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BLOG: Preparing a home
Sep18

BLOG: Preparing a home

Fall is a great time to enjoy making garden projects that are on your wish list. Both functional and whimsical projects have their place, and making them can be fun family activities. It’s difficult for me to complete these type of projects during the spring and summer months because I am so busy harvesting, drying and storing herbs or preserving all of the food that’s coming out of our gardens. One of the projects that I have been...

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BLOG: Reminiscent Rose Petal Jelly
Sep11

BLOG: Reminiscent Rose Petal Jelly

Flowers are a special gift that God has given us. In Luke 12:27 we read, “ Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.” The beauty of flowers bring a garden to life and offer color, fragrance and taste that is unmatched. However, in the world of edible gardening, they are often disregarded because many people just don’t think about...

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BLOG: There’s Protection in the Shade
Sep04

BLOG: There’s Protection in the Shade

One of the challenges in edible gardening is dealing with shade. Finding just the right spot for your garden can be difficult. On the back of many seed packets there’s information that will tell you what the growing requirements are for that particular seed. Almost always, it indicates the required sun exposure. To clarify, sun exposure is typically described in three ways: full sun, partial shade (or dappled sunlight) and full shade....

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BLOG: Seeds tell stories
Aug28

BLOG: Seeds tell stories

Have you ever known a really good storyteller? If so, you’ll never forget them! They speak words in a way that bring color into all of the black, white and gray images in our heads. Stories themselves are fundamental to human understanding and communication. They are how we engage with each other and how we record things that happened or failed to happen. Stories are how we develop and assign meaning and relevance to what we are...

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BLOG: Cilantro success
Aug21

BLOG: Cilantro success

Several years ago, when I was working for the Department of Agriculture, I was visiting with the owner of a nursery who had a large greenhouse and grew plants to sell to the public. I asked him why he didn’t grow and sell cilantro since it seemed to be such a popular herb with Oklahomans. With years of experience in his voice he said, “You see that sign over there? It says that we guarantee all of our plants, and since most people...

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