Grow Your Own Eggplants

Eggplant Caprese Stack

Were eggplants part of your garden plan? Here’s a tasty recipe for an Italian appetizer that will help you utilize your harvest. Ingredients •    Salt and freshly ground black pepper •    1 eggplant, sliced about ¼ in. thick •    8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil + more for drizzling •    2 eggs, whisked •    1 cup [...]

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Rosemary-and-thyme

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients  •    1 lb baby potatoes•    1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil•    1 tb coarse salt•    2/3 tb black pepper•    2 tb fresh cut thyme and rosemaryPreheat oven to 400° F.Wash the baby potatoes and cut into sections of a desired size, place them in a bowl and coat with olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme [...]

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Pasta Carbonara With Spring Peas

Pasta Carbonara with Spring Peas

Ingredients • Salt • ¾ pound angel hair pasta (regular or whole grain) • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil • 2 large garlic cloves, minced • 6 oz. of pancetta, cut into ¼ inch cubes • ¾ cup heavy cream • 4 large room temperature egg yolks • Freshly ground black pepper • ½ cup [...]

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Hydroponic Vertical Gardening

All About Vertical Gardening: What is Vertical Gardening?

Vertical gardening is exactly what the name implies – gardening on a vertical, rather than a horizontal, surface. This can be accomplished in two major ways. First, many vertical gardens take advantage of the tendencies of some plants to grow up rather than out. But it’s not just limited to plants that naturally grow up. [...]

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Planning

How To: Plan Your Vertical Garden

Planning your vertical garden is different from planning a traditional garden, but shouldn’t be done with any less care. Step One: Consider your location. Ideally, vegetable plants should get at least six hours of sustained sunlight a day, so pick a spot that will allow for maximum sun while minimizing filtered light through trees. If [...]

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Shopping list

All About Vertical Gardening: Shopping List for Creating a Vertical Garden

Your vertical gardening shopping list, at first glance, will be very similar to that of a traditional horizontal garden, but there are some very important things to consider. First, will you start your plants in the ground – such as in a small plot against your house – or will you use containers? By using [...]

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Vegetables to use

All About Vertical Gardening: Fruits and Vegetables to Use in Vertical Gardening

Just because you’ve decided to plant your garden on a vertical axis rather than a horizontal one doesn’t mean you can’t continue to grow most – if not all – the vegetables you’re used to growing in a traditional garden. However, those vegetables that will naturally grow vertically by extending vines that attach to a [...]

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Planting and harvesting

All About Vertical Gardening: Planting and Harvesting Your Vertical Garden

When it comes to planting and harvesting, there are very few differences between vertical and horizontal gardening. Whether you’re using a container or a strip of ground, the best place to start is by making sure you have soil conducive to growth. If you’re using containers, start with a good, nutrient-rich gardening soil from the [...]

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Disease, cucumber plant.

All About Vertical Gardening: Protecting Vertical Gardens from Disease

Because vertical gardens grow up rather than along the ground, the risk of disease is significantly reduced thanks to limited contact with the soil. However, that doesn’t mean your plants will be disease free in a vertical garden. As with any type of gardening, the first step to avoiding disease is the quality of the [...]

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Pests

All About Vertical Gardening: Protecting Vertical Gardens from Pests

One great advantage of having a vertical garden is the limited exposure to soil-dwelling pests thanks to less direct exposure to the soil. But don’t get lulled into a false sense of security when it comes to pest control – it will still be an issue. Any insect or other critter that could infest your [...]

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