Planting Vegetables Using Moon Gardening

Planting Vegetables Using Moon Gardening

While browsing around the internet, I came across some very interesting websites that discussed a gardening technique called moon (or lunar) gardening. At first glance, I thought maybe they were referring to gardening at night. Strange, I thought, but it is cooler at night. After a bit of reading I realized I totally had the wrong idea.Moon gardening is a way of gardening according to the phase of the moon. I remember as a kid my grandfather … [Read more...]

How To Bake an Overgrown Summer Squash

How To Bake an Overgrown Summer Squash

A couple years ago an oversight actually turned into a delicious idea. I walked out to my patch of yellow squash plants and found a squash that had become huge. It was about 14 inches long and had a diameter of about 4 inches. As soon as I saw the summer squash I immediately became angry at myself for not checking between the big leaves better for possible pickings. This one had slipped by, and was now probably not worth eating.Typically when … [Read more...]

Are Ants In The Vegetable Garden a Bad Thing?

Are Ants In The Vegetable Garden a Bad Thing

I have read a few debates on the internet about ants in the vegetable garden. Some have commented that ants must be removed from the garden area. On the other hand, I have read that ants do not pose a threat and can be left alone. In my opinion, it really depends on the type of ant.Garden AntsI call the typical little black, or red colored ant, the garden ant. They may have a more sophisticated name, but I don't know it. Garden ants can … [Read more...]

Preventing Blossom End Rot In Tomatoes

Preventing Blossom End Rot In Tomatoes

One problem that tomato growers have faced at one time or another is blossom end rot. There is nothing more frustrating than picking what appears to be a nice tomato, only to find that the bottom end (or blossom end) has started to rot. Many times it is prevalent early in the season, but tends to settle out after the first few tomatoes. If you are having some issues with blossom end rot, there are some techniques you can use to help prevent … [Read more...]

How To Pick Okra

How To Pick Okra

I don't know about you, but okra is one of my favorite vegetables. Mix some stewed tomatoes in the pan with some okra and corn, and I'm in heaven. I think I could eat that stuff every day!If you love okra as much as I do then you probably have a few stalks of it in the garden. Okra is very easy to grow and even easier to harvest. Really, the only thing that okra requires is good soil and hot temperatures - the hotter the better.As you … [Read more...]

Grow Magazine Review

Grow Magazine

While browsing around in my local Barnes & Noble, I came across a magazine devoted to vegetable gardening. The first thing that caught my eye about the publication was its larger than normal-size and the colorful picture on the cover. I flipped through a few pages and decided to give the magazine a shot. The magazine was titled simply Grow.Grow is published by The Taunton Press and is Fine Gardening Magazine's special guide to … [Read more...]

How To Pick Banana Peppers

How To Pick Banana Peppers

If you are like me, you love to grow (and eat) banana peppers. There are many uses for these delicious peppers such as in salads, pizza toppings, spaghetti sauce, and can be used as many other flavorful additions to food. There is much confusion on when is the right time to harvest banana peppers once they begin to grow. It is important to know when and how to properly pick banana peppers.What To Look For When Picking Banana PeppersYour … [Read more...]

Squash Casserole

squash-casserole

Ingredients6 cups large diced yellow squash and zucchiniVegetable oil1 large onion, chopped4 tablespoons butter1/2 cup sour cream1 teaspoon House seasoning, recipe follows1 cup grated cheddar cheese1 cup crushed butter crackers (recommended: Ritz)DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F.Saute the squash in a little vegetable oil over medium-low heat until it has completely … [Read more...]

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