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Harvesting Jerusalem Artichokes

Some were large like this one.

It’s been 9 months since we planted the three Jerusalem Artichokes that had sprouted in the fridge. Now the plant has dried up and it’s time to harvest. Most guide books tell you not to harvest until after frost, but … Continue reading

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Growing and Harvesting Ground Cherries

Tiny tomatillo-like fruits are oddly sweet and savory at the same time.

It’s always great to discover you can grow something in  your climate that you didn’t think was possible before. This is true of ground cherries for me. Until this spring, they were a mystery to me, relegated to northern climates, … Continue reading

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Harvesting Basil

Harvesting basil is easy if you know where to look.

Every once in a while it’s time to return to basics here at Gardenerd. Our blog is filled with helpful hints for gardening, but we recently discovered that the basics for harvesting basil were not among those hints. So here … Continue reading

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Harvesting Sage

Fresh sage is fragrant and adds earthy flavor to fall and winter dishes.

I have a confession to make. I’ve never really been able to keep culinary sage alive, even though it’s a perennial. Therefore I’ve had very little experience with harvesting sage, aside from picking individual leaves, because it usually dies in … Continue reading

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Harvesting Honey Like the Pros

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Late summer/early fall was the perfect time for harvesting honey, and while we’ve done it in the past on a small scale, our latest harvest required the right equipment to handle a larger batch. We looked to our friends at … Continue reading

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YouTube: Harvesting Compost

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We’ve been busy making instructional videos, and the latest one is all about harvesting compost. Here you’ll learn simple tricks and tools to get your compost from the bin to the garden bed in an efficient way. We’ve event added … Continue reading

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First Honey Harvest – Part 2

Finished honey ready for eating

A few weeks ago, we harvested a frame of honeycomb from our bee hive. We’ve enjoyed eating thin slices of comb and chewing on it to extract the honey. What you’re left with is like chewing gum, but in this … Continue reading

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After Vacation Harvesting 2011…and meal ideas

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It’s magical to come home after a vacation to find that the garden has not taken any time off. We get used to looking at our gardens everyday,
so we don’t notice the changes as much as when we take a break and return to find a bumper crop waiting to be harvested.

That’s exactly what happened last month when we took a trip to Europe. We came home to beets, kale, lettuces, Swiss chard and more. In …
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