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Pickled Garlic is a Perfect Present

Pickled Garlic is a Perfect Present

Instead of going with ordinary gifts for the holidays, make something special. Even if you’re not a whiz in the kitchen, you can whip up this delicacy with just four ingredients.

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Early December Garden to Kitchen

Early December Garden to Kitchen

We have had a mild autumn/winter season thus far in my zone 7 Maryland garden. Still able to do chores in the garden and bring in bounty to create warming seasonal dishes. Time for harvesting whatever is still available, cleaning up the garden, last-minute planting, getting ready for the holidays and wood chores. What are you up to in your garden and kitchen?

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How to “Grow” Black Garlic

How to “Grow” Black Garlic

If you saw a head of black garlic would you think it was garlic gone bad or would you eat it up?

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Stock Up on Garlic Scapes Now

Stock Up on Garlic Scapes Now

While farmers markets will be filled with fresh produce through the gardening season, some items have a limited run. Look for garlic scapes at markets now and grab a bunch to enjoy this season and through the winter.

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Have you planted your garlic yet?

Have you planted your garlic yet?

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It's that time of year again... as the leaves begin to fall, it is time to think about getting your garlic bed ready to plant. It is so worthwhile to grow your own because there is such a vast array of types to choose from, which you just cannot get at the grocery store. I personally prefer hardnecks over softnecks, although I always grow some of each for their flavor and for storage.

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July in the Garden

July in the Garden

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Summer is full on and the garden is growing in leaps and bounds. Here in Maryland, we have had pretty great weather--our days have been in the upper 80s rather than the usual 90s and so I can't...

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Gardeners Dig Country Living

Gardeners Dig Country Living

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Fans of the country lifestyle flock together every year to celebrate a simpler way of life. The fair in Rhinebeck, N.Y., in early June offered vegetable gardeners something old, something new, something edible that’s blue.

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Fast Growing Greens Ready to Eat

Fast Growing Greens Ready to Eat

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If you planted a container of garlic indoors in early November, the first batch of greens is ready for harvest. Here are 10 ways to use these inexpensive herbs to add flavor to your Thanksgiving menu.

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Fire Cider Vinegar

Fire Cider Vinegar

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This elixir is well known amongst herbalists, created by Rosemary Gladstar, and has been made by many of us for years now. December 6 was World Fire Cider Vinegar Day. Check out this easy recipe--I make this every fall after I harvest my horseradish--to use throughout the winter months for a general tonic and to help fight colds and flu.

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Garlic Scapes are a Savory Signal

Garlic Scapes are a Savory Signal

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The tall flower stalks that shoot up from the center of a garlic plant are a delicious signal for gardeners. Here’s how to put these tender stalks to good use.

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Bringing in the Alliums

Bringing in the Alliums

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Right now, we are rich in alliums. In the past few weeks, we have been curing the alliums--garlic, onions and shallots--which we harvested about three weeks or so ago. It is important to cure and store these bulbs so you don't lose your crop to mold or rot.

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All About Garlic

All About Garlic

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Most vegetable gardeners and cooks love garlic. If you haven't grown it before but would like to, now's the time to start learning the basics and order seed garlic for planting this fall. By this time next year you'll be proudly showing off your crop to friends and family, and using to prepare delicious recipes.

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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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Celebrate National Garlic Month

Celebrate National Garlic Month

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April is National Garlic Month and you can celebrate in two ways: in the garden and in the kitchen.

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Cheap and Easy Winter Greens

Cheap and Easy Winter Greens

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Growing your own garlic greens during the winter is an inexpensive way to feed two needs at once: a gardener’s need for growing and a cook’s need for something tasty.

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A Stir-Fry Garden

A Stir-Fry Garden

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You probably don't grow rice or ginger or make your own tofu, but you can grow a lot of veggies that are perfect for stir-frying.

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Harvesting Garlic

Harvesting Garlic

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Getting garlic out of the ground is fairly simple. The key to full-flavored, long-lasting bulbs is knowing when to harvest and how to handle the bulbs so they will keep for a long time.

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Extend Your Gardening Season Beyond Frost by Growing Produce that Keeps

Extend Your Gardening Season Beyond Frost by Growing Produce that Keeps

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If you grow winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes, garlic, and hot peppers, you effectively extend your gardening season well into the fall and winter.

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Garlic as an Herbal Medicine

Garlic as an Herbal Medicine

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Garlic has a more practical side that you may not be aware of and it just might be the information you need to push you over the proverbial edge to plant some in your garden this year.

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Using Baby Garlic (Green Garlic)

Using Baby Garlic (Green Garlic)

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Baby garlic (green garlic) is young garlic that is harvested and used in cooking before it has a chance to grow up.

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