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Pint size cantaloupe

Look what I harvested!  It’s a Minnesota midget cantaloupe.  Looks like, tastes like, smells like the real thing but it’s all in a pint size.  This 2 serving size heirloom melon is ideal for a large container or small garden…

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Figs, figs and more figs

I climbed into my fig tree today and what do you think I found.  A swarm of June bugs eating all of my ripe figs.  I have been waiting for the figs to ripen and I guess the hot weather…

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Snakes and bird netting

I was concerned that cat birds would eat my blueberry crop so I covered the plants with bird netting. I was worried that birds would walk under and feed so I pinned the netting to the ground. Won’t do that…

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Blueberry pizza

Oh yes.  You read that right. There comes that time in the blueberry season when (even with just our few bushes) we’ve picked enough and eaten enough that “by the handful” or “on the cereal” starts to get a little…

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Yes, we have strawberries

Strawberry shortcake with ourhome-grown berries We’ve been eating strawberries fresh picked from our backyard garden—first just plain berries—then on cereal, pancakes, and waffles—on shortcake with milk—and under vanilla ice cream.  We’ve made a batch of freezer jam too.  We’ve given…

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Carroll County Grow It Eat It learning programs begin January 14th at 6:30 PM

See our classes listed on the Grow It Eat It website here!

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Berry Patch: I hated to do it, but …

Out-of-bounds strawberry plants  I hated to do it, but I’ve just uprooted and thrown away a barrelful of beautiful young strawberry plants.  Was I mad?  Delusional?  No, I was “following directions”—directions of strawberry experts. I used to be a strawberry…

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