July’s Garden

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 . . . Horseradish - In the garden

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Preventing Late Blight in Tomatoes

Organic prevention of late blight in tomatoes

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

Kohlrabi Slaw with Probiotic Options


Kohlrabi Slaw is crisp, refreshing, and mild! A great way to use your garden or CSA produce.

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!

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