Category Archives: Garden

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Fallen apples and green tomatoes? Use them up in Green Tomato Chutney.

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It’s the end of the gardening season and the tomatoes are finished. Despite the wonderful fall we’re having the green tomatoes refuse to ripen. This week I gathered them up, and along with some windfall apples, made a batch of Green Tomato Chutney. Continue reading

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Calendula & Plantain Salve

Don’t pull out all those weeds, leave some to help attract the beneficial insects that your vegetables need. Learn how to use some of them to make a healing calendula & plantain salve. Continue reading

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The drying days of summer.

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It’s a busy time of year for gardeners with a bounty of vegetables to be picked, but don’t forget the herbs! Dry some now for enjoying through the winter. Continue reading

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It’s not too late to plant; here are 7 vegetables you can plant in August.

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It’s summer, and gardeners are dealing with a cornucopia of fruit and veggies, but don’t forget to plant a few seeds to extend the season. Here’s a list of 7 seeds to plant in August for harvesting in the fall. Continue reading

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It’s Garlic Time!

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It’s tricky business, knowing when to harvest garlic, Read my post about when and how to lift garlic and cure it for winter storage. Continue reading

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Taking the sting out of nettles!

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Stinging nettles may seem like an odd choice of plant to grow, but there’s more to it than it’s sting. Read the post to discover the health benefits for our bodies and our soil. Learn how to dry the leaves to make a nutritious tea. Continue reading

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The Full Buck Moon – Newsletter No 3.

I’m not sure if it’s a buck or a doe that’s been visiting my garden at night, but Buck Moon seems a very fitting name for the July Full Moon this year. Read about the night time visitors to my garden, some welcome, some not so much… Continue reading

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5 easy recipes using garlic scapes.

Looking for some easy and great tasting recipes for using garlic scapes? Here are five of my favourites. Continue reading

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Sweet dreams are made from chamomile.

Chamomile is one of the easiest herbs to grow in your garden. It’s also incredibly simple to harvest and dry the flowers for a cup of calming chamomile tea. Continue reading

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5 Reasons to grow dandelions in your lawn.

Once you get to view the lowly dandelion as something other than a weed, you’ll be happy to have this tenacious perennial in your garden.

Here are 5 good reasons to let them grow in your lawn and gardens. Continue reading

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