Oh Dear Crookneck Squash, I Bid You Adieu

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After attempting to battle the dreaded squash bug with organic materials, it has come time to let them go.  I simply did not want to put pesticide on them.  The squash plants were covered in the bugs and eggs.  The … Continue reading

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Squish the Dreaded Squash Bug

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Oh, dreaded squash bug.  I shall strike thee down and you will not eat the squash plants! What is a squash bug?  The squash bug attacks squash and pumpkins but can also demolish cucumbers. What are the first signs of … Continue reading

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Garden 2016 – Day 50

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            I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Pie! Squash Pie

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              If you like egg custard or pumpkin pie,  you’ll love this! ——————————————————————————————————— SQUASH PIE (Makes two pies) 2 1/2 Cups cooked squash 1 1/2 Cups sugar 1/2 stick butter, melted Cook the squash … Continue reading

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Refrigerated Squash Relish

This is a very easy recipe to make. 1 cup diced yellow squash ½ cup chopped onion 1 T white sugar 1 T chopped fresh basil 2 T chopped red bell pepper 2 T lemon ¼ teaspoon sea salt ½ … Continue reading

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I Think I Can, I Think I Can…

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Let’s can some squash relish! 8 cups diced yellow squash 2 cups diced red onion 2 red bell peppers, diced 1 T sea salt 3 cups white sugar 2 cups vinegar 2 teaspoons celery seeds 2 teaspoons whole mustard seeds … Continue reading

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Suckers – Tomato Plant Leaves (That Is)

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To pluck or not to pluck, that is the question. When you plant your tomato plants, you can remove the lower leaves when planting so you can plant the plant in the dirt. Suckers are little leaves that reduce sunlight … Continue reading

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