Monthly Archives: October 2014

How To Bee Free In Your Garden

When Bees Are Not Invited Over the years, I’ve written a lot about how to attract bees, keep them safe and make them happy. However, a reader who is deathly allergic to bees (and about 5% of the population is) … Continue reading

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A Plethora Of Pumpkins

On Beyond Pie Pumpkins are just plain beautiful. Round or elongated, warty or smooth skinned, tawny or palest cream, they stand out like glowing lanterns in the browning fields. Carving pumpkins has always been one of my favorite fall activities. … Continue reading

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Over-Wintering Edible Tropicals

Keep Those Tomatoes & Peppers Coming (Or Going) A friend recently sent me a link to a hot pepper-grower’s site that offered suggestions on over-wintering your pepper plants. While I haven’t tried this with peppers myself, I have over-wintered tomatoes … Continue reading

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Vegan Breakfasts & Snack Bars

Food For All Ages & Stages Like so many of my peers, I thought that being semi-retired would mean lots of lovely leisure. Hmm. Between caring for my aging mom and my growing grandson, my life is as full as … Continue reading

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