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When a cucumber is taken from the vine let it be cut with a knife, leaving about an eighth of an inch of the cucumber on the stem, then slit the stem with the knife from its end to the vine leaving a small portion of the cucumber on each division and on each separate slip there will be a new cucumber as large as the first.

Asparagus is a member of the Lily family of long-lived, storage-rooted perennial. Says The Trusty Gardener, "When you stop harvesting the spears – which are the growing stems – the plants continue to send up new spears that grow and spread out into this wonderful, fluffy fern. You must allow the fern to collect sun and make sugars by photosynthesis to send down to the roots so the plant will have lots of energy to make lots more delicious spears for next year." Grows well with tomatoes.

from Apartment Therapy

Vertical Gardening Inspiration

great use of space --> vertical gardening ideas with wooden fence #diy #garden

"When my sister was married, I took the half-dead roses from her bouquet. At home, I rooted them by cutting off the heads, making a clean cut on the bottoms, dipping the fresh-cut bottoms in rooting hormone, and putting them in a pot that was half Perlite and half soil. I kept these moist until rooted & planted them in a shaded location in my garden. This year, on her anniversary, she received a gift that can't be replaced: 12 rose bushes from her wedding bouquet."

from The Kitchn

Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil — Tips from

Freeze herbs while they are fresh - put chopped herbs into ice tray and add olive oil before freezing. Then put into freezer bags and label for later use.

MY FAV CUCUMBER!! ARMENIAN Cucumber Seeds A.K.A. the "Yard Long Cucumber." The long, pale, ribbed fruits are crisp, juicy, and sweet. They are at their very best when picked at about 1 foot long. Train on a trellis to keep fruit straighter, and harvesting easier. Will never need peeling.