Posts Tagged ‘summer veggies’

Share Your Veg Garden Tips & Tricks

zucchini flower closeup

Zucchini flower

There are both male and female flowers on a zucchini plant. How do you tell them apart? The female flowers have a stubby stalk, (it’s where the fruit begins to grow), and the male flowers are on the end of a more slender stalk.

Problem: Blossom-end rot on your zucchinis? That’s when the end of the zucchini plant shrivels and sometimes turns black or yellow. It forms where the blossom is attached to the beginning fruit. Nature gave us uneven watering this summer: drought followed by buckets of rain; perfect conditions for creating blossom-end rot. Tomatoes are suffering too. Continue »

The Easiest Way to Preserve The Summer’s Bounty

I’m a sucker for a bargain and a nerd for IQF. Fortunately these two weaknesses go hand in hand. IQF is an acronym for Individual Quick Freezing, possibly the simplest method of preserving fruit and veggies. With an abundance of both crowding the shelves of the produce department and overflowing in farmer’s markets, the temptation is to buy as much as you can carry.

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