Sometimes you think there won’t be a garden. Winter wouldn’t end this year. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve planted and re-planted beans and cucumbers and carrots and chard because of those blasted critters. And then it happens . . .
What is late blight?
The weather here in NEPA has been cooler than normal. Instead of the hazy-hot-and-humid-chance-of-an-afternoon-thunderstorm weather typical for July, we’ve had mild days with cool nights great for sleeping, along with a fair share of rain. And that’s the perfect prescription for the spread of the the pathogen Phytophthora infestans, better known as late blight.Continue Reading
I’m fairly new to kohlrabi. I don’t know what took me so long to start growing this brassica, because I love it! Kohlrabi reminds me of the stem of broccoli, only crisper, more refreshing, and a bit milder. I used a recent harvest of kohlrabi to make slaw, and based it on It’s a Keeper’s recipe for Broccoli Slaw. Seriously, I can’t get enough of this!
The following article is written by Edwin Shank, and his 13 year old son, Wesley. Edwin is one of my farmers, and you can follow both Wesley and his 11 year old brother Roland as they do their morning chores.Continue Reading
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July’s giveaway is really quite the extravaganza! One winner takes it all – gardening, cooking, preserving, foraging and homesteading items galore! The retail value of the package is over $300!Continue Reading