Weekly Garden Tip
Disease can be extremely challenging to identify without a lab test of a sample plant. A good approach is to take actions that help prevent diseases from the get-go. One action that can greatly reduce the chances of your plants getting a disease is to not water your plants. Instead, water your soil only. Your plant leaves don’t need watering. Focus the water where the roots are and keep the above ground parts of the plant as dry as possible.
✅ Free Resource: Maximize Your Garden Space
So you’ve got some wasted space in the garden. No big deal, right? Wrong! It’s NOT good for your soil to leave it exposed like that.
Plus, that means less fresh food! Every space you leave empty in your garden decreases the return on your garden investment.
That’s why Garden Trainer Crystal Meserole created the Maximize Your Garden Space eGuide. Get the six strategies to maximize your harvests so you can get tons of fresh food on your plate for just pennies.
What's Happening in Harvest Club
Hey chocolate lovers!
This week, if you haven’t already seen it, check out the video with Marjory Wildcraft, who shares how to grow your own cacao. 🍫
Not a member of our garden membership Harvest Club? You can get a one-time complimentary two month membership with any of our courses. Harvest Club has tons of resources to help you thrive. Plus, you get access to ongoing garden support through email. Learn more here.
📱 Isn’t There An App For That? 📱
Planning a new garden or wanting to expand your current one? Not sure how much space you need to accomplish what you envision? That is where crop planning comes into play! Crop planning is something that is unique for each garden space and must be tailored to YOUR specific area. Your climate, amount of sunlight, and orientation of your garden are just a few of the factors that need to be considered. Are you thinking—like most people nowadays—that there must be “an app for that”? Find out why gardening apps can be inefficient and how to properly crop plan in this week’s featured blog…
A Weekly Recipe from the GYOV Gardens:
What’s for dinner? After harvesting three eggplants and several tomatoes, GYOV CEO and Lifestyle Gardener Denise Beins made this tasty dinner that you may enjoy, too!
Herbed Eggplant & Tomato Medley
• Eggplant – 2-3 cups, cubedTomatoes – 2-3 large, sliced
• Yellow Onion – 1 large, diced medium
• Shallots – 1 large or 2 small, roughly chopped
• Garlic – 9 cloves, finely chopped
• Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tablespoons
• Almond Milk (or your preference) – 1 cup
• Eggs – 4 large
• Cheddar cheese – 1 cup, grated
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Fresh Herbs* – 1½ teaspoon
• Fresh lemon
* Thyme is suggested. However, oregano, basil, and rosemary are also good.
- Preheat oven to 400℉ and lightly grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.
- Over medium heat, heat olive oil and then add onion, shallots, garlic and eggplant. Salt and sauté until onions and eggplant are tender, approximately 7 minutes.
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together.
- Stir in the cheese, fresh herbs, salt, and pepper.
- Add the sautéed ingredients (from step 2 above).
- Pour into the prepared baking dish and place the sliced tomatoes on top.
- Bake at 400℉ until set and lightly browned, approximately 45 minutes.
- Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top after removing the dish from the oven.
- Cool a few minutes and then enjoy your harvest!
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