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  1. Brussel Sprouts

    The neighbor dropped off a bag of home grown sprouts. Peg fixed them in olive oil, salt and black pepper with some granulated garlic lightly...

    Started by Captainrayr‎, 1 Day Ago
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  2. The F in February also stands for Fertilizer in Cajun country

    The month of February is when we fertilize our fruit trees. I know I havent been posting long but you have already seen some of the results. Here...

    Started by Captainrayr‎, 2 Weeks Ago
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  3. Winter Greens

    We grow a loos leaf salad mix called mesclun ya can get it anywhere. Down here in Cajun country it grows like weeds. we harvest a big bowl full of...

    Started by Captainrayr‎, 4 Weeks Ago
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  4. Planting for Spring

    Just getting ready to plant my garlic for next summer. Does anyone else plant for the winter? I think shallots or onions can be planted now but don't...

    Started by KarenB‎, 2014-10-16
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  5. Volunteer Squash

    Occasionally something will gust show up and start growing. We have a compost pile that we use to replenish our garden and planter boxes and...

    Started by Captainrayr‎, 2014-07-30
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  6. Cajun Long Horn Okra

    WE are thrilled our okra started producing. It is a hot weather plant that does very well all through the heat of our South Louisiana summer. it...

    Started by Captainrayr‎, 2014-08-25
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  7. Recipe Share - healthy sweet bread and butter pickles

    Greetings from sunny South Louisiana. Our garden is a small square foot style bow. 12x4 ft. We also have a yard full of fruit trees and several...

    Started by Captainrayr‎, 2014-07-01
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  8. Unhappy Question - Honey candy

    I have tried several times to make hard candy from honey. First from white sugar and honey and 2nd from just honey. Both times I used a med to low...

    Started by Gnana‎, 2014-04-21
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  9. Any advice?

    I have some large egg flats for starting seeds in (30 "sections") Has anyone done this before who can give me a heads up on what to do or not do...

    Started by K. Slink‎, 2012-04-11
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  10. Fall Gardening

    Summer is beginning to wind down but it's still not too late for a fall garden crop to be planted. Swiss chard, lettuce, peas, broccoli (and rabes)...

    Started by CM‎, 2006-08-13
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  11. A quick survey on gardening and vegetable excess

    Hi I'm investigating the plausibility of a new app that will help people share extras from their garden on CSA with others to reduce waste, and...

    Started by blueclaw‎, 2013-10-26
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  12. Harvest Time

    My favourite time of the year. Time to start to pick faster than the produce can grow. Even better the produce is local. Farmer markets begin to have...

    Started by KarenB‎, 2013-08-07
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  13. How's The Harvest???

    How was your gardening luck this past season? Triumphs and failures? Dilemmas and problem solves? Regrets and new dreams?:)

    Started by K. Slink‎, 2011-09-25
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  14. Brussel Sprouts

    I just picked about 1 & 1/2 lbs of brussel sprouts from the garden. Everything else has been harvested, but we needed this cold weather to get them...

    Started by BasilRock‎, 2012-11-13
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  15. Mapito

    I just got this sample of Mapito grow medium. Pretty cool stuff. Looks like a combination of rockwool and some other material. They claim it holds...

    Started by JohnnyBoy‎, 2013-01-17
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  16. Ever See This?

    Last summer I put a nearly dead Swedish Ivy out in the front yard in a partially shady location, and sure enough, it revived. Now I'm seeing a few...

    Started by K. Slink‎, 2012-11-02
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  17. ?? tomato jam

    I see recipes for tomato jam. What do you use it in or on?

    Started by dijay‎, 2011-08-04
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  18. Pumpkin Recipes

    I've been surfin' again. Found this site and thought it was good.... http://www.endlesssimmer.com/2010/10/14/100-ways-to-cook-a-pumpkin/

    Started by KarenB‎, 2012-08-20
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  19. Help with growing fresh herbs

    Hello I am David and I'm new to this place and new to cooking for myself..Recently split up with my wife eh about a year ago and have not really done...

    Started by Blezzed‎, 2012-09-18
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  20. Question - okra

    What is the best way to cook slightly overgrown okra?

    Started by Vera123‎, 2012-07-24
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