Monthly Archives: January 2016

Spring Planting, Melons

Melons are my sugar of choice.  Keep your gooey cakes and cookies and give me a ripe melon every time.  Ambrosia. Melons are going to be a hard one for me to grow, all agreement goes to the naysayers. This … Continue reading

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Spring Planting, Legumes

For this spring planting, I have picked Bolita Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), Garden Peas (Pisum sativus), Lentils (Lens culinaris), and Tepary Beans (Phaseolus coccineus). All are great nitrogen fixers, and because I do not use market economy fertilizer, legumes are planted … Continue reading

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Cranberry Wine

Yesterday I started 2 gallons of cranberry wine with fresh cranberries I bought for cranberry nut bread, and had 2 pounds left over. I always buy too many. Cranberry Wine 2 gallon jar 2 pounds fresh cranberries 8 cups sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

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Spring Planting, Squash

I have picked three types of squash for my garden. One variety each of Curcurbita pepo, maxima, and foetidissima. They should not cross breed. The Table King Bush Acorn Squash (Curcurbita pepo) is a long keeping winter squash that matures … Continue reading

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Spring Planting, Landrace Seeds

There are various qualities in landrace seeds, but the most important is that they are genetically dynamic. Corporate monocultural seeds are bred to exclude that diversity and turn it into strains with very narrow genetic variance and through their breeding programs … Continue reading

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Spring Planting, Bulk Calories

Bulk calories have a bad name these days, and are considered equivalent to empty calories.  This has come about because of corporate overprocessing of our foods and injecting sugar, fats, and toxic chemicals.  We would be healthier if those calories … Continue reading

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Spring Planting, Grains

This spring I will plant all the old standby vegetables, but will add a few grains. I have historically relied on purchasing healthy grains for bread baking, but find it difficult to buy grains with full confidence of them being … Continue reading

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