Zucchini bread with less oil, less eggs, less sugar and satisfying crunchiness.
Margaret Park talks about her new book with Emily Walter, host of A Girl And A Garden radio show. Listen here http://dufffreezone.com/2013_Podcast/AGAG_2013-07-16.mp3
If your vision of paradise includes stepping out to a bountiful, sunlit garden to pick perfect fruits from abundantly fertile plants, you’re not alone. Read the rest of the article here: http://www.consciousconnectionmagazine.com/2013/07/urban-organic-garden/
The soil in raised beds can dry out quickly in the summer heat. Emptied two-liter bottles can be buried deeply, pierced with a needle or hat pin and filled with water to encourage plants to root more deeply. The slow release watering saves on water as well.
To prepare the bottles, pierce four holes towards the base of the bottle in a vertical line about one half inch apart. Turn the bottle a quarter turn and repeat the pattern of piercing. Repeat two more times to end up with four vertical lines of mini holes. Fill with water and screw on the bottle cap to slow the flow.
The needle can be heated in a candle flame to make piercing easier.
A small space is no obstacle to growing big yields of delicious, nutritious vegetables when we put intensive gardening methods to work. It’s a matter of pushing boundaries by spacing plants densely, growing them higher vertically, and for a longer season than with traditional gardening methods. Such intense cultivation also requires excellent soil fertility. All of these aims can successfully be achieved in a small space with a little know-how and some inexpensive resources. Continue reading
If you can wrap a present, you can make this solar food dryer — in fifteen minutes or less. All you need is a pan, a cardboard box, aluminum foil and a little scotch tape. Point your solar dryer toward the sun and food drying will be enhanced by the sun warmed air.