Alexandra Banks

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Puppy Chow Granola

Wednesday was not my day this week. Someone hit me while driving, then drove away quickly before I could get any of their information. Yay nice …

Zucchini
Zucchini

Chuck Kroger • Telluride Magazine

by Amy R. Levek<p>Chuck Kroger pulled into Telluride in 1979, ready to start another chapter in a life that was already crammed with offbeat escapades …

Kroger

Spinach

<i>Pixabay</i><p>Planting<p>Care<p>Pests/Diseases<p>Harvest/Storage<p>Keep an eye on your plants. Harvest when leaves reach your desired size.<br>• Don’t wait too long to …

Gardening

30 *Insanely* Healthy Recipes That Are Delicious

With work, school, and a social life, eating healthy is H A R D. After a long day, you just want a filling meal that won’t make you look full. We get it. Luckily for you, it’s now easier than ever to eat healthy. Read on for 30 light and healthy meals that will help you feel good inside and out.<p><b>1.</b></b> …

Healthy Eating

Ravioli with Arugula, Pine Nuts & Raisins Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I threw this recipe together with a bunch of fresh farmers market ingredients. It …

Arugula Pesto Recipe

Have an abundance of arugula? A great way to use it up is by making an arugula pesto.<p>By the way, gardeners out there, if you ever plant arugula, be …

Arugula Salad with Lemon-Parmesan Dressing

It makes a great side dish, but this salad is even better as a pizza topping. Brush the with olive oil, sprinkle it with sea salt and shredded …

How to Thin Carrots

Well-thinned carrots grow BIG!<p><b>Carrots and other similar root crops are almost always seeded too closely together. It is important to thin carrots,</b> …

Gardening

Planting Butternut Squash

Need Information About Planting Butternut Squash?<p>When planting butternut squash, it's best to sow the seeds where you want the plant to grow for the …

What Is Horticultural Soap: Information On Commercial and Homemade Soap Spray For Plants

By Amy Grant<p>Taking care of pests in the garden doesn’t need to be expensive or toxic. Horticultural sprays are a great way to combat many issue in …

Pumpkins

Planting<p>Care<p>Pests/Diseases<p>Harvest/Storage<p>Recommended Varieties<p><b>Miniature pumpkins:</b> ‘Jack Be Little’ miniature pumpkin variety, perfect for a holiday …

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Composting<p>How to make nutrient-rich, garden 'gold' in the composter that will help your garden thrive.<p>Updated March 25, 2018<p>Compost is the single …

Gardening

How to Prune Herbs for the Best and Freshest Results

Image via Thrive Garden<p>If you want your herb garden to grow into its most luscious, abundant self, then you need to know how to prune. Pruning is …

Gardening

Refrigerator Pickles Part 2

351 Shares<p>341<p>10<p>Inspired by Jaime’s Easy-Peasy Spicy Pickles I whipped up a batch of my own. I kept my ingredients a bit more basic but I have to tell …

How to Pickle Tomatoes: Get the Best Recipe for Pickled Tomatoes

2K Shares<p>2K<p>711<p>The end of summer and a bumper crop of tomatoes means preservation mode is in full effect at Casa Curtis. If you want to store some of …

How to Build a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables

If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or any other vining plant, you’ll need to build supports to help them grow skyward. Providing …

5 Variations on a String Trellis for Tomatoes

With vertical string trellises such as the T-Post and Inverted “V” string trellises, lengths of weatherproof garden twine hangs from a top pole and …

DIY Friday - Simple Cucumber Trellis - Stoney Acres

Building a simple cucumber trellis for your garden will help the production of your cucumber plants. This plan uses easy to find lumber and will cost …

Choose the Right Trellis for your Climbing Vegetables

Climbing vegetables will be happiest if allowed to grow vertically, but did you know that different vines climb or spread in different ways? Here is …

How to Can Tomatoes (Without A Canner) ⋆ Pretty Prudent

9K Shares<p>6K<p>4K<p>Have you wondered about canning tomatoes, but then been overwhelmed by all the stuff it seems to require and crazy little details you …

So You Want To Be A Writer? That’s Mistake #1

There are two types of writers, Schopenhauer once observed, those who write because they have something they have to say and those who write for the …

Writing

How To Read More — A Lot More

When you read a lot of books people inevitably assume you speed read. In fact, that’s probably the most common email I get. They want to know my …