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Sugar snaps make me hap-pea

Did you ever want to know the answer to this question? "What's the difference between Snow Peas, Garden Peas and Snap Peas?" Well I found this information tremendously helpful myself, so I'm sharing it here with you from The Produce Moms website. Snow Peas, also known as Chinese pea pods, share common characteristics with Garden Peas and Snap Peas. However, there are differences between the three peas... Snow Peas Mild flavor Small peas Flat pods Entire pod can be consumed

Radiant Radishes

UPDATE: We have radishes! It is day 36 and this is the first radish that is ready. All the others that I planted in the first round are still quite a bit smaller. I will leave them in the soil for another week or two due to the cold, rainy weather conditions because there is still a lot of rain in our 7-day forecast and they are in need of a bit of sunny weather to grow to their potential. As for Round 2, you can see in the above picture that I left the remaining seeds in a n

Magical Fairy Pumpkins

Do you love those amazingly whimsical fairy pumpkins that come out in the Fall as much as I do? I adore them. They have that Cinderella-esk look that spirits your mind off to dreams of what could be, and they make lovely holiday decorations as well. Their matte dusty coloring lends itself very well with today's upscale neutral interior decorator's palette...looking so faaanncy! "Fairytale pumpkins...are a French winter heirloom variety and are members of the Cucurbitaceae fam

Alfalfa Sprouts

It is definitely a transition time between summer and fall/winter plantings right now. Gardens, at least my garden, is in desperate need of soil replenishment. We will take the next 4-6 weeks to put some worm castings, manure and compost in the soil and let it marinate a bit before we start planting our fall crops. We will also try to reconfigure the beds a wee little bit based off of what has worked and what did not work for us this past year. We found that square foot garde

Melon Massacre

Actually I mean squash...my spaghetti squash that is! The weather has been so warm and the squash, melons and cucumbers have been taking advantage of all the sunshine. We've been getting several 8-10" zucchini squash from our two plants and had 5-7 spaghetti squash growing and thriving. That is, they were thriving until the neighborhood rabbit came to visit and ate each and every one! Next year, we will need to put rabbit-proof cages around each squash when they are still sm

Teenie Tiny Brussel Sprouts

The super cool thing about gardening is that nothing REALLY is a mistake...it's an EXPERIMENT! My brussel sprouts ended up being kinda small. I attribute that to planting them too late in the season and planting them where they were lacking the sunshine that they required early on, and possibly not fertilizing the soil enough. Once I realized that the brussels were starting to decline...thus at their peak...even though they were still a bit tiny (not the 1" diameter sprouts t