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All About Edible Flowers

Edible flowers are back in vogue! Popular during Queen Victoria’s reign, chefs and creative culinarians are adding flavor and color to their dishes with flowers. The most common are nasturtium, pansy, violet, calendula, and chive (allium). Click to view our … Read More

Drying Herbs

Drying Herbs by Sue Adams Using a Dehydrator: This method is fast and protects against possible mold. Wash lightly in cold running water. Drain thoroughly on absorbent towels or hang plants upside down until the water evaporates. Place the branches … Read More

Tomato Questions & Answers

  Heirloom or Hybrid? An heirloom tomato is a tomato plant that is more than 50 years old. The seeds have been passed down from generation to generation. When you save the seeds from your heirloom tomato and plant them … Read More

How to Overwinter and Care for Mums

by Sue Adams Our winters can be challenging for mums, so to help them survive Hudson Valley winters: When the foliage has succumbed to frost, cut the plant back to the ground. Apply a thick mulch (chopped leaves, pine needles, … Read More