CHARD-STEM GRATIN

CHARD-STEM GRATIN From the Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook, the following recipe serves 4 and is a waste-not and delicious use of those chard stems you would normally throw away. INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp salt Stems from about 2 bunches Swiss...

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CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES

CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES So easy to make, but so delicious! INGREDIENTS: 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (I use Guittard or Ghiradelli chocolate) 1 pound organic strawberries with stems (use toothpicks or a fondue fork to dip the strawberries in...

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Camellia Care

Camellia Care Camellia flower buds form during late autumn-early winter. Fertilize with an acid food AFTER the flowers are spent because during bud and bloom cycles, camellia plants are dormant. If buds fail to open or fall off prematurely...

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Christmas Amaryllis

Christmas Amaryllis Although marketed in the winter months as Amaryllis, these plants with the spectacular clusters of trumpet-shaped blooms really belong to the genus Hippeastrum from South America. The bulbs have been forced to bloom at winter, but their...

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It’s The Berries for Birds

It’s The Berries for Birds Encourage birds and help sustain them during the lean winter months by planting trees and shrubs that bear berries, such as the following favorites: Barberry Cotoneaster Crab Apple Elder Firethorn Gumi Plant Hawthorne Holly...

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Winter Thermals for Plants

Winter Thermals for Plants Keep Jack Frost from nipping at our plants causing damage or worst-case scenario, death. Sometimes just a few extra degrees of protection can provide extra thermal protection for cold-sensitive plants. If plants are in easily-transported...

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