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    If you have ever walked out to the vegetable garden and seen many holes in some of your vegetables it is most likely the result of flea beetles. Flea beetles are very tiny (about 1/10 of an inch in length) insects that chew holes in the leaves of many plants. They are called flea beetles because...
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    Eggplant is a favorite to grow among many vegetable gardeners. It is very easy to grow, a prolific producer, and has many uses in the kitchen. It is a heat lover, and actually thrive as the temperatures begin to climb into the summer haze of heat. It is actually in the same family as tomatoes...
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    Many may think a vegetable garden is typically filled with plain and boring plants, but that does not have to be the case. There are quite a few very interesting vegetables and herbs you can grow in your vegetable garden that not only please the taste buds, but also the eye. If you want to add...
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    This is a very delicious recipe for eggplant and sausage casserole. It is a traditional Southwestern dish. You can also experiment by adding mozzarella cheese, portobella mushrooms, or tomatoes. Ingredients 1/2 lb bulk sausage (Jimmy Dean or similar works well) 1 small eggplant 1 egg, beaten 1...
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    If you love to grow great tasting vegetables but live in a very drought-prone region, there are some delicious vegetables that are just right for you. You could be the vegetable gardener that is tired of pulling a water hose every where to water your vegetable plants. Drought tolerant vegetables...
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    Ingredients 2 eggplants, cut in half lengthwise (about 3 pounds) 1/4 cup water Cooking spray 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped plum tomato 1/4 cup white wine 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4...
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    I went out to the garden yesterday to check on all my plants, pick what was ready, and pull just a few weeds. This is the first year that I have used any type of mulch in the vegetable garden, and I sure am glad I did. The mulch really does a nice job keeping the weeds at bay. It has literally...
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    If you are new to growing eggplant, there are some misconceptions on when to pick these tasty black (or purple) vegetables. When visiting your local supermarket, they usually have these huge eggplant that are flavorless and bland. You do not have to go the same route though, because you can...
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    Watering the vegetable garden can be a time consuming, monotonous activity for most gardeners. Getting up at the crack of dawn to water vegetable plants can get down right tiring after a while, not to mention dragging a garden hose all over creation. However, there are some nifty projects that...
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    Most of the time eggplants need to have some type of support for two reasons. One, eggplant can get quite big and droop over if not supported. Two, the eggplant fruit can get very large and heavy (some varieties can weigh over a pound), causing the plant to droop, or even break, if not properly...
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    Tomato Sauce: 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 5 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans (28-ounce) whole, peeled tomatoes, drained Handful fresh basil leaves, torn Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 small (3/4 pound) eggplants, stemmed but not peeled 2 to 3 garlic cloves, chopped Salt...
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    Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 3 roasted red peppers, peeled, seeded and chopped 2 (28-ounce) cans plum tomatoes and their juices, crushed with your hands 1...
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