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18 Healthy Kale Recipes to Assure You Will Love Kale

I love kale. It is  such a nutritious powerhouse.   And growing it couldn’t be easier except the moths think it is divine as well. Since I let my kale go to seed, I have an abundance of it in the garden and tried to sell it along with my other vegetable overages. No one [...] The post 18 Healthy Kale Recipes to Assure You Will Love Kale appeared first on Green Talk®.

Grow Eggplant Successfully. Win the Bug Battle.

I have discovered the secret to growing eggplant.  I am hesitant to share it with you since you too will have a bumper crop of those shiny purple, yummy tasting veggies.  The horrors. For five years, I was an eggplant growing loser.  I walked with shame. How can someone who grows everything fail at eggplant? [...]Show More Summary

Canning Tomatoes Recipe–A Better Way.

Every year I tell myself–don’t grow so many darn tomatoes.  And every year I never listen to myself.  I don’t have the heart to thin out my tomato seedlings.  So consequently, I am harvesting a boat load of cherry and slicing tomatoes.  In the past, I would remove the  skin and seeds, cook them down [...]Show More Summary

How to Preserve Zucchini and Summer Squash

As gardeners we talk a lot about how to grow and harvest our vegetables but rarely talk about what to do with the excess from those prolific bearing vegetables.  You know which ones I am talking about– zucchini, eggplant, and tomatoes.  In the past, I provided a tutorial on how to can tomatoes, but you can’t [...]Show More Summary

Powdery Mildew Spray with Milk. Nip it in the Bud.

Powdery mildew on your plants seems like a rite of passage as a gardener.  The fungus causes the leaves to become a rainbow of colors of yellow, white, and brown.   Eventually, many of the leaves die.  My squash, pumpkins, and cucumbers are infected with powdery mildew every year.  So instead of fighting it, I am [...]Show More Summary

14 Ways Raising Backyard Chickens Help the Environment

Raising your own chickens is the new black. Seriously. I haven’t gone down this alley due to my abundant wildlife issue.  My property is teaming with hawks, raccoon, fox, and other hungry animals.  I couldn’t bear to see them killed. But if you are thinking about raising backyard chickens, read 14 reasons how raising chickens [...]Show More Summary

How to Identify and Remove Squash Vine Borer Worm

Every year I battle the squash vine borer.  I must lose a couple of pumpkins and squashes every year.  Luckily I have saved my zucchinis by cutting out the worm.  Last year, I wrote about how to be pro-actively prevent them from laying their eggs.  (Read  HERE.)  If any of my methods don’t work, you have [...]Show More Summary

Organic Bug Repellent for the Garden. 5 Sure Fired Methods.

Invitations to my scrumptious garden buffet go out early to every bug and animal in town.  Now, if I could just figure out who is the pest party coordinator I could save myself some headaches.  Alas, I have yet to track him or her down. Over the years, I have tried a variety of methods [...]Show More Summary

Make Your Own NonToxic Garden Bug Spray.

This was my first year of growing damask roses.  In the past, I grew double knock out roses which were hardy and simply laughed at the pests and the elements.  I wasn’t prepared for the amount of insects that adore Damask roses.   I watched in horror as  sawflies and spider mites attacked the plants, [...]Show More Summary

Taking the Mystery Out of a Hydroponic Barge

  Welcome guest poster, mystery author Deirdre Vern: Here’s what I love about Anna of Green Talk.  Anna is a thinker and a doer. No small task when it comes to living green. As for me, I’m a thinker. I aspire to be green, but I leave the heavy lifting to my alter-ego, CeCe Prentice, [...] The post Taking the Mystery Out of a Hydroponic Barge appeared first on Green Talk®.

How to Plant Mint and Not Sob Uncontrollably

There is nothing like fresh mint.  But add it your garden beds and wish you died 1000 deaths before trying to get rid of it.  Mint spreads faster than butter.  Before you know it your whole garden bed has been taken over unless you know how to keep it in check.  Learn the right way, not [...] The post How to Plant Mint and Not Sob Uncontrollably appeared first on Green Talk®.

DIY Rose Water Will Become a Staple in Your House. Trust Me.

Last year I realized that double knock out rose don’t have a smell once they dry.  Those roses are durable and simply laugh at all the other roses’ aliments.  I can’t sell dried rose petals at Anna Lee Herbs  if they don’t smell even if they look amazing.  Last year, I added five Damask Roses to [...]Show More Summary

Seeding Square Makes Planting Seeds Pain Free

A couple of years ago, I  incorporated the square foot gardening method for planting seeds. Basically in a nutshell, square foot gardening is where you space your seedlings closer together.  The close knit plants crowd out weeds and thrive.  However, when you plant 9 beans seeds for every square AND your raised bed is 8 feet by [...]Show More Summary

Spring Flowers: What’s Blooming in May.

The beginning of May is probably my  busiest time in the garden.  There are weeds to remove, new mulch to install, new beds to create and the list goes on and on.  Every year, I declare that the garden is going to kill me since there is so much to do.  But this May, I [...] The post Spring Flowers: What’s Blooming in May. appeared first on Green Talk®.

Love Lavender: 24 Culinary and Homemade Product Recipes

I love lavender.  It is one of my favorite herbs. Its smell is intoxicating.  And its color so vivid. I would never have thought to cook with it or make anything other than lavender sugar.  Well, you are in for a treat since I enlisted my blogging friends to share some of their favorite lavender [...]Show More Summary

Vinyl Flooring Could Comes With a Health Price. Toxic Phthalates.

People love their vinyl flooring for its resilience and cost. In fact, Floor Weekly reported 2011 sales for vinyl sheet and tile flooring “hit a record high wholesale value of $2.11 billion” in the United States. However, that resiliency comes with a health price tag.  Phthalates are added to vinyl flooring to reduce the rigidity [...]Show More Summary

Eco-Skin Care by Herban Lifestyle: Pure, Small Batch Created +Giveaway

Herban Lifestyle’s products are an eco skin care line that is committed to sustainability from sourcing quality fair trade and/or organic ingredients down to their packaging.  What I love about this company is their ingredients are so pure and don’t contain any synthetic chemicals. Better yet, the products are produced in  small batches to assure quality. [...]Show More Summary

Spring Garden Maintenance Checklist. Get Started Now.

There is something so poetic when the forsythia bloom.  For me, it signifies that spring has arrived.  And there is plenty of work to do around the homestead.  Here is my spring garden maintenance checklist.  Add yours as well in the comments below. #1 Remove Grass from your Beds. Remove grass from your beds.  I [...]Show More Summary

6 Easy Vegetables to Grow

When I look back at all the years, I have been gardening, I can truly confide that there are only six easy vegetables to grow. Why did I say “easy” because all vegetable could have issues such as pests, powdery mildew, etc. Also, plant issues could also be magnified by where you live. Just to [...] The post 6 Easy Vegetables to Grow appeared first on Green Talk®.

5 More Foods You Can Freeze. Part 2.

I am a freezer fanatic.   I would rather throw food in the freezer and hope it unfreezes to some manageable state than throw it in my composter.  But I bet you already know that, having read my previous article, “6 foods that I bet you didn’t know you can Freeze.” (Wink)  Well, I have [...] The post 5 More Foods You Can Freeze. Part 2. appeared first on Green Talk®.

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