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  1. 5 Tips for Choosing Veggie Seedlings — March 5, 2017
  2. Easy Version of Indian Tomato Lentil or Surati Dal — March 4, 2017
  3. 4 Ways to Get Tomatoes Sooner — February 25, 2017
  4. Garden Planning – 5 Resources — February 21, 2017
  5. Garden Planning – 7 Tips for Stocking the Larder Shelves — February 7, 2017

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Mar 05

5 Tips for Choosing Veggie Seedlings


So your garden plans are ready, now it’s just a matter of time until the local farm and garden nursery stocks their veggie seedlings. And one plant is pretty much like the next, right? Not really. So before you walk into the arms of that gardening high we all feel, make a few notes as …

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Mar 04

Easy Version of Indian Tomato Lentil or Surati Dal

Color Me Delicious.

Unless I specifically seek out ingredients for a recipe, and even then only if I actually find them, can I follow a recipe verbatim. So yeah, that pretty much never happens. This is an example of that, based on a wonderful dish from the city of Surati, in the Gujarati State of India located on …

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Feb 25

4 Ways to Get Tomatoes Sooner

Gardening Jones shares a few tips to help you get your homegrown tomatoes sooner. Yum!

It probably dates back to the Victory Gardens, or even before, that suburban gardeners have unspoken competitions as to who would get that first ripe tomato. For us country dwellers, it is more a matter of feeding the need to taste a sun ripened tomato again ASAP that drives us to find ways to make …

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Feb 21

Garden Planning – 5 Resources

Gardening Jones looks at a few good sites for gardening info, besides her own of course.

Even though I have been gardening for 30 years, and blogging about for over 7, I still turn to others to learn more. Like any good pursuit, the quest for getting better and more successful at it never ends. There are a few sites that I value BAE 😉 that I would like to share …

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Feb 07

Garden Planning – 7 Tips for Stocking the Larder Shelves

Gardening Jones looks at planning a garden with storing the harvest in mind.

Himself and I are about as different as any two married people can be. He’s coffee, I’m tea. He’s salty, I’m sweet. If it is a choice between going left and going right, we won’t go the same way. For years after we got married we would buy two different brands of toothpaste. You get …

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Feb 02

Garden Planning – 18 Tomatoes Making the Cut

Gardening Jones shares which tomato varieties made the cut for 2017.

Seeds from tomatoes can remain viable for 10 years or more, so it’s easy enough to develop a collection of varieties. Especially if you also save your own. When I tell you, and this isn’t bragging, that I have 43 packets of seeds that were given to me, saved, or purchased… well if you know …

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Jan 30

Garden Planning – Using Visuals

Gardening Jones shares how she plans out the gardens each year.

Gardeners know the winter months are made more bearable by planning for the upcoming gardening seasons. We like to use visuals to get a feel for what we will plant. It also is a great way to remember for the following year, in case some crop rotation is needed. Usually we start out with a …

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Jan 23

12 Random Things to Know About Saving Seeds

 Let cucumbers get over ripe, even turn yellow, before saving the seeds. Know that veggies can only cross with their same species. So a zucchini might cross with a pumpkin, both are C. pepo, but not with a hubbard squash, C. moschata. More on that here. Tomatoes can cross pollinate, but it is much less …

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Jan 13

13 Varieties of Sweet Peppers

Gardening Jones shares some varieties of sweet peppers you may want to check out.

  We haven’t tried all these sweet peppers yet, but thought we would share what got our attention. Note that we are not affiliated with the companies we have linked. We just added those in case you wanted to get a look at the fruit. Note the DTM or Days to Maturity are for transplants. …

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Oct 30

Chef’s Choice Green Tomato

Gardening Jones shares her experience trialing the All America Select winner Chef's Choice Green Tomato.

  Chef’s Choice Green is another in the line of wonderful AAS winning hybrid tomatoes. We tried Orange also, read about that here.   We really liked the taste, very homegrown tomato much like any good red variety. But the color lends itself to more interesting dishes than the typical tomato recipes. Please note that …

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