  Greetings Gardeners: Today we will talk about Pest Deterrent measures that you can employ in your gardens.               Humane Groundhog Trap                                           Groundhog                                                               Deer...

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Kohlrabi, What Do I Do With It?

Hello Gardeners and Cooks: Kohlrabi is a vegetable that few people have heard of, much less put into a recipe.  My first exposure to Kohlrabi was watching it slowly turn from a strange, turnip-like vegetable into a wilted, shriveled turnip-like vegetable.  I had no...

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Kohlrabi, Carrot and Potato Fritters

Kolhrabi,  Carrot and Potato Fritters Serves: 8 fritters What You Need 2 kohlrabi 1 carrot 1 potato 1 egg ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne ½ cup vegetable oil (enough for ¼-inch depth in a large skillet) ¼ teaspoon kosher salt sour cream or plain yogurt What...

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A Dry Spell

Greetings Gardeners! The subject today is irrigation: this is a pressing issue since we have had so little rain this month.  Typically in our Southeast Pennsylvania region we get one inch of rain per week.  For the last three weeks the amount of rainfall has not even...

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Nature’s Pharmacy

  Greetings Gardeners! This week we are learning how to prepare some strengthening plant tonics, using nature’s pharmacy. Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica) One potent liquid fertilizer/plant strengthener is stinging nettle slurry. Stinging nettle will deliver...

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Fresh Spinach and Sautéed Chicken

The joys of spring are expressed in the abundance of fresh leafy greens available for eating.  Walking through a spring garden and snipping the delicious green harvest is a gift.  As we grow this delicious produce, take a few moments to celebrate the bounty by cooking...

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I Love Spring…

  I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ~Ruth Stout   Greetings Gardeners: We had a mild frost on April 24 and 25, which is typical for this time of year.  Even though the transplants and seeds we had planted were...

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