Monthly Archives: May 2013

When to Harvest Lettuce

Picking lettuce at the right time is almost an art. Of course you can enjoy the baby greens of leaf lettuce before the leaves have matured, but how do you know just when to pick mature lettuce before it becomes … Continue reading

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Weeds in Your Garden

Your garden may be your pride and joy, but the sight of weeds invading your precious garden space can definitely ruin your day. When weeds show up, they often come in full-force to relentlessly threaten your garden. Ignoring the weeds … Continue reading

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Endive

Have you ever seen the word “endive” while looking at a recipe and not been sure what that is? Endive is a green, leafy plant that is a member of the chicory family. Although not as common as lettuce or … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fresh Basil Pasta

Fresh Basil Pasta Ingredients: 1/2 lb pasta 1/2 bunch fresh basil, chopped 3 fresh tomatoes, diced 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 4 tablespoons crumbled Feta cheese 1/2 teaspoon oregano … Continue reading

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All about… Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce

Black Seeded Simpson lettuce is definitely a favorite of many gardeners. This heirloom lettuce offers both beauty and fantastic taste. The leaves of the Black Seeded Simpson are large, light green, and somewhat crumpled. This reliable lettuce is also resistant … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Some people complain that Brussels Sprouts have a mushy texture and unpleasant taste when cooked. This recipe, however, brings out the best in this delicious veggie and isn’t mushy at all. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts 1 pound fresh Brussels Sprouts 2-3 … Continue reading

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Using Garden Thinnings

If you have had to “thin out” seedlings from the garden to give stronger plants more room to grow, it can be a bit sad to just toss them out. Instead of wasting thinnings, there are a few things you … Continue reading

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New Products for 2013

We’ve been getting some new seeds in for 2013, and we wanted to share some of them with you! We are excited to add these great seeds to Hometownseeds.com, and we hope you will enjoy them! So what’s new? You … Continue reading

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Flowers for Dry Climates

All because you might live in a dry climate doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy gorgeous flowers! There are many kinds of flowers that generally don’t mind dry conditions, and growing these varieties can save on water, time, and money. Plus, … Continue reading

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All about… Lemon Balm

Going along with a recent blog post about attracting butterflies and bees to your garden, Lemon Balm is a plant that bees love. This herb, which is a member of the mint family, can grow up to 2 feet tall … Continue reading

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