Author Archives: cathysgardens

About cathysgardens

Love gardening, growing food, and hey, then we get to eat it! Yes I like cooking too. This blog is about re-learning how to garden naturally, like our ancestors used to, and rediscovering how to do things simply. Stop by and share your successes and stories!

What to Do With Those Green Tomatoes….

Recipes for Zucchini and Green Tomatoes If you have an over-abundance of either of the above, here are a couple of recipes to help you use them. 4 med green tomatoes sliced thin (tomatoes should be completely green, not starting … Continue reading

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Cucumber & Melon Stem Rot

We have a problem every year in our greenhouse with any of our climbing vines (cucumbers, melons, squash, etc) and stem rot, called Fusarium Stem and Root Rot. We live on the coast where it is damp and cooler than … Continue reading

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Composting

Composting in urban areas and small spaces can seem particularly difficult, if you’re not quite sure where to start to begin with. Add in zoning issues (many suburban subdivision have by-laws about composting), fussy landlords, if you are renting, or … Continue reading

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Lettuces & Mescluns

For someone starting out, your lettuces and mesclun mixes are some of the easiest and quickly rewarding items to grow. You can grow them in little pots, big pots, and areas that don’t receive direct sunlight. They are fabulous for … Continue reading

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Recycling and Protection for Your Plants

If you live, as I do, in a climate zone where it is cold and wet more often then not, you may be a little concerned about some of your heat loving plants and their survival at this time of … Continue reading

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Pests and Cabbages

An age long cry amongst gardeners is over things that like to eat our cole crops. That’s cabbage moths, and other critters that like cabbages, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and so forth. As I really don’t like to use … Continue reading

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