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Try Adding Chestnuts to Vegetable Soup!

Try Adding Chestnuts to Vegetable Soup!

| May 15, 2015 | Reply

Try adding chestnuts to vegetable soup! This is quite possibly one of the best veggie soups I’ve ever made, and I’ve made a lot. I bought a bag of organic dried raw chestnuts recently. I’ve seen them before but, not growing up around chestnut trees (other than my neighbor’s Chinese Chestnut tree which smelled loathsome a […]

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The Best Way to Spend Mother’s Day

The Best Way to Spend Mother’s Day

| May 10, 2015 | 8 Replies

The best way to spend Mother’s Day is to plant something. (This is even better if you plant something with your child!) I’m an empty nester now, so I’m planting alone, but today I went crazy planting beans. Well, actually they are the Creams shelling peas that you see in Part 1 and Part 2 […]

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Preorder My New Tomato DVD!

Preorder My New Tomato DVD!

| May 8, 2015 | Reply

Preorder my new tomato DVD! Destined for sale on Amazon, “Growing Heirloom Tomatoes,” the five part series, is available to preorder here at a discounted price for the first 20 people who respond. After which, you will be able to order on Amazon. I worked hard to bring you a colorful DVD cover and disc […]

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Order Mexican Sunflower Seeds

Order Mexican Sunflower Seeds

| April 20, 2015 | Reply

Mexican Sunflower Seeds “Torch” Annual. A genuine heat lover, Mexican sunflower sets the dog days of summer ablaze with sizzling orange flowers. A large and imposing plant for the back of the border. Tolerates infertile soil, drought and neglect. Lovely mixed with purple grass, and absolutely stunning next to Grandpa Otts purple morning glory. Attracts […]

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Order Blue Lake Heirloom Bean Seeds

Order Blue Lake Heirloom Bean Seeds

| April 18, 2015 | Reply

Blue Lake 274 Heirloom Organic Beans 58 days. The snap bean (or green bean) is eaten pod and all. Blue Lake 274 produces a very large crop of round,6″ pods all at once, on 16″-18″ tall, bushy plants; beans are stringless when picked young. Excellent flavor, one of the best for freezing. Also a good […]

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Time to Sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! Order Seed

Time to Sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! Order Seed

| March 21, 2015 | Reply

It’s time to sow Sweet Peas & Carrots! To order seed, click links and photos. If your ground is just starting to thaw (soil temps above 40° F), you want to be thinking about planting two garden favorites, peas and carrots. In the three winters that I have been growing food, I have had great luck […]

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Kaye on The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

Kaye on The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

| March 21, 2015 | Reply

Kaye on The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Podcast Recently, I was interviewed for Joey and Holly Baird’s The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener podcast. Podcasts are the latest venture into garden programming for Joey and Holly, who, while each working at full-time jobs, grow a garden and create high quality garden videos. I hope you will check out this, their second […]

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Late Bloomer Show at the Vancouver Web Fest

Late Bloomer Show at the Vancouver Web Fest

| March 14, 2015 | Reply

Last week, Late Bloomer Show was at the Vancouver Web Fest. According to festival founder Suzette Laqua, three years ago there were five web festivals in the world and this year there are 32. Some of the most exciting work now is being created expressly for the web, and Vancouver Web Fest is Canada’s premiere […]

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Purchase Easy Seed Sprouter & Seeds!

Purchase Easy Seed Sprouter & Seeds!

| March 3, 2015 | Reply

Have fresh greens in winter with Easy Seed Sprouting! Are you aching to get in your garden, but the weather won’t let you? One way to have nutrition at your fingertips all year long is to sprout! I admit, I was intimidated by the idea of sprouting (well, I’m a late bloomer and lots of things […]

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The Irony of Food Pricing

The Irony of Food Pricing

| February 25, 2015 | 12 Replies

* This post has been reprinted on HoneyColony.com While shopping at Whole Foods this past week, I was struck (again) by the irony of food pricing. As I have recently given up modern wheat and most gluten, I have stepped up buying raw nuts. In 2007, the government issued a law that said all almonds […]

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