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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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Watermelon Jam. Saving Summer for Later.

I love watermelon, but you can’t grow it in the dead of winter. But I can surely grow them in the summer–10 to 15  large watermelons.  By the third watermelon, my children scream”ENOUGH.”  So, what happens to all those watermelons?  I either give some away and the rest, I juice and store in the freezer [...]Show More Summary

10 Tips for a Green Christmas. Start with the Tree.

So, now that you know purchasing real trees is the ticket toward a greener holiday, what else can you do to promote an eco-friendly Christmas? Here are 10 green Christmas tips from The Nature Conservancy: #1 Cut Your Own Tree Cut your own tree from a nearby National forest or state land if you can. [...]Show More Summary

Planting Garlic in the Fall

If you love garlic as much as I do, then frost is your best friend.  Why?  It is time to plant garlic! Bearing any disasters, next year you will be smothering in garlic.  Can’t you just smell the garlic now? Where Do You Order? I order from various places based upon when I remember to [...] The post Planting Garlic in the Fall appeared first on Green Talk®.

5 Green Thanksgiving Tips: Gratitude for the Earth & Your Body

Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  As part of your ritual of gratitude, add some green into your Thanksgiving festivities.  Listed below are five earth friendly and health conscious tips that are easier on the Earth and your body. 5 Green Thanksgiving Tips #1 Ditch the Cans Majority of cans have a protective lining  containing Bisphenol [...]Show More Summary

Green Pepper Leaves Are Delicious! {+Recipe}

At the end of gardening season, I am sad when I pull my plants since it signifies the end of garden season.  Generally most of the plants’ leaves are shriveled at this point–except my pepper plants.  My bestie, Karen of Dr.Karen Lee, encouraged me to use my green pepper leaves in her family recipe! Her family [...]Show More Summary

5 Home Maintenance Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

    Our house turns 10 years old this coming spring.  Like any property, the house has had its share of maintenance issues. Every fall and spring, we survey the house and look for issues that could cause problems such as water damage or foundation issues.  Listed below are five home maintenance items that we [...]Show More Summary

25+ Recipes for Tomatoes to Cure the Tomato Glut

Although summer is over, my tomatoes are still going strong–especially the cherry tomatoes!  I have been scratching my head.   What do I do with all these tomatoes?  Sure, you can those tomatoes but how many cans of tomatoes can you use? (Sounds like Peter picked a pepper.)  Listed below are some creative ways to [...]Show More Summary

Don’t Pitch the Old Toothbrush! 12 Ways to Reuse.

I love figuring out ways to reuse or re-purpose items that ordinarily go into the trash. One item that I treasure is an OLD toothbrush. Every six months, the dentist hands us new toothbrushes. Normally, you would throw the old one in the trash.  Right?  Wrong.  Old toothbrushes are amazing tools for cleaning stains on [...]Show More Summary

How to Make Kale Powder. Good for Your Health and Save $.

Dehydrating kale, collard greens, and other greens are the easiest way to preserve your harvest. Learn how HERE. Once your kale and other greens are dehydrated, you might be wondering–what do you do you do with them?  Turn them into powder to add to your smoothies, eggs, muffins, soup, and more!  Learn how below.  (Be [...]Show More Summary

How to Choose the Most Energy Efficient Windows

When examining ways to save money as a homeowner, a great starting point is to evaluate your home’s windows. Replacing old or inefficient windows will save money on your electricity bill, and with winter arriving in the coming months, it’s a good idea to take a closer look at the windows in your home.  If it is time [...]Show More Summary

Dehydrating Kale and Greens to Preserve Your Harvest.

Growing kale and collard greens are the gifts that keep on giving.  They are biannual plants which seed the second year and bless you with tons of baby seedlings–all over your garden. I mean ALL over your garden.  In fact, I have found kale seedlings as far as 300 feet from their original location.   [...]Show More Summary

Longwood Gardens: A Trip for the Soul

I love birthdays! Every year I spend the day with hubs at an arboretum of my choice.  The New York Botanical Garden was last year’s birthday trip where I learned  all about roses! This year we went to Longwood Gardens which is known for being one of THE GARDENS to go to. I wasn’t disappointed. [...] The post Longwood Gardens: A Trip for the Soul appeared first on Green Talk®.

Removing Beans from Pods Using the Dryer

I hate removing dry beans from their pods.   I plant at least four beds of beans every year.  I complained in one of my YouTube videos that bean removal process was a big time hog.   One of my YouTube reader told me to use my dryer for faster shucking.  Shoot me now.  Learn why [...] The post Removing Beans from Pods Using the Dryer appeared first on Green Talk®.

How to Store Used Coffee Grounds +Reuse Tips

I love used coffee grounds and save them.  As Tony the Tiger says, they are GREAT in the garden.  In fact I bet you didn’t know that I was a frequent stalker at Starbucks waiting for them to put their used grounds in the gardener bin pick-up?  Unfortunately, I was competing against super gardener athletes [...]Show More Summary

Cauliflower Cherry Tomato Soup: Vegan, Paleo, GF

I will admit it. I am not a recipe creator, but I do like to fiddle with other people’s recipes.  I sub a little of “this” and a lot of “that.”   Sometimes the recipe is awful and others times it works.  Case in point.  I had to write a post for a sponsor using [...] The post Cauliflower Cherry Tomato Soup: Vegan, Paleo, GF appeared first on Green Talk®.

Propagate Plants: Save Money to Create New Plants

I love to grow my own flowers and seeds but lately I discovered I can grow them without using seeds.  What, you say?  No, I haven’t lost it.  I just started using my own plants to make more plants.  My kitchen window sill is my laboratory–a new plant propagation system.  Want to learn how?  Keep [...]Show More Summary

Supercharge Your Health with 5 Simple Green Living Hacks

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. With summer almost behind us and kids going back to school, isn’t it time to jump start a healthier greener lifestyle? Ditching the toxins, choosing healthier food options and getting that butt off the couch sounds like a plan? Before you balk [...]Show More Summary

Mexican Bean Beetle: Learn How to Id and Prevent it.

Last year I thought my bush bean leaves were ravished by the Japanese beetles.  The beetles didn’t touch my black or white beans  So I ignored the beetles to focus on bigger problems–the cabbage looper.  Well, ignorance is not bliss  since that “beetle” was the Mexican bean beetle which ravished all of my bean leaves [...]Show More Summary

Radish Health Benefits + Recipes (Using Leaves & Pods Too.)

Radishes are an acquired spicy taste but are quite healthy for you.   Hubs love them– especially the the black radishes. This year I decided to grow Daikon radishes as well as Hub’s beloved black radishes.  But the root is not the only star in the game. The leaves as well as the beans pods [...]Show More Summary

Get Rid of Squash Bug Eggs with this Simple Hack

Who dislikes squash bugs?  Raise your hands.  I have 8 ways how you can keep those bugs at bay.  Well, if all your efforts fail, you still need to remove the eggs from the back of your leaves.  Why?  They can suck the life out of your squash leaves.  (Those little vampires.)  So every summer, [...]Show More Summary

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