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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
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
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
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
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
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®.
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®.
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
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®.
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
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
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
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
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
Squash bugs are notorious for destroying your pumpkins and squashes. They suck the life out of your leaves.Then, they invade your house in the winter. I am not sure who is worse–the squash bug or the squash vine borer. (Learn some tricks on keeping the vine borer hopefully out of the garden.) I think the [...]Show More Summary
I hate weeds. You think you got them all and then suddenly, there is twice as many as you previously picked. It’s maddening. But the worse weeding is removing ones that are stuck between the itsy bitty cracks of pavement, pavers, and sidewalks. Crabgrass and dandelions adore these spaces. Instead of cursing them, banish them [...]Show More Summary
Even though we all still need to brush our teeth, flush the toilet and take showers, California is in the throes of an historic drought that makes every drop of water precious. You can do your part to conserve our water supplies – not to mention save money — with some simple changes in your [...] The post Low Flow Faucets Can Change the World appeared first on Green Talk®.
June is the beginning of summer, kids get out of school, and graduations. For us gardeners, it the beginning of squash vine borer season. Yes, the dreaded squash vine borer that can disseminate your pumpkin and squash crop with a blink of an eye. In fact last year, I think the borer also attacked [...]Show More Summary
Gardening is incredibly enjoyable but it takes a lot of work. One of the reasons I converted to a square foot gardener was this method increased yields and reduced weeding. However, laying out the grids and planting easily 300 seeds in an 8 by 4 foot bed is back breaking and time consuming. Jennifer and Karl [...]Show More Summary
While I was taking a picture of Hubs recycling my Ziploc® brands bags at a big box store, someone approached me and asked what was I doing. Was I in trouble (said my inner four year old?) I guess it just seemed a little odd. As I explained that I was writing a post [...] The post Reuse or Recycle Food Storage Bags Rather than Trash Them. appeared first on Green Talk®.