Tip for working with hot peppers…

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The peppers are finally staring to fruit.  Try coating your fingers with cooking oil (or put on gloves) before you cut into hot peppers so the heat doesn’t radiate into your skin.  Fingers will be slippery so use extreme caution when cutting them.  Also note the heat from them might be inhaled inadvertently so take… Read more »

Too many cucumbers? Try this recipe…

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This is the cucumber bed before lots of rain and sun, remember these were sprouted from seeds.  And then the after photo is just 2 months later… …   So what do you do with all of those cucumbers?? Try this great recipe for Refrigerator Pickles ~ Authentic Amish Refrigerator Pickles~ ~Ready to eat in 24… Read more »

Happy Peas…

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The rain has been great for the garden.  Everything has been growing well, a bit too well and kind of crazy so we had to come up with solutions on the fly.      Getting the peas a larger area to grow meant arching the trellis.  This worked out well as the heavily harvested spinach… Read more »

Advancements in critter guard…

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In the interest of full disclosure, the first efforts to keep the critters away failed miserably so we went back to the drawing board. I like looking around at things hoping new ideas will jump out at me and sure enough…I found an interesting application at KC ReStore, these are re-purposed wall paper holders wrapped… Read more »

Into the dirt…

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After the seedlings were getting to tall for all of the containers I had them in and the peas needed some support, into the ground they went.  We put fall leaves into these raised beds then just add a garden soil mix with compost right on top.  The worms job is to keep the dirt… Read more »

Getting the Garden ready for Spring

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Check out this tip for warming up those garden beds early…http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/gardening/warm-garden-soil-up-early-planting/ If anyone has some other great ideas for starting seedlings, building raised garden beds, or tips for early planting, please share them here.