Archive for August, 2009

Harvest Time

Despite challenges from the weather this summer, many of us are enjoying harvesting our veggies from our backyards.  This year, I’ve learned a lot about what I want (and don’t want) to do next year.  A few thoughts:

–Less cherry tomatoes!
–More brandywines
–Stagger my planting times for a more continuous harvest
–Plant more root veggies: beets, potatoes, carrots, onions

I’ve also come pretty close to perfecting my bhabha ganoush recipe for all of the tasty eggplants I picked.  So what are your tips, tricks, secrets, and ideas for your veggie garden?  Delicious recipes?  Inquiring minds want to know!

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Here are some simple, eco-friendly ideas for going back to school:

1) Reuse as much as possible from the previous school year and older siblings: backpacks, clothes, lunch bags, and school supplies.

2) Pack lunches with reusable bags and drink containers.

3) Walk or ride your bike to school with your kids, or if they’re old enough, allow them to walk or ride on their own.

4) If your supply list asks for tissues, paper towels, and other paper products for the classroom, buy products with recycled product.

Surely you readers have more tips too, right?  Then share your ideas!

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