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How to Prevent Bitter Cucumbers

Have you ever brought in fresh from the garden cucumbers, washed and sliced them into a salad only to discover you have bitter cucumbers? Or had a bitter batch right after some sweet and tasty ones? What a disappointment! Many folks believe that certain varieties of cucumbers are naturally bitter, but this may not hold [...]

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Succession Planting for the Home Gardener

More Food than You Thought Possible From Your Current Garden Succession planting is a very old concept that is re-gaining ground with home gardeners everywhere as they discover that there is much more production possible from their garden- no matter the size- than the typical spring planting ending with the fall harvest. Succession planting is [...]

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“The Dirty Life- A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love” by Kristin Kimball

One of the things that I most enjoyed about The Dirty Life is that it is a story about a real woman in today’s world.  She begins as a savvy New York freelance writer, and winds up as a deeply devoted farm wife.  This journey is not something that she consciously chooses in the beginning, [...]

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About Eggplant….

I’ve never liked eggplant. The taste was bitter but past that, remarkably bland with a similar texture. Not that exciting. So I decided to grow some this year.  This is something I recommend against to my customers- “Grow what you like to eat”  is what I advise. My reasons for growing something that I don’t [...]

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Heirloom Red Russian Kale Recipes

  Here are the recipes, please let us know what you think! Either post a comment here or send us an email. Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana Based on a popular restaurant starter soup. INGREDIENTS 1 (16 ounce) package smoked sausage 2 potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices 3/4 cup chopped onion 6 slices bacon 1 1/2 teaspoons [...]

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