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Make a Gallon Bottle Greenhouse

February 12, 2010, Posted by Carmen Lopez Marshall

Make a Gallon Bottle Greenhouse
If you are looking to encourage seedling growth, making a mini greenhouse from a recycled gallon bottle is a quick and easy solution. Doing this, not only you are “thinking green”, but you are saving money. 
You’ll need:
1 empty gallon bottle
sharp knife
potting soil
seeds (tomatoes, peppers, herbs, flowers, etc.)
a plate to hold the [...]

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October 23, 2009, Posted by Carmen Lopez Marshall

How To Store Winter Squash:
Place whole winter squash on top of thick pads of newspapers in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location, preferably between 45 and 50 degrees F. Check on a regular basis for rot and use within three to six months depending on variety of squash.
Refrigerate tightly wrapped cut pieces of winter squash, such [...]

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Storing Winter Squash

September 29, 2009, Posted by Carmen Lopez Marshall

For long-term squash storage, choose a well-ventilated, cool place such as an open basement area, which has a consistent temperature of around 50 degrees.
At temperatures above 60 degrees, moisture loss and stringy flesh occurs. Try to avoid sites with fluctuate temperatures and outdoor pits and cellars, which have high humidity, low temperatures and poor air [...]

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Bake A Real Pumpkin Pie

September 24, 2009, Posted by Carmen Lopez Marshall

How about making this year’s pumpkin pie with a real pie pumpkin? It is VERY easy! And the taste is definitely YUMMY.


1 pie pumpkin* (4-5 lbs pureed)
1 can evaporated milk
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp cloves
1 piecrust
Cooking spray

Too cook the real pie pumpkin:
1. Cut off the top of the sugar pumpkin and [...]

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Freezing Hot Peppers

September 24, 2009, Posted by Carmen Lopez Marshall

Wash and stem hot peppers. Package, leaving no headspace. Seal and freeze. It is not necessary to cut or chop hot peppers before freezing.

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