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One day your zucchini, cucumber, squash or melons are looking glorious and healthy, and then next day one of them just dies. Flat as a pancake. Wilted, limp, and no heartbeat. What the heck just happened? The culprit is –not squash vine borer, like you thought–but bacterial wilt. Yep, bacterial wilt. So learn [...]Show More Summary
Did you know there are two different tarragons? One is Russian Tarragon and the other is French Tarragon. The later is used in cooking. So what is Russian Tarragon and why haven’t you heard much about it? Probably because Russian Tarragon is viewed as the ugly stepsister to the Cinderella French Tarragon. However, I beg [...]Show More Summary
Summer just started but believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about fall vegetable gardening. I live in zone 6 with a frost date of October 10. If I have any hope of a fall garden, I have to start some of my seeds in June or July! See why below [...] The post Fall Vegetable Gardening. Starts at the Beginning of Summer appeared first on Green Talk®.
Are you an avid food label reader? How about reading the labels of your favorite vegetable fertilizer? You should be. I am avid organic gardener but was shocked that The National Organic Program, which regulates organic farming, permits certain ingredients in organic fertilizers. Listed below are the ingredients in question. The following ingredients may appear [...]Show More Summary
Every year I hear gardening friends lament about how “someone” ate their strawberries. Or that someone’s friend devoured their seedlings. There are lots of someones in the land of gardening who find what you grow to be quite yummy. So, I resort to row covers to help me keep those “someones” at bay. If I [...]Show More Summary
Don’t you hate when you can’t grow a certain vegetable no matter how you try? And then one day, it magically grows? Well, welcome to my life with celery. Germination is a btch. Some years we had a great relationship and others years it was spotty. This on and off again relationship was haunting me. [...]Show More Summary
Have you ever stopped to wonder why flowers captivate us so much? I grow numerous flowers from seed for my vegetable garden. Flowers just make me happy. So, I wasn’t surprised to learn that flower essences, which are derived from the vibrational imprint of flowers, help heal emotional blockages They are powerful, yet so healing. [...]Show More Summary
As delightful as summer can be, it can torture on your skin. Bug bites, rashes, eczema, poison ivy, and scratches all come to mind. So, now is the time to learn how to make a salve using healing comfrey and calendula before summer arrives. Let’s get busy. Are you with me? I am using the [...]
Growing plants from seeds indoors is such a win win to create a bountiful harvest. I am in zone 6 and we have unpredictable weather from cold wet springs to really dry summers. If I want to grow a descent harvest, then I have to grow seeds indoors to take advantage of that perfect window [...]Show More Summary
Do you have aches and pains or does your skin needs some TLC? Instead of buying chemically laden store bought products, make your own infused herbal oils with just dried herbs with your choice oil to soothe the inflammation. Let me show you how. Some of my favorite herb infused oils are calendula, comfrey, [...]Show More Summary
Do you want radiant skin without the chemicals? Maybe it is time to switch to hydrosols, which is the water portion from essential oil production. They are gentle and effective but pack a therapeutic punch. Oh and did I mention your body will love them too? Anna, what the heck is a [...] The post Hydrosols: Your Skin and Body Saviors. appeared first on Green Talk®.
Have you ever dreamed of growing your own food but the thought scares you to death? You are not alone. One of my readers recently asked me if I could suggest the three easiest vegetables to grow. Only three? Oh boy. That’s a tall order. If I were to narrow down that answer to the [...] The post The Three Easiest Vegetables to Grow and Enjoy. appeared first on Green Talk®.
Another garden season is almost upon us, and are you feeling a mix of excitement coupled with dread from the lackluster or not so great harvest of last year? Or years past? Been there. So, four years, ago, I got smart and started to garden vertically. Gardener to gardener, I want to share my 3 favorite [...]Show More Summary
Is your basil dying? Turing yellow and brown? Join the crowd. Last year was the first year that my sweet basil didn’t flourish. Sadly, they turned yellow, then brown and subsequently died. I learned during my master gardener classes that my basil dying was caused by downy mildew. So if you want basil this year, [...]Show More Summary
This was my first year growing Delicata squash. It reminds me of a striped zucchini with a hard shell. I am in love with this squash since it is easy to grow and easier to cook. Here’s the scoop about why Delicata squash should be on your table. I call it the new butternut! [...] The post Delicata Squash: Oh So Delicious. Move Over Butternut appeared first on Green Talk®.
My digestive system has always been wonky. I can remember even as a teenager that “going to the bathroom” was a big deal. Maybe I was simply missing bitters in my diet? So I made my own bitters and you can too. Are you ready to end tummy woes and make your own bitters? I [...] The post Make Your Own Bitters with This Easy Recipe. appeared first on Green Talk®.
It’s cold time. Everyone seems to be complaining about sinus infections, sore throats, and head colds. Who doesn’t want sinus and cold relief? Here are my two weapons for relief: hydrogen peroxide and a Waterpik®. In my opinion, my Waterpik® is the best nasal irrigation system. Isn’t a Waterpik® for teeth, Anna? Hear [...]
I am a jam maker! Every year I can’t wait for the raspberries so I can start making raspberry jam. (Here is my famous recipe.) But what about the seeds? I got you covered with the easiest way to deseed raspberries. Use a juicer. It may be a mess but stop struggling with a sieve. [...]
With a yearly expanding garden and a new herbal product business, I just don’t have time to cook like I use to. Last year, I acquired an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker that has been a game changer for me. What a game changer! I simply plop my food in the container, turn it on [...]
Digestive bitters are my new best friend. Although I eat a very clean diet, I along with others struggle with constipation, gas, and stomach issues. The problem seems to be a lack of bitter food and herbs in our diet. So, what are bitters and how do you get your hands on some? [...] The post Digestive Bitters: Need a Tummy Tune-Up? appeared first on Green Talk®.