- John Scheepers
We hope that you will love our 3-Cheese Eggplant Parmesan as much as we do. We like to make a winter stockpile of Oven-Baked Eggplant in advance so we can make this supremely comforting dish whenever the spirit moves us over the winter.
- Best-selling author Patricia Wells shares her love of French cooking with garden-fresh ingredients in this, her tenth cookbook. She presents irresistible recipes that will surely become time-honored favorites of your family. She serves this moist, dense cake with lemon sauce and a scoop of Lemon Thyme Sorbet. (William Morrow: An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers: April 2007.)
- As you might imagine, the fall bulb season is a rather hectic time of the year. That's when I count on the stockpile of magical envelopes in our freezer containing all the goodness of this year's harvest. My gremolata concoction is one of my new favorites. It is terrific melted over steamed or roasted vegetables, spread over a salmon filet (cook at 250ºF for 30 minutes), or rubbed under the skin of a roasting chicken. It's a terrific, easy way to harvest and preserve parsley for use over the winter when we need it most.
Alternanthera Sowing InstructionsRead more
Days to Germination:7-14 days
Alternanthera dentata. Start transplants indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date. Sow seeds on top of sterile starter mix, leaving the seeds uncovered but pressed firmly onto the soil surface, as light is needed for germination. Pamper with 65°-75°F temperatures, good air circulation, strong light and even moisture. Do not allow the seedlings to wilt or dry out. Once seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into larger, deeper pots for full root system development. After all danger of frost has passed, harden them off by gradually acclimating them to the outdoors over 7 to 10 days. Transplant out 12" apart in rich, moist, well-draining soil and full to partial sunlight. Prized for its mounding, shiny, deep purple foliage, Alternanthe
Alyssum Sowing InstructionsRead more
Days to Germination:8-15 days
Lobularia maritima, Sweet Alyssum. This fragrant, hardy annual has delicate, dense clusters of tiny flowers growing in mounds. Alyssum may be started indoors 5 weeks before transplanting out, but it is easiest to direct sow 3 to 4 weeks prior to the last frost date. Sow seeds on top of the soil, leaving the seeds uncovered but pressed firmly onto the soil surface, as light is needed for germination. Provide even moisture and strong light during germination. Thin or carefully transplant the seedlings 4" to 5" apart once they are large enough to handle. Perfect for borders, rockgardens, containers and hanging baskets, this heirloom thrives in full to partial sunlight and in most types of soil. It prefers to be kept moist, but will tolerate drought and heat.
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Amaranth Sowing Instructions
Days to Germination:3-10 days
Heat-loving Amaranth can be direct-sown outdoors after all danger of frost has passed in warmer areas. In colder areas, it may be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting out after the last frost. Sow seeds in good seed-starting medium with even moisture, strong light and good ventilation. Prepare bed in full sunlight with rich, well-draining soil. Harden off the seedlings by gradually acclimating them to outside conditions for 1 to 2 weeks before transplanting out. When plants are 4" to 8" tall, thin or transplant 6" to 18" apart. For salad greens, harvest thinnings and whole young plants. Larger, mature leaves may be cooked like spinach. Seed heads will form on mature plants and may be harvested, dried, crus
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Plant Spacing: 12”
Herbs may be either direct-sown outdoors after the threat of frost has passed, or started indoors for transplanting or container gardening. Herbs require moderately rich, well-draining soil with at least 5 hours of bright sunlight. To start indoors: sow lightly in sterilized seed mix, lightly moisten and cover with plastic wrap until germination takes place. Do not water again until sprouts emerge. Remove plastic wrap once sprouted. Transplant outdoors when the threat of frost has passed. Some perennials like Lavender, Catnip or Savory prefer to be started indoors. Others such as Chives, Sage or Fennel prefer to be direct-sown outside once the soil has warmed. Most herbs dislike chemicals or over-fertilization. Feed lightly with kelp or fish emulsion once seedlings are well established. Keep lightly
- Arrows Restaurant
Voted one of the top 50 US restaurants by Gourmet Magazine, Arrows Restaurant is in an 18th century farmhouse overlooking prized flower, herb amd vegetable gardens on the edge of dense woods, just minutes from the rocky Maine coast. Acclaimed for their inventive, seasonal cuisine, service and old-world ambiance, Arrows incorporates their homegrown herbs and vegetables into magnificent creations inspired by Clark and Mark's international travels. For the garden salad at Arrows, they use whatever is best in the garden at the time. Herbs, field greens and even flowers have different flavors that will take a salad of simple lettuce from a monchromatic experience to the level of a rich, flavor tapestry.
Artichoke Sowing InstructionsRead more
Days to Germination:7-12 days
Artichokes need moderate temperatures, strong sunlight and good ventilation to grow from seed. Start indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date: sow 3 to 4 seeds per pot or 1 seed per peat pot, barely moistening the soil. Artichokes develop a tiny taproot and are extremely susceptible to damping off, so barely water the young seedlings. When 2"to 3" tall, transfer to individual 4" pots. An ideal location for Artichokes is a well-draining bed or a raised bed in strong sunlight. Prepare area by digging in well rotted manure and/or compost. Plant seedlings in the garden after the last frost, adding fertilizer under each plant. The key to good choke development is to time outdoor planting so that they get at least 3 weeks of cool, 50°F weather (prote
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Arugula Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth: 1⁄8"-1⁄4"
Row Spacing: 12"-18”
Seed Spacing: 2"
Days to Germination: 5-14 days
Germination Temperature: 45°-70°F
Salad Greens yield the tastiest and most tender leaves when grown quickly in cool weather. Sow directly as soon as the soil may be worked in the spring and/or in the fall, about 6 weeks before the first fall frost. Follow the spacing on the chart above or broadcast seed in a well-dug bed in moderately fertile soil amended with compost and/or well-rotted manure. A light sprinkling of soil over the seed is sufficient, tamp down lightly and water well. For larger plants, thin seedlings to 10" to 12" apart. To harvest in the “cut and come again” method, you don’t need to thin them out. Just give them a haircut when they are 3" to 4" tall. Weed scrupulously and keep soil evenly moist. Feed with kelp or fish