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The Blooms in June

The Blooms in June

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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

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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

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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.”

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Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

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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

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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.

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Seeds and the Art of Hitchhiking

Seeds and the Art of Hitchhiking

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

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Wild Bergamot or Purple Bee Balm   (Monarda fistulosa)

Wild Bergamot or Purple Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)

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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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Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

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I've written about Monarda in past posts, when it was in bloom in my garden. However, you needn't wait until it is in bloom--right now it is about two feet tall and the leaves are not only gorgeous--they are delicious! Read on to see how to use beebalm for both food and drink.

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Meet Tara Nolan, Raised Bed Revolutionary

Meet Tara Nolan, Raised Bed Revolutionary

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Tara Nolan knows how to raise the profile of a traditional vegetable garden into something special. Her new book leads the charge for gardeners wanting to join the "Raised Bed Revolution."

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Finding Delight in a Cold and Soggy Spring

Finding Delight in a Cold and Soggy Spring

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Usually in Maryland as Memorial Day approaches, I have pretty much put in tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and basil, temps are in the 70s and 80s and I'm wearing summer clothes. Not so this spring! It has been rainy and downright cold--my peppers and tomatoes are out there in a pout--and I'm wearing long sleeves, hoodie, socks and boots! What is spring like in your garden?

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New Recipe Ideas for Garden Vegetables

New Recipe Ideas for Garden Vegetables

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At a recent vegetable gardening event, guests sampled a variety of recipes meant to stretch a gardener’s creativity and a food lover’s palate. Here are new ways to enjoy some of your favorite garden vegetables, with a twist.

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Vegetable Garden Planner for Confusing Climates

Vegetable Garden Planner for Confusing Climates

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Have you ever wondered when to start your vegetable seeds indoors? Puzzled over when to plant the spring or fall vegetable garden? Then Clyde’s Garden Planner is the tool for you.

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Botanizing in the Ozarks

Botanizing in the Ozarks

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I'm here again in the Ozarks--one of my favorite places for herborizing. This weekend there will be a Wild Weeds hike and Medicinal Herb Seminar at the Ozark Folk Center for those of you who want to learn more about our wild plants and their virtues.

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Take a Tour of Baker Creeks Spring Planting Festival

Take a Tour of Baker Creek's Spring Planting Festival

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Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds celebrated its 16th annual Spring Planting Festival in style. Thousands of vegetable gardeners spent May 1 and 2 shopping for heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs to signal the start of the 2016 vegetable gardening season.

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Stinging Nettles

Stinging Nettles

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Last weekend, while botanizing along the White River in the Ozarks, we found many plants along the trail and came upon a large stand of healthy nettles. So armed with gloves, knives and pruners, we harvested a large amount of nettles which we brought home to cook down for a lovely mess a’ greens and we used the trimmings to make a nettle tincture.

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Green Garlic

Green Garlic

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Green Garlic is a gourmet delight. You can't really have it unless you grow it--or live near a garlic farmer who thins it in the spring or brings it to farmers' market. These delightful early garlics are delicious and easy to prepare and are well worth growing or seeking out.

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How to Choose Tomatoes for your Garden

How to Choose Tomatoes for your Garden

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It’s safe to say there are more kinds of tomatoes to plant this year than ever before. With so many old heirlooms, new cultivars and special hybrids on the market these days, how can a vegetable gardener decide what to plant?

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Cabbage en Escabeche

Cabbage en Escabeche

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I've been traveling around the country giving lectures on Capsicum, Herb of the Year 2016. When I do cooking demos, I often prepare one of my favorite and most delicious recipes: Cabbage en Escabeche. I have had many requests for the recipe so here it is.

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How to Grow Cabbage Creatively

How to Grow Cabbage Creatively

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Think cabbage is just for growing in big gardens? Think again. Cabbage plants can a new dimension to ornamental plantings.

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How to Plant for Pollinators

How to Plant for Pollinators

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Celebrate National Lawn Care Month by replacing some of your lawn with pollinator-friendly plants. Lawns are nice, but some of that space could be used to attract needy pollinators to your landscape.

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