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Spittlebugs...what?!?

Oh no, my rosemary has become infested! While I find it unsettling that my garden resident is under attack, I am happy to find out that it is more of a nuisance than a fatal condition. Additionally, it is not my poor rosemary alone...in fact, all the rosemary in the HB Community Garden has fallen victim as noted by the obvious foam that heavily speckles all the shrubs. "There are around 23,000 species of spittlebugs (Family: Cercopidae), yet few are the gardeners that have ev

Zucchinitastic

Did you know that today, Wednesday, August 8th is National Zucchini Day?!? Yup, it is :) The Old Farmer's Almanac says to "pick squash young, about three to five days after flowering when they are 3-4 inches long, for tender sweet fruits. Bigger ones are best shredded and used for baked goods." (https://www.almanac.com/blog/gardening-blog/zucchini-fertility-spawns-annual-holiday) I think this one is ready for picking. You can see the flower (positioned by my index finger) has

Salad for days

Our lettuces are giving us big returns, so much so that I decided to get a bit creative with our salad last night since we are eating them everyday. I found the best recipe from Budgetbytes that I tweaked a bit AND it was so good I had to share it with you... https://www.budgetbytes.com/2017/02/roasted-cauliflower-salad-lemon-tahini-dressing/ This salad is a combination of warm and cool veggies, a little spicy heat from the chickpeas and a refreshing tangy-ness from the dress

Let's Plant

What a day! We finally got veggies in the ground...whoop. In the interest of small, fast successes, we laid in a trellis grid and planted our first box with organic seedlings. Since it is the end of December, we really couldn't start with seed right off, so we planted our box with vegetable seedlings and pollinator attractors. YouTube has been spectacular in our quest to learn gardening techniques. We found a great video on how to lay a trellis grid for square foot gardening