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JULY Seed Planting Guide for the US by Region

Thrilled to share our recent SEED PLANTING GUIDE
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Added by Marianne Smith on June 29, 2015 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Lots of color in the kitchen! Beet Hummus, Grilled Kohlrabi Chips, and Zucchini Pancakes

My first time having success growing banana peppers! I love 'em in sandwiches and on pizza so every year I plan to put them up as pickled peppers. Usually my plants produce a single pepper at a time, though, so I add them to Layered Summer Vegetable Appetizer (recipe here: http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com/2013/08/layered-summer-veggie-appetizer.html ) and dream of making pickles. Earlier this week I had… Continue

Added by Kirsten Madaus on June 28, 2015 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Katia on Seasonal Eating and Fresh Herb Popsicles

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on June 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Crayfish,Do you konw ?

Crayfish (scientific name: Procambarus clarkii): also known as crayfish, red crayfish and freshwater crayfish. The shape of a shrimp and a hard shell. Adult body length of about 5.6~11.9 cm, dark red, part of the shell is nearly black, the back of the abdomen has a wedge of stripes. Young shrimp body is a uniform gray, sometimes with a black ripple. Long narrow. Mesh like crustacean central gap is not separated, with obvious shell particles. The amount of lateral spine or Kendo sword tip…

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Added by Dylan on June 25, 2015 at 4:19am — No Comments

Kirsten dreams of beet greens, fat carrots and sweet black raspberries**

My eyes lit up when I spied the beet greens descending into my crate at farm share pick up this week. The greens were attached to beets [which I tolerate] and as soon as I got home & took a photo I quickly cut them off and stored them separately. Greens last longer when…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on June 21, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Sometime great meals don't make it onto the blog, and sometimes non-farm share recipes do.

I consider it a personal challenge to use or put up the contents of the CSA farm share box before the next pick up. We get a large share and some weeks it's a breeze (hello, August) while other times of the year it can be arduous (hello, June). I find it particularly hard…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on June 14, 2015 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Home Invaders: Getting Rid of Household Pests

With the arrival of warmer days, many of us struggle with persistent and uninvited guests, namely ants, cockroaches and mice. They begin to collect the food for the winter, and our home is their favourite destination.

Cockroaches

The cockroaches in…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on June 11, 2015 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

DIY Study Group: Botany 101

Hello all,



A few years back, I organized a DIY permaculture study group, for serious students who couldn't afford an official course. It was great fun, we all learned a lot, and I enjoyed the way that leading the group challenged me in my own studies. Now I am interested in doing the same thing for botany!



I am an avid learner, and a total plant geek. I didn't go to college, so all of my education has been at home-- with good books, web resources, and self-made homework,… Continue

Added by Calamity Jane on June 7, 2015 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Summer Water

            The Pacific Northwest is defined by our relationship with water; we have two seasons—cool and wet and warm and dry. Settlement is along rivers and our summers are cooled by the sea breeze that sweeps inward in the late afternoons. During wet winters, we may not see the sun or moon for months, but we enjoy hunkering down under the sheltering clouds, walking home in the misty dark. Then, one day, somewhere between Memorial Day and the Forth of July, the rains stop. The clouds…

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Added by Charlyn on June 7, 2015 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Cherries & Strawberries, Mustard Greens & Garlic Scapes, and School's Out . . . for Summer!

Our days are alternating between unseasonably cool--love!--and surprisingly hot--not acclimated yet--so eating has been all over the place. I realized more than being a seasonal eater I am a weather-dependent eater. I don't care if the calendar says June, if it's…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on June 6, 2015 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

The Perfect Starter Kit

Getting started in the Garden and in the Kitchen!…

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Added by Marianne Smith on June 5, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

Young & Green: Meet Stiphany

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on June 5, 2015 at 8:54am — No Comments

Reisling now being served.

Finally got the wine to clear using an age old method...Egg Yolk. One egg yolk did in 7 days what chemicals couldn't do in 21 days. Nice tartness with a clean full apple secondary taste. Very smooth and way too drinkable!? Hefeweizen and Witbier next in the fermenter and on to a 2013 Mosel River grape Reisling.

Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on June 4, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

Greens, Greens, Greens on the Grill? Our 10th CSA Season begins!

My title should be no surprise to anyone who eats seasonally. It seems with the exception of strawberries, radishes, and garlic that Spring means green foods.…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 31, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Time Out for Weeding

I once planted pokeweed. Deliberately. What was I thinking?

I'd idealistically transplanted a bunch of milkweed from a frontage road to a new butterfly garden when I came across what looked like a different type of milkweed. I didn't notice that it wasn't actually milkweed right away,…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 25, 2015 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Young & Green: Vanessa, a gem of Learn It Grow It Eat It

You’re reading Young & Green, the group blog written by participants of GrowNYC’s Youthmarket. This network of urban farm stands is operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and supplies communities throughout NYC with…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on May 22, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

First Garden Harvest--Chive Blossoms

It's funny how the internet can affect your behavior (and not the grand time suck that my FB page sometimes is--I start sharing new recipes and lose hours). No, I'm talking about how I can be exposed to a new…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on May 17, 2015 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Homemade Insecticides 101

Unwanted insects are just part of nature, as gardeners we have to deal with them on a regular basis. While many people resort to harsh chemicals to control their pest population, some of us know that there’s a better way - making organic insecticides from everyday items in our home. When preventative measures…

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Added by AliLawrence on May 14, 2015 at 9:50am — No Comments

Should You Hire an Interior Decorator to Prepare Your House as a Filming Location?

There are other filming locations whose owner hires a decorator to prepare the house for marketing. Is this really necessary? Well there are some who go through all these trouble just to make their houses fit for filming use. However, there are some who don’t and are just settled with the simplicity their place shows or at least their own decorating talents.



Now, you may be more torn between these two possibilities: whether to go for a decorator or not. If you are marketing your… Continue

Added by Paul Flowers on May 13, 2015 at 11:40pm — No Comments

The secret of Homemade Brewing

Although we live in time of great production and industrialization where every single product that we could possibly need we can find at a very affordable price, there are still some things that are best done by yourself. Beer also undergoes this general rule. Today, you can find almost any beer virtually anywhere and at a very affordable price still; there is no man alive who hasn’t at least once dreamt about trying to brew his own beer.…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on May 13, 2015 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

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