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Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

Has the unpredictable spring weather got you down? Vegetable gardening can definitely be tricky when it’s beautiful and sunny one day and snowing the next. In situations like this, starting seeds inside is a great way to kick off your … Continue reading

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Kyson Peterson
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Don’t Let Pests Bug Your Garden!

Don’t Let Pests Bug Your Garden!

Don’t Let Pests Bug Your Garden! Although you may love to show your garden off to friends and family, there are definitely some unwanted guests that should stay away from your plants! Many pests threaten to harm your garden and … Continue reading

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Kyson Peterson
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Slow Bolt Cilantro, A Cool Season Herb

Slow Bolt Cilantro, A Cool Season Herb

Cilantro, also known as Coriander, is grown for its distinctly flavored green leaves. This foliage is often used in Mexican and Asian cuisine, and is found in many types of salsa. It adds a fresh, unique taste to recipes. Cilantro … Continue reading

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Brian Allred
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All about… Chantenay Red Core Carrot

All about… Chantenay Red Core Carrot

Chantenay Red Core – Carrot Seeds 68 days Biennial        Contains approximately 1,800 Chantenay Red Core Carrot Seeds Germination: 10-18 days. Plant seeds 1/4-1/2″ deep, spaced 2″ apart. Chantenay Red Core carrots are true to their name, sporting a … Continue reading

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Brian Allred
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3 Benefits Of A Raised Garden Bed

3 Benefits Of A Raised Garden Bed

Raised Bed Gardening, Part 1: The Basics Raised garden beds are a beneficial tool for those who are new to gardening as well as experienced gardeners. Raised beds are appealing because they can make gardening easier as well as lend … Continue reading

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Brian Allred
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Winter Herb Container Gardening

Winter Herb Container Gardening

I will cover herb container gardening, December’s newsletter will have tips and advice for flower container gardening, and January will have vegetable container gardening. Since winter is here it is time to reconsider your gardening. Outdoor gardens may be hard … Continue reading

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Brian Allred
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts 3 tablespoons good olive oil 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Directions 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Continue reading

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Brian Allred
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All about… Swiss Chard, Fordhook Giant

All about… Swiss Chard, Fordhook Giant

Swiss Chard, Fordhook Giant Seeds 50 to 60 days. Package contains approximately 250 Swiss Chard, Fordhook Giant Seeds. Germination: 9 to 12 days at 55 to 70 F. Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep, 6 inches apart with 18 inches in between … Continue reading

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Brian Allred
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October Pumpkin Bread

October Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients * 2 cups all-purpose flour * 2 teaspoons cinnamon * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1/4 teaspoon baking powder * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1 1/2 cups sugar * 1/2 cup Applesauce * 1/4 cup vegetable oil * 3 … Continue reading

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Brian Allred
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Garden Fresh Homemade Salsa

Garden Fresh Homemade Salsa

Brian Allred
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Thyme Zucchini

Thyme Zucchini

Whether you are tired of eating it or not, zucchini plants are hitting their peak of production right about now. Even if you only have one or two zucchini plants in your garden, this summer squash is probably taking over–both … Continue reading

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Brian Allred
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Super Sweet 100 Tomatoes with Soup Recipe

Super Sweet 100 Tomatoes with Soup Recipe

Cherry-type tomatoes are a favorite for many gardeners for various reasons. These bite-sized fruits are ready to eat earlier than large tomatoes. They are also conveniently sized for snacking. And, these little tomatoes are often exceptionally sweet and flavorful.

 

Supersweet 100 tomatoes are known for their extra sweetness and high amount of vitamin C. They grow in clusters and are reminiscent of grapes on the vine. These clusters usually contain 20 tomatoes or more and the vines are quite productive! This particular indeterminate variety grows fruit until the frost which is great to have, rather than a harvest all at once.

Another plus of Supersweet 100 tomatoes is the fact that they are disease resistant

such as Verticillium Wilt and Fusarium Wilt race 1. This variety is easy to grown and the fruits taste great, making them perfect for adding to salads or, of course, just snacking.

A support system is encouraged when growing tomatoes. The next post will be about different types of supports. Keep posted! However, here is a recipe to try for this cold weather.

Recipe:

Soup with Summer Veggies

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped carrots

1 large bell pepper, chopped

1-2 zucchini or other summer squash, cut into cubes

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups fresh tomato, diced

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

3 cups broth of your choice

1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let soup simmer for about 30-45 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Serves 8.

Brian Allred
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