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    If you are a fan of zucchini, you are absolutely not alone! Zucchini is extremely versatile and has many uses on the dinner table. In fact, there are dishes out there that contain zucchini that one might not ever realize or suspect. These dishes are just as delicious as ever, only healthier for...
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    It is the time of year where pumpkins are upon us. Between the recent Halloween holiday and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, pumpkins are taking the spotlight at this time of year. Pumpkin drinks are being consumed in every coffee shop and pumpkin pies are on the list for Thanksgiving dinner...
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    Powdery mildew can be a real problem in the vegetable garden, especially for cucurbits such as cucumbers, squash, melons and pumpkins. Powdery mildew is a fungus that forms as a white or gray powder on the leaves of plants causing the leaves to become deformed and die. It is far more probable in...
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    Summer squash is a wonderful vegetable to grow in the home vegetable garden. Summer squash can be planted in rows or in raised beds. They can even be planted in large containers. Summer squash require plenty of full sun, at least six hours per day, and fertile soil that's amended with compost...
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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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    Today I decided to go out to the garden and snap a few pictures of various things going on in my garden. I ended up taking a lot of pictures. These pictures are of various things ranging from some of the plants that are growing, to different insects (including some not so friendly pests). I...
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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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    One of the biggest enemies of squash, zucchini, and pumpkin is the squash vine borer. This nasty little pest will destroy a plant in no time if left alone. If your plants look fine one day then begin to wilt the next, it could be squash vine borer. Look around the base of your squash plants for...
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    Growing zucchini in your garden is very easy, and a lot of fun. Once your plants become established, and start blooming - the race is on! Zucchini can grow very quickly, sometimes growing from a 3 inch tiny fruit to an 18 inch monster in just a couple days. Make sure you keep an eye on your...
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    Ingredients 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon pepper 4 pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick 1/2 cup raw rice 5 cups fresh diced tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups thinly...
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    Ingredients 4 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup milk 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 7 medium summer squash, thinly sliced 2 1/2 cups flour oil for frying Preparation Combine eggs, milk, and salt. Dip squash in the egg batter, then roll in flour until well coated. Fry in deep hot oil, about 360°, until golden brown.
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    If you are new to vegetable gardening, you probably have heard the phrase "true leaves" a time or two. This is especially true if growing from seed, where this phrase is used most often. But what exactly are true leaves? When a seed first emerges from the soil, or potting mixture, it has a set...
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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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    Yesterday I posted about the decline in bee populations, so I thought it would be a good idea to discuss one easy task you can do in case you are not getting many bees visiting your garden. You will know real quick if bees are not coming around. Ever noticed a little tiny cucumber behind a...
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    I was out in the summer squash patch today hoping to find some nice sized squash ready for picking. I found a few, but it was not easy because my squash plants have become huge, and squash love to hide. After finding a couple keepers, I happened to look down at one of the plants and a good...
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    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...
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    Ingredients 6 cups large diced yellow squash and zucchini Vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon House seasoning, recipe follows 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 cup crushed butter crackers (recommended: Ritz) Directions Preheat oven to 350...
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    On June 1, 2009, I picked my first vegetable of the season from my vegetable garden. It was a very nice yellow straightneck squash. There should be more Straightneck squash, some zucchini, and some sweet banana peppers coming soon. There are a couple very small tomatoes beginning to sprout...
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    Most of the vegetables in the garden have been planted for a little over a month now, and are progressing fairly well. I thought it would be a good time to share some pictures of the blooms so far in the garden. I am starting to get some baby squash, zucchini, and banana peppers. I can't wait...
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