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My Easy Ratatouille!

My Easy Ratatouille!

| July 25, 2014 | 6 Replies

My easy ratatouille! That’s what hit me when I studied my early morning harvest of Squash Lemon, Ping Tung Long eggplant, green beans, and tomatoes. I added a leek, garlic cloves (see my Growing Garlic episode of “Late Bloomer”), and purple basil, all of which I grew in my garden. In the mid-1970′s on a trip to California, I […]

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Make it a Learning Experience

Make it a Learning Experience

| July 16, 2014 | Reply

Make it a learning experience is my motto. That’s how I approach every encounter in my garden. From neighbors walking by who want to learn, or have something to teach me, to encountering pests and issues, I’m always on the lookout to absorb or share. I was up late working on a new episode of “Late Bloomer,” and […]

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A Great Resource Makes all the Difference

A Great Resource Makes all the Difference

| July 3, 2014 | Reply

A great resource makes all the difference. When you are a beginning gardener you can get overwhelmed with all there is to learn. (It’s like a film photographer learning Photoshop! You’ll never get it all, but try you must!) From seeds, sustainability and soil health to pests, diseases, flowers and fungi, there is SO much to […]

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Sprouting Seeds Simply

Sprouting Seeds Simply

| June 26, 2014 | 2 Replies

Sprouting seeds simply was the only way I knew I’d ever get into sprouting seeds. I walked into my local nursery last week for garden amendments and spotted a new display near the rack of Botanical Interests seeds. They have just added a Seed Sprouter to their product line. I stopped to look, and might have […]

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Palisadian-Post features Kaye in Spring Garden issue

Palisadian-Post features Kaye in Spring Garden issue

| May 27, 2014 | 4 Replies

The Palisadian-Post features Kaye in Spring Garden issue! Kaye offers “6 Steps to a Successful Food Garden” to encourage and inspire anyone to grow their own food. Kaye had a banner year with kale, so the timing was perfect for a photo for the Spring Home & Garden issue of the Palisadian-Post. This article covers how […]

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Heeding My Own Advice on Reading Labels

Heeding My Own Advice on Reading Labels

| May 5, 2014 | 2 Replies

Heeding my own advice on reading labels is what I did this morning. I stopped into the market closest to my house out of convenience (my regular natural foods market is a few miles away). I just needed a couple of items, and they carry a few organic foods (overpriced). But this post is not about food. […]

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Late Bloomer is TWO Today!

Late Bloomer is TWO Today!

| April 22, 2014 | 6 Replies

Late Bloomer is TWO today! This is the second anniversary of my urban garden web show “Late Bloomer” and I want to thank everyone for your support! We are into our third season of episodes, and a lot has happened in these two years. I’m continuing my on-the-job education of learning to garden and grow […]

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When You Know You’re Hooked (On Gardening)

When You Know You’re Hooked (On Gardening)

| April 15, 2014 | 12 Replies

When you know you’re hooked on gardening is something I’ve been wondering a lot about in my third year of this glorious endeavor. Am I hooked? Could I walk away from it? Quit it cold turkey? Am I addicted? Yesterday, I got my answer. An actor had brought a bag of grapefruit and tangerines from his trees […]

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Growing Sweet Peas Parts 1 & 2

Growing Sweet Peas Parts 1 & 2

| April 4, 2014 | 5 Replies

Growing sweet peas was my main preoccupation with my third winter garden. I grew four varieties last year and had such good luck, I tripled the number of vines and doubled the number of varieties. In other words, I went for broke! All through December, I had gorgeous white and magenta blossoms. Beginning of January, […]

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Going Gaga over Tomatoes!

Going Gaga over Tomatoes!

| March 17, 2014 | 8 Replies

Going gaga over tomatoes is what happened to me in December when I found myself on Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I ordered eleven varieties of seeds, one in every color and shape. And then, garden friends sent me a few seeds from four more varieties. Other than direct-seeding a handful of Yellow Pear tomatoes last […]

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