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  • Brussels Sprouts : Tips from Seed to Harvest – These nutritious miniature cabbages are often under celebrated and even disliked. Don’t give up on them though! It is well worth noting that often store bought Brussels sprouts are picked too early – it shows in their bitter flavor and tough texture. Picking them fresh from the farm or garden after a few frosts sweetens the flavor and makes them tender, offering a whole different experience! Read more →
  • Carrots, Beets, Parsnips, and Similar Roots: Storage Tips – Storing food in small amounts is easy, but in larger quantities it can be tricky in our increasingly energy efficient homes. Root vegetables store best in the refrigerator. Here are some more tips for keeping them longer. Read more →
  • Chiffonade – Chiffonade is a way to chop greens so they look elegant and are easy to incorporate in to salads, soups, and more. Read more →
  • Early Planting – Here are some tips on getting on start on early plantings. Learn about crops that are less risky to plant early, and also some tricks that can help you protect your plants on those often cold spring nights. Read more →
  • Fennel – Fennel is very complimentary to other foods, especially seafoods and citrus. It adds a great zing and crunch to tuna salad; it adds depth and flavor to grilled or roasted fish—pretty much any kind of fish. Read more →
  • Frost Protection – Traditionally there is still a good possibility of frost in the Connecticut River valley through May 20, and up in the hills through Memorial Day weekend or even the first week of June. With care, you can still get a head start on the garden. Read more →
  • Geotextiles: Insect Netting – Insect netting is a thin fabric, similar to row cover yet thinner and more porous. Use insect netting on crops with great pest or bird pressure where there is no need to insulate the crop. Read more →
  • Green Garlic – Green garlic is garlic that is harvested before the scape (the flower bud) and bulb form. The bulb and the tender parts of the greens are delicious. Use them as you would scallions or leeks. Green garlic is sometimes called domestic ramps as they are similar in taste to wild ramps (a short-season wild leek with a garlicy taste). Read more →
  • Greens: Storage Tips – Storing food in small amounts is easy, but in larger quantities it can be tricky in our increasingly energy efficient homes. Most greens store best in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Here are some more tips for keeping your greens fresh. Read more →
  • Growing Late Season Greens – In the heat of summer many greens are bolting (setting seed) and becoming bitter, but with a little planning you can still plant more greens throughout the summer! Read more →

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