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30 Pumpkin Seed Recipes to Spice Up Your Life

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 to Freeze Parsley for Year Round Enjoyment

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

Frozen Zucchini Nut Flour Casserole.

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

Apple Core Apple Juice Recipe. Use those Cores!

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

Green Tomato Chili. Use Those Green Tomatoes!

  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 [...]

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

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