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Five Ways to Dry Herbs

Herbs dried from your own garden are a far cry from commercially dried herbs. For one thing, they are fresher—you have no way of knowing how long the herbs have set on the shelf before buying them. Secondly, they taste better because you grew them. This could be a mental effect rather than anything related […]

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Starting Seeds in Float Beds

I have a confession to make: despite being an avid gardener, I am terrible at starting seeds. I have decent luck with seeds that go directly in the ground. However, anything that must be nurtured indoors for weeks before last frost is almost guaranteed to die. I have some theories about why this doesn’t work, […]

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Herbs and the Anatomy of a Salad

The most common questions I get are usually related to the use of fresh herbs. Lots of people have never cooked with them, or even seen them, outside of an occasionally limp piece of parsley on the plate next to their meal at a steak house. Thankfully, people are becoming more and more aware of […]

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Garden Party Friday

A little behind posting what’s going on in the garden this week! Last weekend was so sunny and warm. I got lots of seeds in the ground, including: peas radishes beets carrots spinach lettuce Some of them are already up! I have poppies in bloom all over the garden. I planted the bulbs in the […]

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Garden Party Friday

What’s going on in your garden this week? I took photos of mine and was surprised to see how much was green throughout. This mild winter has been lovely, even if it seems to validate concerns about climate change. I understand all the concerns about late frost as well, but goodness, it does feel good […]

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