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You know I grow pumpkins and squashes–right? I am a broken record about the dreaded squash vine borer and squash bugs. But the reality is–growing them might not be your thing and you would rather savor those delectable pumpkins or squashes. I can’t blame you. Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie, butternut squash soup, or any [...]Show More Summary
How many times have you bought parsley and it eventually spoils since you only needed a little? Been there and done that. I started to grow my own but unfortunately, parsley doesn’t overwinter in my gardening zone. So, I decide to freeze the parsley so every time a recipe calls for fresh parsley, I am [...]Show More Summary
Summer might be over but it lives indefinitively in my freezer. Oh, do I love my freezer. It generously stores my frozen zucchini, yellow squash, peppers and herbs so I can savor the bounty of my garden all year long. But like you, the thought of limp, watery zucchini doesn’t sound too appealing UNTIL you [...]Show More Summary
I love picking apples in the fall. After picking all those apples I can’t wait to make crockpot sugar-free apple sauce. But what happens when your small heirloom apple orchard decides to give you a lot more apples than the previous year. Or you just happen to pick way too many apples? Are you swimming in apple [...]Show More Summary
This time is the saddest time of the year when my tomato plants are ready to be pulled or suffer the ravages of the first killing frost. I guess the tomatoes didn’t get the text message to slow down as they continue to flower and create new tomatoes in September. So instead of trying [...]
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®.
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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®.
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®.
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
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
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®.
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