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Herbal Harvest: Basil and More...

Herbal Harvest: Basil and More...

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It's that time to gather in the last basil harvest--as well as any other tender herbs--because they will go with the first frost. Here's a few things that I do with an abundance of basil.

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September Garden Harvest

September Garden Harvest

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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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Summer Gardening in the Ozarks

Summer Gardening in the Ozarks

It's hot down here in the Ozarks--really hot and humid--with temps mostly in the high 90s everyday. There has been a good bit of rain, though gardens are thirsty and some are parched if they haven't been watered. However, there is still a great deal of garden bounty to be had.

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5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

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As the year draws to a close, it's time to take a look back at lessons learned in the container vegetable garden. Here are the top five "Best Of" ideas from 2013.

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 Pesto: How to make the real thing!

Pesto: How to make the real thing!

It is the time of year when basil is in abundance. Make pesto to eat on everything from tomatoes and pasta and bruschetta to grilled veggies, seafood or poultry.

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Easy Container-Grown Basil

Easy Container-Grown Basil

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Basil is a versatile herb for creating quick summer meals. Here’s a super-simple sowing method that guarantees fresh basil all season long.

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Herbs for Tea

Herbs for Tea

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I recently gave a program on herbs to grow for tea. Now would be the time to design a tea party garden or plant tea herbs in containers. See the list below for my favorites.

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Homegrown / Homemade Video Recipes

Homegrown / Homemade Video Recipes

Now you can watch all the recipe videos from the Homegrown/Homemade series in one place, and find links to the recipes on FineCooking.com.

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Homegrown / Homemade: Basil

Homegrown / Homemade: Basil

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Whatever kind of basil you grow, pruning keeps your plants bushy and productive. Danielle shows Sarah how to pinch back the basil plants and remove the flowers, then Sarah shows Danielle how to whip up a quick dish: Thai Stir-Fried Chicken with Basil.

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These Basil Varieties Shine in the Kitchen

These Basil Varieties Shine in the Kitchen

If you like to use basil in your cooking, consider growing the ones listed here.

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