Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Home Grown: Trellis Home Vegetables for Better Fruit, Bigger Harvest

Trellising gets the plant and fruit up off the ground. This makes for better quality fruit and less disease. It also helps maintain order in the garden and makes harvesting easier.

For tomatoes, some people simply put cages over the plant to support it as it grows. Another method is to drive a 1-inch- square, 4-foot stake into the ground by each plant and tie the plant to the stake.

If you have a long row of tomatoes, you can set a large post at each end of the row and again about every 20 feet within it. Attach a wire across the top of the posts and about 4 inches above the ground. Use twine to tie each plant to the wires for support.

Continued in... Home Grown

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Artwork: Cucumber Trellis

Monday, June 1, 2015

Recipe File: Chocolate-Praline Cake in a Jar

Chocolate cake by the pint.

Adapted from Chocolate & Vanilla by Gale Gand, one of the country's most high-profile pastry chefs, this may be the ultimate portable cake.

Pour the batter into 1-pint canning jars and bake them in the oven; then pour in praline topping, let them cool, screw on the lids and go.

full recipe in The Recipe Archive

Chocolate and Vanilla by Gale Gand.
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Artwork: Pint Mason Jar