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Entries from November 2007

Garlic Planting Day

November 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Today was garlic planting day; Four rows, 3 inches apart, each garlic 3 inches apart.  The bed had been prepped a few weeks ago with compost amendments and old mulch (from the tomatoes) mixed in to the soil.  I set up two strings lengthwise to to the bed and marked with marker every 3 inches.  [...]

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Tags: Organic Gardening Techniques

Local Long Island Honey Resource – Raw and Unprocessed

November 22nd, 2007 · 8 Comments

I was browsing the Craigslist Farm and Garden section of Long Island (my article about Craigslist) and came across the following ad for local unprocessed and raw honey (3 varieties – spring, summer, fall). I am just going to copy the ad in here:

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Autumn Olive Berry Reduction

November 20th, 2007 · 5 Comments

A few weeks ago I went on a foraging walk with the “Wildman” Steve Brill. He showed the group a tree with edible berries and I knew right away I had seen them before, loads of them. So long story short, I had a wild harvest of probably about 15-20 lbs. of berries. [...]

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Tags: Recipes · Shrubs


November 18th, 2007 · No Comments

In my Long Island Garden, I planted German Chamomile (back in 2004) and it has come back every year since then, in different places. It’s great! I allow them to grow where I want and pull the rest up. They are always one of the first garden herbs to show up [...]

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Tags: Herbs

A Few Storage Recipes For Those Late Season Peppers – Hot Sauce / Onions and Peppers

November 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Given the right care, even one hot pepper plant can produce an over-abundance of peppers. In this case, between my neighbor and I, we had about 20 plants. That is a load of peppers, many of which get neglected and go bad (for one reason or another).
So the other day (the day before [...]

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Wildman Steve Brill’s “Into the Wild” Adventure

November 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Last Sunday, Jen and I went on a nature walk with the “Wildman” Steve Brill. The premise of his walks is to learn about foraging for edible plants in the wild. He is a quirky man with loads of information about nature and local plants. He made music from his mouth by [...]

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Tags: Long Island

Garlic Planting – Restoration Farm – CSA

November 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

So I volunteered today at the Restoration Farm in Old Bethpage. The keepers of the farm, Dan and Caroline, are great people, really, really great people. I grew up around there and remember visiting The Old Bethpage Village Restoration, but I never knew there were farm animals around; pigs, cows, chickens, and horses. [...]

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Miso Soup with Fall Greens

November 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment

There are so many uses for miso. So far, I have only used it to make soup. It helps digestion due to the probiotics naturally found in miso. One of the best soups I ever had was a dry package of miso and some water from a brook. It was a [...]

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Prepping for Garlic

November 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Today I prepped an area where I will plant garlic for next year. I am planting each clove 3 inches from its brother or sister.
I took some measuring tape, and a piece of thin plywood, and made myself a measuring stick, marking every inch with a marking and a number.
Then I used a horizontal [...]

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Tags: Organic Gardening Techniques · Vegetables