Monthly Archives: October 2008

You can be like a pilgrim

Did you know pilgrims brought seeds with them to the New World? Pioneers moving west took their favorite seeds. So why shouldn’t you do it? The way prices are rising in this ridiculous economy who knows what marigolds and zinnias  will cost next spring.     What seeds can you save? I say any you can [...]

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Beauty is dirt deep

Now that we’ve had a killing frost (yes, a sad day for all), people keep asking me about digging out the dahlias. So here goes: From dahlias.com: Digging should be done about two weeks after a killing frost. The plants will turn brown if frosted hard enough. Tubers dug too early are still “green” and [...]

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Don’t put away those gardening gloves just yet

We’ve had some frost, but that doesn’t mean gardening is over for the year. There’s still plenty to do. I’ll share a few from my task list:   You can start by collecting seed pods to store for next year. Marigolds and zinnias are two good choices. Make sure they are dry and then store them [...]

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If it’s green, it’s a pickle

I just knew my mom had green tomato recipes so I dug into her recipe box. I just love going through the old metal box – it brings back tons of memories.   As an aside, my mom taught me to type when I was in fifth grade. We had an old manual typewriter (if [...]

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Green and crispy

So, what do you do with green tomatoes?   I put them in a brown paper bag and until they get ripe, but you could fry them in their green state.   Some people like them; some people don’t. I don’t particularly care for them, but here’s what to do:   Just slice unpared green [...]

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An easy way to stretch summer into winter

  Don’t you wish you could get that fresh tomato flavor in the winter?   You can’t unless you live in the South.   But you can pull out fresh frozen tomatoes to use in soups and sauces.   It doesn’t take much time (most things I do are not time-consuming) but it is worth [...]

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