Kevin Lee Jacobs https://www.agardenforthehouse.com Gardening, Recipes & Home Décor Tips Fri, 24 Sep 2021 16:59:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/gardenhouse-icon-90x90.png Kevin Lee Jacobs https://www.agardenforthehouse.com 32 32 2021 Kitchen Garden Report (Yours and Mine) https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2021-kitchen-garden-report-yours-and-mine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2021-kitchen-garden-report-yours-and-mine https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2021-kitchen-garden-report-yours-and-mine/#comments Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:24:49 +0000 https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/?p=46425 How’d your vegetable garden perform during the summer of 2021? Did it produce for you the harvest of your dreams? Thanks to a too-cold, too-hot summer, my own kitchen garden was (and still is) a prolific disaster. Here’s my “farm report,” followed, I hope, by yours: My kitchen garden suffered from both neglect and bad weather during the 2021 growing season. An unusually-cold May was proceeded by an equally-chilly June. 

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How to Dry Parsley in the Oven https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/how-to-dry-parsley-in-the-oven/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-dry-parsley-in-the-oven https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/how-to-dry-parsley-in-the-oven/#comments Sun, 12 Sep 2021 11:56:38 +0000 https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/?p=46338 Last updated on September 13th, 2021 Got a bevy of beautiful parsley in your garden? You might like to dry it for winter culinary use. Dried low and slow, this culinary staple usually retains much of its peppery/grassy aroma. The following oven-dehydrating technique has proven successful for me: Oh. Want to freeze your herbs instead of drying them? Be sure to read my detailed post: How I Freeze A Year’s

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How to Cure Onions for Winter Storage https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/how-to-cure-onions-for-winter-storage/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-cure-onions-for-winter-storage https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/how-to-cure-onions-for-winter-storage/#comments Sun, 15 Aug 2021 13:33:32 +0000 https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/?p=46233 I usually harvest my “keeper” onions in mid-August. Of course, before the bulbs go into winter storage, I first let them “cure” outdoors in warmth and air. Well-cured onions retain their good eating quality for months. Read on, and I’ll show you how to cure and store this valuable crop: Onions are ready for harvest when their green tops fall over. After lifting the bulbs, brush or shake off loose

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Your Veggie Garden Report: July 2021 https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/your-veggie-garden-report-july-2021/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=your-veggie-garden-report-july-2021 https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/your-veggie-garden-report-july-2021/#comments Sun, 11 Jul 2021 12:00:15 +0000 https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/?p=46107 How’s your veggie patch coming along? Any troubles to report? My own Kitchen Garden, above, is struggling to grow in the extreme weather that has so far defined the summer of 2021.  Oy vey. Here’s my “farm report,” followed, I hope, by yours: Bed #1. Delicata Squash. Are you familiar with this winter squash? This is my first year growing it. Delicata has a thin, or “delicate” skin that does

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Mid-March 2021 Garden Walk https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/mid-march-2021-garden-walk/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mid-march-2021-garden-walk https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/mid-march-2021-garden-walk/#comments Sat, 13 Mar 2021 22:34:53 +0000 https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/?p=45415 In mid-March, when the sun is shining, the snow is melting, and spring seems a not-too-distant certainty, I like to steal a few moments in the great outdoors. Would you like to see what I see as I stroll the various gardens here at Clover Hill? Join me. Here’s something to sustain us during our garden walk. The olives are there so we don’t starve to death. WHAM! We are

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