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Gardeners Dig Country Living

Gardeners Dig Country Living

Fans of the country lifestyle flock together every year to celebrate a simpler way of life. The fair in Rhinebeck, N.Y., in early June offered vegetable gardeners something old, something new, something edible that’s blue.

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The Culinary Herbal for Vegetable Gardeners

The Culinary Herbal for Vegetable Gardeners

A vegetable garden isn’t complete without a good selection of culinary herbs growing side-by-side. In Susan Belsinger’s new book, VegetableGardener.com’s own flavor artist helps gardeners find ways to grow and preserve 97 flavorful herbs.

posted in: Grow, In the Kitchen
The Blooms in June

The Blooms in June

Tomorrow is the summer solstice--the longest day of the year--and this date heralds the arrival of summer in full swing. We gardeners are diligently tending our pieces of earth, delighting in each bloom or growth spurt and anxiously awaiting the ripening of our summertime bounty.

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Salsa Verde with Wild Weeds

Salsa Verde with Wild Weeds

I thought for sure that I had posted the recipe for making salsa verde with botanicals foraged from in and around the garden, however I can only find my traditional one posted, which contains garden grown herbs and greens. So here is the wild weed version for those of you who requested it.

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Rosies Workwear Ready for Gardening

Rosies Workwear Ready for Gardening

I’d never owned a pair of bib overalls until I heard from Rosies Workwear for Women. These comfortable gardening overalls and coveralls are specially made for any woman who has a “can-do attitude.”

posted in: Grow, Projects
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Yes, it is an invasive plant and garlic mustard grows all over the place--however if you have it, you might as well eat it. It is a nutritious leafy green that tastes like a garlic-flavored green and it is yours for the harvesting.

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Great Gardening Gifts for Fathers Day

Great Gardening Gifts for Father's Day

If the guy in your life spends most of the summer tending the vegetable garden, why not give him a hand? As in hand him a few new gardening tools like these.

posted in: Grow
Seeds and the Art of Hitchhiking

Seeds and the Art of Hitchhiking

Reproduction may be science, but seeds have hitchhiking down to an art.

posted in: Grow, Go Organic
Wild Bergamot or Purple Bee Balm   (Monarda fistulosa)

Wild Bergamot or Purple Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)

Last blog, I wrote about the red-flowered bee balm (Monarda didyma) and promised that I would write about wild bee balm (Monarda fistulosa). So here it is--still green--though it will be covered with lavender blooms in the next month.

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