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Midsummer Garden Harvest

Midsummer Garden Harvest

Today is the first day of August, also recognized as Lammas Day (which is the celebration of the wheat harvest in parts of the Northern Hemisphere where English is traditionally spoken)and we are well into the summer gardening season. Every year by this time, the weeds are in fierce competition with the crops--sometimes even bigger than the crops. However, I did manage to harvest the root crops last week when we were in the fourth quarter root moon. Look at my onions and potatoes. Zukes and cukes are coming in fast and furious and need to be picked everyday.

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It’s Potato Planting Time

It’s Potato Planting Time

If you haven’t eaten a homegrown potato, you don’t know what a real potato tastes like. Spring’s the time to plant potatoes in the vegetable garden. Here’s everything you need to get your potato crop off to a good start.

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Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style

Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style

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Summertime and the living is easy--supper time involves as little cooking as possible--and preparing something simple with garden produce. Here is a recipe for an easy salad, Nicoise-style, using whatever you have on hand.

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How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Bag

How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Bag

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Potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Even if you don’t have a large garden, you can grow potatoes in a 30-gallon trash bag.

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Grow Some Spuds in Your Duds

Grow Some Spuds in Your Duds

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One California mom has found a unique way to get her kids to eat their vegetables.

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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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Home-Grown Potatoes!

Home-Grown Potatoes!

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My fellow gardeners we are looking March square in the eye and I, for one, am getting itchy.

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Control Colorado Potato Beetle with a Mix of Strategies

Control Colorado Potato Beetle with a Mix of Strategies

The Colorado potato beetle has become resistant to a number of commercial pesticides. Fortunately, there are physical, horticultural, and biological controls to choose from. Most likely, a mix of strategies will be most effective.

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Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

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This basic recipe can be served as mashed potatoes or used to prepare other Irish side dishes: root vegetable mash, colcannon, and champ.

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