Category Archives: Organic

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Organic Gardening: A Little About Using Wood Mulch in the Garden

This is a short video showing how we use wood mulch in our garden for weed control, water retention and even to enrich the soil. For videos showing how to plant in mulched beds, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdEkUcGKHes and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsT0iyaMFFkContinue reading

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White Fish Ceviche, or Pico de Gallo with Fish

Ceviche is a method of “cooking” fish with no heat, using the acid of citrus juice.  It is a perfect dish for a hot summer night.  

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Garden Harvest Salad with Herb Vinaigrette Dressing

Nothing beats garden fresh veggies and herbs, even if you buy them at the  market.  This Harvest Salad, topped with your homemade vinaigrette, captures Summer on a plate.  Pleasing to the eye, nose and tongue, this will be a winner … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening: Using a Hula Hoe for Weed Control

Nobody likes weeding, but the Hula Hoe is a tool that can make it easier and decrease your weed problem a little every year.

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Easy, Practical Tomato Support System

Those of us who obsess about growing tomatoes know that a support system that really works is hard to find.  I have tried many different ways to support my tomato plants.  This is the system that works best in my … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening: How to Prevent and/or Treat Tomato Blight

Living in the South, we are very familiar with fungal diseases of tomatoes.  There are several different types, but they are all treated the same.  Here are some tips.

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A Walk Through My Organic Garden

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Carrot Coriander Soup, or How to Develop Your Own Recipes Using Herbs

This soup uses carrots, coriander and ginger to make a lovely cream soup, but the variations are endless. We will talk about herb pairings and substitutions to make this soup your own. For more help on growing and cooking with … Continue reading

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Planting Tomatoes in Deeply Mulched Beds

Mulch is great for your garden, and we use aged wood chips petty freely for water retention and weed control. Planting in these deeply mulched beds is a little different, though.  Here are some tips you may find useful.

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Make Your Own Tahini Paste

I love hummus, but rarely make it at home because the price of tahini paste is pretty much ridiculous around here.  Plus, grocery store hummus can be full of preservatives and unpronounceable crap.  This recipe gives me a superior quality … Continue reading

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