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Grow Ghost Peppers for Heat and Flavor

Grow Ghost Peppers for Heat and Flavor

Bhut Jolokia, also called the Ghost Pepper, is one of the hottest peppers in the world. At more than 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units, vegetable gardeners are warned to be careful growing, handling, and eating them.

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September Garden Harvest

September Garden Harvest

Well the late September garden is full of chiles as well as herbs to harvest and preserve... that's what I've been doing the past few days. And the annual flowers are blooming their hearts out--getting the last of the calendula flower heads and gathered the nasturtiums for a lovely, peppery vinegar. I also sowed some lettuce seeds, cold-weather spinach, cilantro,kale and radishes; I am not sure whether they will germinate and produce before the cold weather sets in, though I decided to take a chance. If they do germinate, I'll be covering them with floating row cover for sure.

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Last Day of Summer

Last Day of Summer

Today is the last day of summer and tomorrow heralds the autumnal equinox. The summer garden is definitely looking like fall is in the air. See what my zone 7 Maryland garden looks like and what I'm harvesting and preserving.

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Small Batch Fermentation Made Simple

Small Batch Fermentation Made Simple

Fermenting is the age-old method for preserving fruits and vegetables and making pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi and more. Here's a DIY fermenting kit to help vegetable gardeners get started with small batches of tasty, healthy foods.

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A Celebration of Heirloom Vegetables

A Celebration of Heirloom Vegetables

The National Heirloom Expo, billed as The World's Pure Food Fair, wrapped up three days of celebrating the entire heirloom industry. Here's a taste of what you missed.

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Container Garden Pepper Roundup for 2016

Container Garden Pepper Roundup for 2016

This gardening season I grew seven different kinds of peppers in the container garden on my patio. Here’s the annual roundup to consider for next gardening season.

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DeBaggio Herb Farm and Nursery

DeBaggio Herb Farm and Nursery

Last, though not least, I want to write about the last herb farm that we visited on our IHA field trip, DeBaggio Herb Farm and Nursery. Although they are closed for the season, they weeded their gardens and opened up for us to visit.

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