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The Ultimate Guide to Seed Starting

The Ultimate Guide to Seed Starting

Have you started your seeds this year?

Do you start them indoors, or do you plant them directly in the garden?

Perhaps you buy your starter plants from a local nursery or big box store?

There are many benefits to starting your own seeds, like being able to grow varieties that are unavailable in stores, growing organic seeds, and even planting crops that are not sold as seedling starter plants.

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How to Grow and Use Red Kuri Squash

How to Grow and Use Red Kuri Squash

I love winter squash! My favourite way to eat it is in soup. I’ve made soup from numerous squash varieties and they all turned out really well! It’s difficult to mess them up.

Some have a taste of their own, while others easily adapt to the seasonings used. I find squash to be a very easy vegetable to work with. It is especially satisfying on a cold Fall or Winter’s day.

Every year, I aim to discover a new squash variety and this year “Red Kuri” squash came in first place!

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How to Make Garlic Scape Compound Butter

How to Make Garlic Scape Compound Butter

If you’ve read my post on Garlic Scape Pesto you’ll see how much I enjoy working with and eating garlic scapes.

Pesto is a dish that most people think about when deciding on what to do with this ingredient. It’s easy to make and the result is fantastic! Such a versatile ingredient to add to pasta, roasted chicken, steak and it may even be eaten raw. This has been my go-to recipe when I think of garlic scapes.

However, last year we had a bumper crop of garlic scapes. I couldn’t make enough pesto and I still had an abundance to work with.

After some exploring, I decided to try my hand at Garlic Scape Butter. The result is one that freezes well and may be used in countless ways.

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Garlic Scape Pesto in 3 Easy Steps

Garlic Scape Pesto in 3 Easy Steps

Garlic is one of the oldest documented herbs in history.

It was prescribed in ancient medical texts from Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and India, for the treatment of diseases and maintenance of good health. Well preserved garlic cloves were found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen and in ancient Greek temples.

A member of the Allium family, garlic is a close relative of onions, shallots, leeks and chives.

Most of us know and use garlic for its cloves.

However, have you tasted green garlic or garlic scapes?

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