Dress Up Like An Salad

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Salad Days by Suzy Menkes Photog Richard Burbridge

Obesity is an major problem around the globe. This article should be called “Dress Like an Salad” aka Salad Days. Fabulous article…..YUMMY!

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Grow Basil in your Kitchen Garden

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Basil © Delores Randall

I have received your email about how to grow basil in you kitchen garden. Thus far I love my container Basil plant. I have planted basil outdoors in my garden. I find that Basil tend to grow slower outdoors….

The basil in the photograph above was started from seed. I’ve transplant my basil plant outdoors in the earth three weeks ago. It has been growing slow but has survived the transplanting. In my zone we have been experiencing heavy rains which may prolong the healthy growing of basil. I am hopeful that it will produce an abundant crop of basil.

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Container Red Tomatoes

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The container tomato plant has yield five delicious red tomatoes. The green flowering tomatoes have ripen and are ready for consuming. YUMMY!

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Herbs Planted in the Garden Project Completed

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Herb Garden Project Completed © Delores Randall

 

About an week ago I transplanted all of my herbs into the ground. Click below for description of each herb planted in the garden.

There are many benefits to growing your own herb garden. A mixture of garlic chives and lavender used as an underplanting for roses, discourages Japanese beetles from attacking roses, while flowering dill and chervil attracts other beneficial insects. Annual herbs taste better before they bloom. Once the herbs start growing, you may have enough supply to experiment for other uses. From herbal vinegars to potpourris, infused oils, salves, and skin creams.

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Liquid Fence to Repel Deer and Rabbit Repellent

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Deer & Rabbit Repellent © Delores Randall

 

For the last several years I use to feed the rabbits and frogs in my landscaping bed. What do you do when you no longer want to be the feeder of these critters? According to an product call “Deer and Rabbit Repellent”. If sprayed around the border of the garden and on the plants. It will repel rabbit and deer from eating your garden. After about three weeks they will be repel to stay away from the garden. I better saved my receipt just in case the product does not work. $12.32

  • Earth friendly.
  • Works year round on your outdoor plants and plant beds.
  • Dries odorless.
  • Rain Resistant.
  • Will not harm plants and Animals.
  • Repels Deer and Rabbits from all Garden areas, flowers, shrubs, plants, trees and vines.
  • Liquid Fence that is stinky smelling.
  • Spray once an week for 3 weeks and than once month thereafter. This will train the animals to avoid your yard.

The product works on scent to repel animals. Thus far the repellent has worked around my garden. It is stinky…thus far I have no qualms with the product in my garden. Except it stinks….

Liquid Fence Deer & Repellent purchased at Lowes Home Improvement

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Herbs Growing in the Kitchen Garden

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Planted Herbs Container © Delores Randall

 

Have you tried to plant herbs in your kitchen garden? Herbs to plant would be Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Chive and Cilantro. All are great starters for herbs lovers kitchen gardens.

All of the herb plants I mentioned are perennial. If you plant outdoors the herbs will grow back annually every year on its own and an little help from mother nature.

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Lettuce Home Grown In An Container Taste Delicious

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Container Leafy Lettuce © Delores Randall

 

I finally had an chance to consume my own home grown in an container leafy lettuce. It was absolutely delicious.

 

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What’s For Dinner Tonight? Baked Chicken in da Crib

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baked chicken in da Crib © Delores Randall

You know food ain’t that complex at all. Eat from the land, purchase from your local farmers in the summertime/eat local and or spend your hard earn money at your local grocery store.  Whatever the case may be learn how to throw down in your own kitchens. It is not that hard to whip together and home cooked meal.  Throw some chicken legs in the oven with cut up veggies, pour broth, water or beer in the mix for moisture. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees. Cover for one hour and bake uncovered for an hour to desired brown skin crispness. Serve over rice, eat an drumstick freshly baked or and remember an green veggie. Done deal. Dinner is served. Sides can be anything.

 

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Book | American Growth by First Lady Michelle Obama

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You would have to be living under an rock, in the mountains with no communication or an dark cave to not know that the First Lady of the United States does not appreciate consuming fresh veggies and fruit on the White House dinner table. I am INSPIRED to grow veggies and fruits in water bottles, coffee containers, milk jugs and anything that will allow me to sow an seed.

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thephotographer4you Blogging Sabbatical

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Peony © Delores Randall

 

For the last couple of months I decided to take an break from blogging to collect my thoughts. An blogging sabbatical. It was the best thing I could have taken for several reasons.

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