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Memories Of Summer Wheat Harvest Days

Memories Of Summer Wheat Harvest Days

I don’t grow many vegetables. Instead, I rely on generous gardening friends and neighbors to gift me with some of their bounty, and they usually do. I’d rather grow flowers. When I think of harvest time, I think back on the harvests of my childhood – on my family’s wheat...

Growing Veggies On A Fence – Vertical Gardening Helps With Harvesting

Growing Veggies On A Fence – Vertical Gardening Helps With Harvesting

Every year we plan a vegetable garden but until fairly recently it was plotted out in a standard rectangular garden plot. Then two things happened… Making the “Move” to Vertical Gardening The first thing to happen was we moved. That’ll shake things up in the gardening department. We no longer...

Green Tomato Recipe – Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Green Tomato Recipe – Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

If tomatoes are one of your favorite fruits, you may plant several types of tomato plants in your garden. You may be impatient, waiting for them to ripen and provide that first slice of tomato for your sandwich or salad. While there are a few tricks to make tomatoes ripen...

Harvesting Nostalgia – Sharing Memories In The Garden

Harvesting Nostalgia – Sharing Memories In The Garden

We all have fond childhood memories that make us smile, and for many of us here at Gardening Know How, these stem from the garden. In fact, one of my fondest memories was playing in the backyard patio garden at my grandparents’ house. I didn’t get to see them often,...

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Memories Of Summer Wheat Harvest Days

Memories Of Summer Wheat Harvest Days

I don’t grow many vegetables. Instead, I rely on generous gardening friends and neighbors to gift me with some of their bounty, and they usually do. I’d rather grow flowers. When I think of harvest time, I think back on the harvests of my childhood – on my family’s wheat ranch in Eastern Oregon. Remembering the Wheat Harvest Summer was (and still is) my favorite time of year. We would watch the growing wheat ripen, gradually turning from emerald green to gold (“amber waves of grain” is an apt description). My Dad would pray for wheat in May and June, which could make the difference between a good harvest and a poor one. Wheat can’t be harvested until it has a low water content, which we would determine by taking a bucket of grain into town to be tested. Once the wheat was ready, usually in late July or early... Read More
Develop To Eat, Instruments, Gardens To Go to, Shows

Develop To Eat, Instruments, Gardens To Go to, Shows

Gardening Learn to backyard like a pro with data and recommendation from the consultants. Design particulars, equivalent to built-in wine racks and sink cabinet storage, give flexibility and benefit from house. As a pleasurable and aim-oriented out of doors activity, gardening has another benefit over different forms of exercise: People are more prone to keep it up and do it often. Upkeep – This is the on-going, and typically most challenging a part of gardening! Weeding and watering, in addition to fighting off bugs and pests is usually a fixed battle, however can be vastly satisfying. There are also tasks to do in useless-heading flowers like roses, or in scaling down of plants. Give a constant and ample amount of water,” says Sullivan. ‘Constant’ means you are doing it frequently and ‘ample’ means enough, which varies from plant to plant. Ensure the water penetrates the soil as opposed to just... Read More
Growing Veggies On A Fence – Vertical Gardening Helps With Harvesting

Growing Veggies On A Fence – Vertical Gardening Helps With Harvesting

Every year we plan a vegetable garden but until fairly recently it was plotted out in a standard rectangular garden plot. Then two things happened… Making the “Move” to Vertical Gardening The first thing to happen was we moved. That’ll shake things up in the gardening department. We no longer had the type of space for a large garden plot as we had before and, yet we still wanted the pleasure of growing our own produce. Although we had less room for a veggie garden, what we did have was sun, and lots of it, and the second thing that happened – an extremely ugly chain-link fence that extended up 8 feet. Having had the pleasure of writing several articles on vertical gardening, I knew exactly what to do with that unsightly fence, at least in the interim. Growing Veggies on a Fence That was almost three years ago … Read More
Ed Logan joins Crestview Collection

Ed Logan joins Crestview Collection

Ed Logan Industry veteran Ed Logan has joined Crestview Collection, and will serve in the newly-created position of national sales manager/vice president of sales. Logan most recently spent a decade with Fusion Furniture, as both national sales manager and sales support administrator. “Jerry, Anne and David Lee are wonderful business people,” said Logan. “Through their hard work, they have grown Crestview significantly, and they continue to move the company forward. With the extensive product assortment Crestview represents, and supportive company culture the Lees have fostered, I am truly blessed to become part of their talented team.” In his position, Logan will head up all sales operations, including the development of new markets. Home Accents Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more. … Read More
Green Tomato Recipe – Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Green Tomato Recipe – Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

If tomatoes are one of your favorite fruits, you may plant several types of tomato plants in your garden. You may be impatient, waiting for them to ripen and provide that first slice of tomato for your sandwich or salad. While there are a few tricks to make tomatoes ripen more quickly, another way to get an edible tomato faster is by cooking it. Perhaps, cooked tomatoes don’t appeal to you. If not, you obviously haven’t tried fried green tomatoes. Popular enough to have a book and a movie named for them, the result is delicious, and it’s one of my favorites. After all the time and work put into growing them, cooking with green tomatoes is a great way to enjoy the “fruits of your labor” quicker. Garden Recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes When looking for a great fried green tomatoes recipe, there’s one thing to keep in … Read More
House Decor, Discount Dwelling Items, Home Decor Accents

House Decor, Discount Dwelling Items, Home Decor Accents

Room Remodelling A kitchen is a room or part of a room used for cooking and meals preparation in a dwelling or in a industrial establishment. A trip to the 2nd Street Market is enjoyable for everyone, however especially for many who recognize talking to the gardeners and farmers who grow the food and plants on the market at this bustling local gathering spot. From the inspirational landscape shows outdoors to the wealth of fresh, local foods and sustainable merchandise inside, the Market appeals to the earth-lover in us all. In spring and summer time, guests will find a big selection of backyard vegetation from local growers. You may as well support the Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation by purchasing in its booth yr-round. Occasionally, plants will produce harvestables. How often, depends on the plant. When it comes time to harvest a plant, it is going to produce a couple harvestables. If … Read More
Harvesting Nostalgia – Sharing Memories In The Garden

Harvesting Nostalgia – Sharing Memories In The Garden

We all have fond childhood memories that make us smile, and for many of us here at Gardening Know How, these stem from the garden. In fact, one of my fondest memories was playing in the backyard patio garden at my grandparents’ house. I didn’t get to see them often, but when I did, this was the place I wanted to be. Grandpa grew the most amazing strawberries, my favorite fruity treat, and I would always sneak some of those tasty morsels as I played. Then I would sit quietly by the koi pond and stuff my face. He thought the birds were getting them. I still think of this each time I take a bite into a juicy, fresh-picked strawberry – homegrown just like Grandpa’s. Childhood Memories in the Garden It’s no secret that getting children involved with gardening or nature in some way can create a … Read More
Top Questions About Growing Jasmine Vines

Top Questions About Growing Jasmine Vines

If you’re at all like me, you don’t just choose plants that are sensible, you pick those that delight your senses. Jasmine fits the bill with its romantic flowers and honey sweet fragrance. You can find jasmines that are perfect for the summer garden or evergreen varieties that light up your backyard in winter. Even though jasmine is relatively simple to grow, questions do arise, and here at Gardening Know How, our goal is to provide solid answers to those inquiries. The following information includes the 10 most commonly asked questions about jasmine plants. 1) When do you plant jasmine outdoors? Many of us buy jasmine as container plants, enjoy them indoors for a time, then move them out into the garden. This system works well as long as you get the timing right. Newly transplanted jasmine isn’t happy if it experiences frost, so hold off transplanting until … Read More
Vines In The Landscape – Northwest Invasive Vine Plant Info

Vines In The Landscape – Northwest Invasive Vine Plant Info

My feelings about vines are mixed. I love the look of vines, especially climbing over a fence or an arbor, but as a gardener and nature lover, I am concerned about invasive species. Several types of rambunctious vines fall into this category here in the Pacific Northwest. Here are TWO of the worst. English Ivy Vines English ivy is beautiful and well-behaved in many places, but it’s an invasive monster in the Northwest. The vine blankets shrubs and wraps itself around trees, which frequently die for lack of sunlight. The weight of the vines can also break branches, weaken trees, and make them more susceptible to disease. Ivy grows year-round in the moist, mild climate of Western Oregon and Washington. It crowds out native ferns and wildflowers, and it keeps wildlife away, with the exception of rats that live under the thick vines. Some species, including certain butterflies, are … Read More