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Meet Botanical Illustrator Susan Rubin

Meet Botanical Illustrator Susan Rubin

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Have you ever admired the beautiful botanical illustrations featured on Botanical Interests' vegetable and herb seed packets? Here’s your chance to get to know one of the artists.

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Totally Free Online Vegetable Garden Planners

Totally Free Online Vegetable Garden Planners

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As far as I can tell, we're all going to need a leg up. Here's where a cheat sheet comes in handy.

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Recipes featuring Pulses

Recipes featuring Pulses

Having been a vegetarian for over 40 years, I have a large repertoire of recipes featuring legumes: beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas, etc. I have written a number of recipes using them in various blogs over the years. Here is an unpublished favorite for Tortilla Pie and links to seven recipes with pulses.

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Grow Beans in this Years Garden

Grow Beans in this Year's Garden

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In my last post I wrote about pulses being the international crop of the year and said that i would talk about some beans to grow and sources for a variety of beans. Here's a few that I have grown... and new ones for this growing season.

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International Year of Pulses

International Year of Pulses

I love beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas and eat them probably at least five times a week. The aforementioned are commonly known as pulses. These crops have been chosen to be featured foods to be celebrated for the year of 2016--read all about it!

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Miracle Fruit Party Fools Taste Buds and Guests

Miracle Fruit Party Fools Taste Buds and Guests

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Everyone knows what it’s like to take a big bite from a lemon or a lime. But if you eat a 'Synsepalum dulcificum' berry first, you'll taste a real miracle.

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Vegetable and Herb Seeds for Valentine’s Day

Vegetable and Herb Seeds for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your favorite gardener some love. Candy is nice, but these seeds are sweeter.

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Nominate a School Garden for The Seed Keeper Project

Nominate a School Garden for The Seed Keeper Project

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The Seed Keeper Project is recognizing school gardens across the country, and your school garden could be a big winner. During the next five weeks, you can nominate any school garden in your state to win a prize package to help encourage kids to keep planting, growing, and eating their vegetables.

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8 Reasons to Plant Vegetable Starts Instead of Seeds

8 Reasons to Plant Vegetable Starts Instead of Seeds

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Plant starts are not cheap when compared to seed packets, but they can be well worth it!

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How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin

How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin

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Remember the first time you laid eyes on a giant pumpkin? This could be your year.

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Gardeners Dig Flower and Garden Shows

Gardeners Dig Flower and Garden Shows

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The season is almost here – the flower and garden show season, that is. There’s always so much to see, do and smell that it takes planning to get it all done. Here are tips for making the most of your time at the show.

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Capsicum, Herb of the Year 2016

Capsicum, Herb of the Year 2016

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The International Herb Association has chosen Capsicum as Herb of the Year for 2016. I am a confessed chilehead and have been perusing seed catalogs for my favorite chiles, as well as for new selections (or new to me) to feature in this year's garden beds. See my favorites--and why they are thus so. Here's to a hot and spicy year ahead!

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Let’s Celebrate the International Year of Legumes

Let’s Celebrate the International Year of Legumes

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Legumes are such an important food crop, the United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Legumes. Join us in celebrating these important plants and their fruits by adding more peas, beans and clovers to your vegetable garden.

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Seedsheet’s Remarkable Growth

Seedsheet’s Remarkable Growth

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Seedsheet started last year with the seed of an idea and a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Vegetable gardeners responded to make the Seedsheet a big success.

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Hoshigaki: The Art of Drying Persimmons

Hoshigaki: The Art of Drying Persimmons

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Last blog post, I wrote about the gift of persimmons with a recipe for persimmon mousse and a smoothie. My daughter Lucie has a persimmon tree in her backyard and after harvesting them, decided to preserve them by drying. Check out the beauty of this ancient food preservation technique... and art form!

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Pick a Vegetable Growing Resolution for 2016

Pick a Vegetable Growing Resolution for 2016

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Happy New Gardening Year to you! It’s normal to be both excited and overwhelmed at the prospect of planning and planting a new vegetable garden. Instead of making a long list of vegetable growing resolutions, why not just pick one of these?

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When to Harvest Vegetables

When to Harvest Vegetables

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We realize that at some point our bounty need to be harvested. But when?

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A Gift of Persimmons

A Gift of Persimmons

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A few weeks ago, my daughter Lucie sent me a box of 'Hachiya' persimmons grown in her backyard in California. These sweet, delectable fruits are truly a gift--and my anticipation built as they ripened. See how to make an easy, elegant persimmon mousse with just three ingredients!

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Cole Play: Crops for Winter Gardening

Cole Play: Crops for Winter Gardening

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Let me tell you, we are eating some greens here in Maryland. We've had an extremely mild winter here in the Mid-Atlantic East Coast, so the cole crops, brassicas are just honking in the garden. Floating row cover truly extends the winter growing season and I am an advocate of it. It also keeps the ever-present grazing deer and rabbits from beating me to the harvest. Here are a few inspired and delectable dishes that I have prepared from the bounty.

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Edible Gifts from the Vegetable Garden

Edible Gifts from the Vegetable Garden

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If you’re looking for some simple last-minute gifts for the holiday season, look no farther than your vegetable or herb garden. Dried herbs, peppers and winter produce are edible gifts that are especially appreciated this time of year.

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