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September in the Garden

September is, quite literally, a fruitful month in Vermont gardens.  Melons finish their journey to ripeness, apples and pears are ready in orchards, fall raspberry canes bow with the weight of fruit, and tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants continue to mature … Continue reading

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Feasting on Herbs and Flowers

This is my favorite time of year to include a big handful of herbs and flowers in every meal.  Herbs have fully leafed out and are starting to grow tender new leaves.  The flowers in bloom are ever evolving, and … Continue reading

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Garlic Scape Recipes

Garlic scapes are delicious and versatile.  We use them raw and cooked in late June and early July when they spring from the tops of our garlic plants.  Here are a few suggesitons: Pickled Garlic Scapes:  It might help to … Continue reading

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Preserving herbs and flowers

It’s the time of year that backyard gardeners start to think about preserving their garden harvest for the winter.  We’ve canned our first batch of pickles and frozen blanched spinach, green beans, and broccoli.  As you begin to harvest the … Continue reading

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