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Growing Organic Spinach

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  • Planting & Cultural Tips
  • Harvest, Market & Storage Tips
  • Diseases &…
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Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on April 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Onion Marmalade

 

Ingredients


10 Cups slivered sweet onions

2 Cups apple cider vinegar

1 ¼ Cups lights brown sugar

1 Bag cranberries

8 Cups water

6 Cups white sugar

2 Tablespoons fresh grated orange peel…

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Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on April 7, 2011 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Seedling Mistakes

This is cross-posted from my blog www.wolfandfinch.wordpress.com. I am starting a series on the various mistakes I'm making as I set up my urban homestead in Vancouver BC. Lots of fodder as I've started my seedlings!

 

http://wolfandfinch.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/new-post-series-mistakes/

Added by Caitlin Hertzman on April 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Mango Mojito Jam

Ingredients

7  Pounds ripe and green mangos, seeded, peeled, and cut into strips
6  Cups white sugar
6  Cups fresh brewed mint leaf tea
4  Tablespoons lemon zest
1  Cup…
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Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on April 5, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Goat Feta Cheese

Yesterday I made Feta cheese for the first time! Why am I putting it in a gardening blog? Tomatoes! I'm learning now so I can make some in TOMATO SEASON! Goats=cheese + tomatoes= YUM!

I already learned Mozzarella last year and wanted to learn how to make Feta too as I like both these…

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Added by Jannine Cabossel on April 5, 2011 at 1:23am — No Comments

head full of compost, heart full of seeds

**cross post from my blog, Semi-Farmed Kind of Life**

 

This weather is testing my patience, along with a lot of other things in my life. Today it was finally a decent temperature, but in exchange for the warmth, we've had a steady downpour all day. The yard is flooded again, so the sump pump shut itself off again. Not a huge deal for a short period…

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Added by lexirain2001 on April 4, 2011 at 10:37pm — 3 Comments

What are "Hybrid" Seeds?

-by Holly Simpson, High Mowing Organic Seeds' Sales Associate

 

At High Mowing Organic seeds we often get questions concerning our "Hybrid" seeds.

 

Hybridization is a naturally occurring process that happens all the time as plants can potentially get pollinated by…

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Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on April 4, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Banana Jamming

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Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on April 4, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Disaronno Almond Pears



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Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on April 4, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

State of the Garden, Spring 2011

State of the Edible Garden, Spring 2011 by nworbleahcim

Click through to FLICKR to see all the plants tagged.



State of the Edible Garden, Spring 2011, a photo by…
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Added by michael on April 3, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Early plantings and garden cleanup

Oh my!  What a weekend I had.  We were supposed to have gone to Washington DC this weekend as I was registered to run in the Cherry Blossom 10-miler, but we have been going non-stop and decided to stay put this weekend.  That gave me that chance to work on the garden some.  As a result I got quite a bit done.



On Saturday I worked on weeding and tilling up some of the beds a bit.  Hard work for sure.  I had put down compost from my compost bin in the fall, and so the soil is very…

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Added by Janine Roe on April 3, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

The USDA People's Garden Initiative

To me, the USDA has always seemed to be this big, scary entity of bureaucracy. In my mind, they regulated thing like allowing high fructose corn syrup into as many foods as possible, approving "enriched" food items such as flour, and generally putting a stamp of approval on processed foods that are unhealthy and addictive.



But I must give credit where credit is due.  The People's Garden initiative is a good thing.  Encouraging communities to create gardens using sustainable practices… Continue

Added by Sharon & Greg on April 2, 2011 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Hello, Food

“I don’t want chickens in backyards because they’re dirty, and I don’t want to be that personally acquainted with my food,” said council member Jan Robison.



In many urban and suburban communities, residents are starting to take an interest in owning chickens;  backyard chicken ownership is on the upswing.  People are recognizing how easy it is to care for them, the benefits of fresh eggs, free fertilizer and automatic…

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Added by Sharon & Greg on April 2, 2011 at 5:51pm — 2 Comments

My Blog

I'm to busy being homegrown to blog on more than one site but if I could post it here as well I would do so gladly  :)

 

Wild Moon Cottage Blog

Added by Juli on March 31, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Ladies! It's OUR time!-- More Female Farmers Cropping Up.

Check out this fantastic article on NPR regarding  more females croppin' up to lead the modern day farming frontier~

 

http://www.npr.org/2011/03/30/134979252/u-s-sees-more-female-farmers-cropping-up

 

Growing, nurturing, providing and nourishing is such a fundamental aspect of the feminine. Go ladies!

Added by Kristie Nackord on March 31, 2011 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Homemade Fruit Salad

Ingredients

Apples peeled, seeded, and sliced
Pears halved, and seeded
Orange peeled, seeded, and sliced horizontal to look like a flower
Grapes cleaned and washed
Mangoes, peeled, seeded, and sliced
Sugar syrup…
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Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on March 31, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

The seedlings are growing

I've been tending to the tomatoes, peppers and broccoli seedlings in our bedroom the past month.  Yes, perhaps I was a bit eager with starting them, but I don't mind watching them grow.  A little taste of spring perhaps.  Spring just can't get here fast enough.  Anyway, the tomatoes are really starting to get bigger so I needed to upgrade them a bit from their original peat pellets into larger pots.  (Makes me think of that book A Fish Out Of Water).  Anyway, I did that this evening outside…

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Added by Janine Roe on March 30, 2011 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Agrimonia eupatoria

Agrimonia eupatoria





Energy:  slightly bitter, astringent, warm

Properties:  astringent, hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, vulnerary

Constituents:  tannins, bitter glycosides, nicotianic acid, silicic acid, vitamins B and K, iron, cholene, carotene.



Agrimony is an herb that partially works by creating balance.  Agrimony doesn't necessarily just ease tension or increase tone as much as it will set the course for…

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Added by Erica L Kroll on March 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Boone St. Baltimore Urban Garden (Week 2) // Experimental Three Sisters Planting

 



Last Saturday 3/26 was week two at Boone St. garden. We tilled!

 

For an introduction and background about Boone St. urban garden in the Greenmount West neighborhood of Baltimore City:…

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Added by Aliza Ess on March 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Radish Pickles Sweet & Hot

Mud Pies to Sticky Buns



Radish Pickles 
Every week I go to the local Auction to buy produce from the…
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Added by Mud Pies to Sticky Buns on March 30, 2011 at 12:29pm — 3 Comments

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