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Catching Up and Thriving

Catching Up and Thriving

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About two weeks ago, I blogged about Herbal Blends and an upcoming event to be held at the USBG. At that time I promised you a recipe using an herbal blend. Since then I have been to Greece and back and am finally posting the recipe for you. I fully intended to post the recipe and write a bit about the USBG event, however the Greek gods intervened and we had no internet at the villa where the Holistic Herbal Mediterranean cooking class was held. I will report on the vegetative wonders on the isle of Syros next, however first I want to post the recipe for Cream Cheese with Herbes de Provence and Garlic and tell you about the awesome exhibit at our national botanic garden.

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The Great Garlic Harvest

The Great Garlic Harvest

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The lone scape standing gave me the sign to pull out the spading fork. The Great Garlic Harvest was ready to begin.

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QUESTION: Why do my peppers droop and wilt?

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One by one I'm watching my pepper plants droop and wilt no matter how much watering is done.  They've just started to fruit.  Is this condition caused by a soil virus or insect?  This...

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Garlic Bulb Types

Garlic Bulb Types

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Extra Tip: If you find yourself face-to-face with a vampire (and you don't want to be), all garlic works equally well in this situation.

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Containing Potatoes

Containing Potatoes

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I fantasized about placing it strategically on my front lawn. My crops would never be prouder and the neighbors would drool with envy. One look at the price tag and I was over it.

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These Babies are Fun to Grow

These Babies are Fun to Grow

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The growing trend toward container vegetables has produced some new options for small-space gardening, like these Garden Babies.

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How Do You Know When to Harvest Sweet Corn?

How Do You Know When to Harvest Sweet Corn?

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The day will come when you'll find yourself looking up at corn stalks which are now taller than you and wondering if the time is right to snap those ears off for tonight's dinner.

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Let  Worms Till Your Garden Beds

Let Worms Till Your Garden Beds

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I was chatting today about composting with a dear gardening friend when the subject of tilling came up...

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The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

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If you've never grown vegetables in raised beds before, I promise that once you do, you'll be spoiled for the rest of your gardening life.

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QUESTION: Wild Grape Vines

QUESTION: Wild Grape Vines

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Does anyone know a way to get rid of & totally kill wild grape vine? I cut them way back and used industrial-strength Roundup, but they are still sprouting new shoots.

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Another Improved Meyer Lemon Tree in Suburbia

Another Improved Meyer Lemon Tree in Suburbia

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While I'm not a masterful fruit grower, I manage to successfully harvest the ones in my yard. And this year, suburbia has one more Improved Meyer lemon tree.

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Structured Salads are Super for Supper

Structured Salads are Super for Supper

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Structured salads are an easy way to use garden-fresh veggies and herbs. Besides being fun to make, these salads help stretch your creativity and grocery budget at the same time.

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Chefs From Across the Nation Gather at the White House Kitchen Garden

Chefs From Across the Nation Gather at the White House Kitchen Garden

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On Friday, June 4, 2010, over 500 chefs from 38 states gathered at the White House by invitation of the first lady, Michelle Obama in support of her Chefs on the Move initiative.

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Make Room for Moon and Stars and Golden Midget Watermelon

Make Room for 'Moon and Stars' and 'Golden Midget' Watermelon

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These are the two heirloom watermelons in my garden this year.

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How Do You Choose Which Tomato Varieties to Grow?

How Do You Choose Which Tomato Varieties to Grow?

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So many heirloom tomatoes; so little space.

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Grow a Cold Soup Garden

Grow a Cold Soup Garden

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A chilly bowl of cold soup is the perfect way to beat the summer heat. Just about any sturdy vegetable can be turned into a refreshing meal on a sizzling hot day.

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Releasing Ladybugs into the Garden

Releasing Ladybugs into the Garden

The idea is too keep them in the fridge for a short amount of time, not banish them to Siberia.

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A Visit to the Green Farmacy Garden

A Visit to the Green Farmacy Garden

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Dr. Jim Duke's Green Farmacy Garden is an outdoor learning classroom filled with herbs, flowers, vegetables--all of which help to keep us healthy.

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DIY Food Scrap Digester/Composter

DIY Food Scrap Digester/Composter

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Here's an easy to make pest-proof food scrap digester/composter.

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Organic Fertilizer Sources for the Garden

Organic Fertilizer Sources for the Garden

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Here's a list of some organic fertilizers that you may want to have on hand.

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