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Home Garden Joy · 6d ago

Harvesting and Storing Fresh Green Peas

Harvest and storing green peas is the big “to do” task in the kitchen in June.  It’s almost the Summer Solstice and the peas are coming in thick and fast. The new Vine Spine Linking Trellis ...
Home Garden Joy · 2W ago

Common Garden Pests

This spring, we’ve seen an abundance of common garden pests ranging from the big (deer) to the small (potato beetles). Every garden is subject to some sort of pest. I don’t care how big or h...
Home Garden Joy · 2W ago

Herbal Bath Salts with Aroma Foundry Essential Oils

This simple recipe for herbal bath salts creates a delightful, fragrant addition to your bath that will nourish your senses and pamper your skin. I received samples of Aroma Foundry essentia...
Home Garden Joy · 3W ago

Broccoli Rabe Recipes: Broccolini Quesedillas

Finding broccoli rabe recipes can be difficult. Most involve pasta, garlic, and of course, the leafy green vegetable known as broccoli rabe. This recipe transforms greasy quesadillas into a ...
Home Garden Joy · 3W ago

A Review of G.H. Cretors Popped Corn

  This is a sponsored post created for G.H. Cretors popped corn. I received a gift package containing two bags of popcorn and two DVDs, approximately a $25 value, in exchange for a fair and ...
Home Garden Joy · 4W ago

Make the Perfect Cup of Herbal Tea

Make the Perfect Cup of Herbal Tea Make the perfect cup of herbal tea, right from your own garden! In May, I gave two free talks on how to grow, harvest, dry, and create your very own herbal...
Home Garden Joy · 4W ago

How to Freeze Broccoli Rabe

In my last post, I shared with you the wonderful nutrition found in broccoli rabe. It’s one of my favorite vegetables and it is very easy to grow here in zone 7. Like many spring vegetables,...
Home Garden Joy · 4W ago

An Introduction to Broccoli Rabe

I’m weird. If you haven’t figured that out by now, let me assure you – I’m a bizarre creature. One of my unique attributes is a liking, nay, a passion for a green vegetable called broccoli r...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Transitioning the Vegetable Garden from Spring to Summer

This is the time of year when I transition the vegetable garden from its spring crops into summertime. It’s the time of year when we never seem to have enough room in the raised beds nor eno...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

The Garden Update: What’s Blooming at Home Garden Joy

You know the old saying, “The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot?” I feel that way about my garden and my gardening blog. When I’m busy writing about gardening, I am inside and not outs...