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7 Best Recipes for Swiss Chard

7 best recipes for swiss chard

You’ve grown it…now what to do with it? Here are 7 of my favorite recipes for swiss chard. These recipes will help you use the swiss chard you are growing in your garden or get in your CSA basket but aren’t quite sure how to use. Winter Minestrone Soup – I substitute lots of chopped […]

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Garden Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta

Garden Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta

When I have a lot of garden-fresh Roma tomatoes and basil, this is our one of our favorite ways to eat them. Dinner comes together quickly and you can’t beat the flavor of home-grown tomatoes! 3-4 T. extra virgin olive oil (divided) 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 white onion, diced 12 Roma tomatoes, seeded and […]

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Learn More About Growing Asparagus

Six Things to Know Before You Plant Asparagus

Unlike most vegetables, asparagus is a perennial, meaning it lives for more than two seasons. It takes a couple of years to mature before you can harvest and enjoy it, but it lasts for many years. Asparagus stalks increase in circumference and number over time — it definitely gets better with age. 1. Understand the […]

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Labeling Trees: The Last Step in Planting

The one thing you must do when you plant a tree

Once you’ve planted it, don’t forget to label your tree. You planted the right tree in the right location, well done! Don’t forget to label your tree, it’s the last (but often overlooked) step when you plant a tree. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links See my disclosure policy for more information. Why should I label my […]

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Five Tips For Growing Broccoli

growing broccoli

Broccoli has been called one of “the world’s healthiest foods” (whfoods.org). Low in calories and high in vitamins, the list of reasons to eat broccoli is long and would take pages to explain. President Thomas Jefferson loved broccoli, and planted imported seeds from Italy at his Monticello estate. If you’d like to join Thomas Jefferson, […]

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Growing Cucumbers In Arizona

How to grow cucumbers in Arizona

Growing cucumbers in Arizona can be a challenge. The intense heat of Arizona is often too much for the cucumbers to handle, they dry out, and if they do grow they are often bitter.  Cucumbers grow best with a long warm (but not hot) growing season. To overcome the challenges of growing cucumbers in Arizona […]

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