It's crunch time. Sure, I'm giving plenty of organic vegetables away, but it's time to get serious about eating the last of the crop as well. Besides, I hate wasting food! Especially since food is crazy expensive these days. I love this recipe because it uses up so many of my veggies at the same time like cucumbers, corn, peppers, onions, tomatoes, basil and cilantro. Bursting with flavor, it's also super nutritious.
Well. I became the proud adoptive mother of quadruplets. But sadly, two didn't make it. I'm talking butterflies of course! [What did you have in mind?] Buffalo native and butterfly extraordinaire Chris Kukla filled us in. And we had no idea, none whatsoever what a fun adventure it would be!
This year was excellent for composting. Not only did I reap the benefits of dumping all my compost scraps in the garden, but they did something quite unexpected. Something I was thrilled about.
Sure, we spent a boatload to build our raised beds. But you don't have to. Here's how our Central New York friends, Josh and Beth built raised beds out of pallets for cheap. [Almost nothing!] And guess what.....you can too! Or at least go on their picture journey.
So what are you going to do with all that extra zucchini you have? So yours are growing into vegetable baseball bats too, huh. How about making....
Today we have a special guest blog written by North Buffalo native, Susan Latona. She and her husband Tavie have been gardening for over 14 years! And she's going to share a few of her secrets with us.
Japanese beetles will destroy any garden. And since screaming "die beetle die" doesn't work....Why not try making your own organic pest control powder out of eggshells? Or maybe it's flees, bed bugs, ants, cockroaches or snails and slugs you want to kill? And you'll definitely want to pack some of this stuff before traveling to that next sketchy hotel as a bed bug slayer. [Joking....maybe...hmmm]
Porch, patio or pool side, ceramic pots add that hint of luxury and elegance to any outdoor space. This post is sponsored by Christopher's Garden Center. Keep reading to see how you can win this glazed, hand-formed root beer colored Champa pot. A $75 value!
Rabbits. Deer. Squirrels. They're cute when they're not pounding my tomato plants. And this issue isn't going away any time soon for those of us who garden. What to do? Or better said, what not to do.
I have two Dachshunds so naturally dog poop is a big issue for us. [If this topic totally grosses you out you could just send me a picture of your dog or cat in costume.]
Do you like to start a 3 or 4 course dinner with a small side salad or do you prefer to finish up your meal with one? Or is the salad your main meal with a few add-ons like chicken, beans and cashews? I love this topic as a conversation starter because people usually have pretty strong opinions one way or the other. They either have to begin a meal with a salad or decidedly end their meal with a salad.