Displaying 18 Posts categorized under Grow

Grow This, Cook That

As is my tradition, I am overrun with zucchini and yellow squash in my garden. A lot goes to the grill – along with this local corn and onion I picked up at the farmer’s market. With my family’s crazy schedule, simply having a lot of components for “bowls” on …

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From Winter To Spring – An Important Lesson From My Bees

Happy Spring! Even though it actually snowed the other night where I live, just being able to say the words “it’s spring” makes me happy. I know what we are in for: spring vegetable planting, longer days, warmer weather and more energy.For some of us, however, winter’s transition into spring …

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The Six Dollar Tomato

For almost half my life I have been going out to the Hampton’s for my summer vacation.  First, renting houses with twenty of my closest “friends” and now with my own family. For better or for worse I have successfully gotten my kids hooked on the amazing beaches, surfing and …

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It All Came From My Garden

Nature is funny and inconsistent.  Last summer I had more honey from my bees that I knew what to do with.  It was a bonanza to the point that my kids and I set up a stand on the street and we made a good amount of money. Same with …

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Cucumber Watermelon Agua Fresca

It has hot as the blazes outside today. A steamy, humid 90 degrees.  Hydration is in order. I am first to admit that I do not love to drink plain water and I am not very consistent with it if it is sitting all lonely in a bottle or glass. …

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Too Much Of A Good Thing

The other week I posted a rant about my garden because I realized that the majority of my plants were not growing as they should be.  I have been nurturing the art of growing and eating my own food for some time but admittedly did not so much consider the …

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Can Organic Be Too Organic?

Yes. At least when it comes to dirt. I knew something was awry in my garden, when, by my Garden Open House, I was explaining to people that my seedlings were so small because I started them a little later than usual this year. We did have a bitterly cold …

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In Case You Were Wondering About My Bees

They are doing great, thanks. And the honey is almost here. My efforts this past winter with maple syrup making were a total bust (read about how I got into it here).  After long hours of finding trees to even tap, trudging through snow to retrieve the heavy buckets full …

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Learning From The Dirt

I am practicing patience this week.  Today a sunny, early spring day (we are off to a slow start in the notheast!),  I headed straight to my garden.  See, I have big plans for my micro farm this year: new greenhouse, new raised beds, a real, productive system for growing my …

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Seasonal Eating: Summer Tomatoes

Have you grown tomatoes this year?  I have never had such an abundant season of these luscious ruby and sunshine hued fruits.  I always plant a variety of large, medium and cherry tomatoes, but this year some tomato seeds survived the winter in my soil and those grew too. I …

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