My beloved husband is always on the lookout for garden articles on the Internet that I might find interesting. Most of his discoveries are worthwhile. Recently however he forwarded a link to a page that had my blood boiling within minutes.
Ann’s Recipe Index
Savvy gardeners know late summer is the time to put in cool weather vegetable crops. Herb growers do the same but for a different reason. The searing heat of our Southwest summers shorten the useful life of many annual herbs. When in June the temperatures climb towards 100 degrees, many of them rapidly go to seed and die.
In the Southwest we use chilies to add heat to nachos, chicken, ribs, and just about every other food. But before chilies were discovered in the Americas, the world was getting its flavor kicks from ginger, a spicy tropical root. For a home-grown taste of the tropics try planting some on your patio or porch.
Ah, the joys of browsing through the spring garden catalogs! To a dyed-in-the-wool gardener like me, these pages of luscious plant photos are as stimulating as a Godiva Chocolates catalog is to a choc-aholic. It doesn’t take me long to develop a list of plants I would...
This spring, you’ve probably had a little more time at home than usual. This kind of interruption of your daily life can be surprisingly stressful, especially when aggravated by long lines and bare shelves at the grocer’s. Perhaps this is the year for you to skip the lines and try your hand growing herbs and vegetables at home.
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