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Tangy Cucumber Dressing Recipe
A featured recipe from Heinz Vinegar.  Serve over poached salmon, grilled chicken or a simple tomato and lettuce salad. Read article
Elderberries
Jams, jellies, and elderberry pie. Read article
Dog-Friendly Gardening
Dog-friendly landscaping keeps everybody happy. Read article
Veggie Races
Making Seed Rain Sticks
Berry Vinaigrette Recipe
A featured recipe from Heinz Vinegar.  Serve this light and refreshing vinaigrette over a spring mix salad or fresh fruit salad. If desired, substitute raspberries with strawberries or blackberries. Read article
Chilled Marinated Vegetable Rice Salad Recipe
Featured Recipe from Heinz Vinegar.  A great way to serve all your garden fresh vegetables. Read article
Pomegranate
As decorative as they are delicious. Read article

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • How can you tell when it is time to harvest the backyard apple, peach, pear and cherry trees? Time the picking to coincide with the fruit being fully ripe to yield its peak of flavor and nutrition. Here’s what to look for:
    - The fruit will look ripe. Its skin will be flush with color rather than the green shade it had while developing all summer.
    - The fruit will feel ripe. It will yield to a gentle squeeze indicating the flesh has softened somewhat.
    - It will also smell ripe becoming pleasantly fragrant, especially when the sun has warmed it.
    - The best indication that fruit is ready for picking is that it picks easily. Truly ripe fruit virtually falls into your hand when grasped. But harvest before it drops onto the ground and attracts bees.