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Benefits of Bee Boxes

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on September 10, 2016 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

"Plight" of the Bumblebee

Honey Bees are the most important crop pollinator in the United States. Unfortunately, due to disease and other environmental factors such as pollution and destruction of natural habitat, the number of honey bees is believed to have dropped about 50% since the 1950's. We need to help encourage the population of Solitary Bees (who do not tend to sting humans like wasps or colonizing bees, such as Honey Bees or Bumble Bees) to sustain the population of cro...

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Benefits of Bird Houses

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on September 10, 2016 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (5)

Attracting birds isn't a hard task at all. You will just need to give them a reason to choose your yard by supplying them with the tools they need to make a home.

 

A good place to start is by providing a Bird Box. Many birds will nest in a tree, but if given the proper shelter how could they refuse? Although it's suggested that you clean out the box after each season, most birds will be able to "clean house" themselves. Our boxes provide easy access screws on the botto...

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My Experience on the 7 Day "GM Wonder Diet"

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on August 5, 2016 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

So a friend talked me into doing the 7 Day "GM Wonder Diet", and I've decided to share my experience and results.  This diet plan is all over the internet, but after much digging I discovered a few things.  Many sources say this "diet" was created by General Motors for use by it's employees, was developed with the assistance of the FDA and USDA, and was tested at Johns Hopkins.  I couldn't find any information to support those claims... but the internet would never lie to me!! ...

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Regrow Celery

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on November 14, 2012 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

After you cut the bottom off of a bunch of celery... don't throw it away!  You can easily grow a new bunch with just a couple steps!  This makes a great project for kids :)

 

Cut the end of the bunch off, and place it in a shallow dish of water.  Place in a sunny spot, but out of direct sunlight.  Replace water daily.  After about a week or two new leaves will start to sprout from the center of the bunch.  Keep the celery in water until roots sta...

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Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on November 14, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Oatmeal Cookies

(Based on a recipe from Better Homes and Gardens)

3/4 C Butter, softened

1 C Packed brown sugar

1/2 C Sugar

1 tsp Baking powder

1/4 tsp Baking soda

2 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla

1 3/4 C All-purpose flour

2 C Rolled oats

1 C Chocolate chips, raisins, or dried cherries (I like to mix all 3!)

 

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees

-In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on high for 30 ...

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Prepping Brussel Sprouts For Freezing

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on November 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Brussel sprouts taste even better after a light frost... but you can't leave them outside forever!  When it comes time to harvest you may find you have more then you could possibly eat.  It is very easy to freeze them, but there is a little prep work involved if you would like them to taste good after thawing.  Best way to prep brussel sprouts for freezing is to blanch them.

 

Harvest your sprouts, cut the stems, pull off the outer leaves, and rinse off an...

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Mixed Berry Jam

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on October 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a recipe I found online.  Very easy for a first time jam attempt! 

-1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered

-1 1/2 Cups sugar

-1/2 lemon, seeded

-1 pound mixed berries (I use blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)

 

-In a large saucepan (do not use aluminum) add the strawberries and sugar.  You will not need heat for this step!  Allow the sugar to dissolve for about an hour, stirring occasionally, until you have a m...

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Protect Your Arms

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on October 21, 2012 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Saw this idea in the latest issue of Garden Gate and just had to try it! Now I don't have to wear long sleeves when I work with my tomato or zucchini plants (which tend to give me hives). Just take a long sock and cut the fingers out of it... then place your gardening gloves over them. Tried it and it works! Thank you Garden Gate Magazine for the wonderful tip! - Mimi's Garden

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Pickled Peppers, Basic Recipe

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on October 3, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This recipe will be enough for 4 pints of pickled peppers, and can be adjusted up or down based on your harvest!  Works with any type of pepper.

2 Quarts of Peppers

2 Cups White Vinegar

2 Cups Water

1 Tsp salt

-Seed, stem, and slice peppers.  If the peppers are spicy you may want to wear gloves!  If you leave the peppers whole cut 2 sl...

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Pesto

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on July 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Ingredients:

 

1 Cup packed basil (Stemmed, rinsed, and thoroughly drained)

1/4 Cup Olive oil

2 Medium Cloves of Garlic

1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese

1/4 tsp Salt

-In a food processor or blender combine basil leaves, garlic, salt, and oil

-Process until mixture is evenly blended

-Transfer to a bowl and st...

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