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...
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...
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).
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...
It seems as though for every triumph in the vegetable garden there is always at least one failure. The same can surely be said about some things in my own vegetable garden this year. One vegetable that I am growing this year is on its way to a very slow death. Some of it was slightly beyond my...
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
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...