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Measuring Vegetables for Recipes

This Almanac cooking chart translates 1 pound of any common vegetable to number of cups chopped and cooked, making it easy to measure veggies for pickling and other recipes.

Cute animal pictures: 100 of the cutest animals!

A date on top of a rose? How romantic. Now if only I can find my date- and the rose. Oh its right ABOVE my nose!

Lavender Crafts and Recipes

Lavender is one of the most popular herbs with recipes and remedies dating back for thousands of years. Whether you grow or buy freshly harvested lavender, there are many creative projects to capture the fragrance and essence of this beloved plant including soaps, linen sprays, bath melts, and heat pads—and plenty of ways to enjoy it in beverages and baked goods.

Make a Herbarium....a small book for kids to make to remind them what the plants growing around them are and what they are used for.

Dates come from a large variety of date palm. The tree grows up to 40ft. tall and has 8in. spikes. The dates grow in large clusters at top of tree.Peel the date and eat flesh and spit out seeds. The fruit can also be dried and eaten dried.

Don't Toss Those Flowers! How to Make Homemade Potpourri

Don't Toss Those Flowers! How to Make Homemade Potpourri ~ Great idea for Prom or Wedding Flowers!

Knowing the correct winter crop planting dates for your area will insure you have a great harvest from your year round garden!

Blueberries Growing Guide

Varieties + SoilThe first key to success is to pick the right variety for your climate and to give it company. Blueberries produce more and bigger fruit when planted with at least one other variety to allow for cross-pollination. Planting multiple varieties with different maturity dates also stretches out the harvest season. Each summer, I enjoy over two months of freshly picked berries from my fourteen bushes (representing 9 varieties) here in upstate New York.