Linderman Lane Blog

Garlic Scape Compound Butter

Garlic Scape Compound Butter

June 7th I noticed our first garlic scape of the season! Scapes are the flowering stalks of hard neck garlic that are removed a few weeks prior to harvesting the bulbs. Removing the flowering stalks (the scape) forces the plant to focus on developing a really nice bulb. Cutting the scapes essentially gives us 2 garlic harvests. Scapes can be chopped and used like green onions, pickled, chopped sautéed and served like green beans with butter, roasted whole, used to make pesto, battered and deep fried, thrown in stir fry... so many options! Our garlic was planted Nov 10th and...

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Marketplace Dresser to Porch Cat House!

Marketplace Dresser to Porch Cat House!

We have a lot of outdoor cats. I refer to them as barn cats. We have them to catch rodents. When we bought this house I knew we'd need rodent control. The property had a lot of junk on it and had been vacant for a few years. We now have at least 8 ranging from a few years old to a couple kittens. They all like to hang out on the porch but I have always hated plastic cat houses. I want a cute porch. Can ya blame me? I looked all over Pinterest and combined a few ideas...

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Our Favorite Refrigerator Pickles

Our Favorite Refrigerator Pickles

I love to grow and eat cucumbers. My husband however does not like plain cucumbers. He is a pickle guy. And if you grow cucumbers you know they tend to produce more than you can possibly eat in a day. This a recipe perfect for helping to store those mountains of produce without much work and a great result. If you love pickles I definitely recommend trying these. Nothing is better than homemade. And you only need a few things: 1-liter Glass Jar -- I get these from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T27MW4J 3 TSP Kosher or Pickling Salt -- I also get my...

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Resources for Growing Your Own Food

Resources for Growing Your Own Food

As we roll through another weekend of Covid-19 craziness I wanted to share some a couple of resources I have seen this week about growing your own food.   1. Idaho Victory Garden Grow at your own pace, online! In response to the disruption of “normal life” in so many communities, we are releasing our popular Idaho Victory Garden content as a self-guided, self-paced, 10 section online course, featuring activities, video lectures, handouts, readings and more. This year, there is no registration required, no fee to take the course, and participants will have access to the material until December 2020. 2....

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Where to Start - Gardening Basics

Where to Start - Gardening Basics

I was recently talking to a friend looking to start a vegetable garden for the first time. I started talking about gardening zones and frost dates and totally lost them. Before you start gardening - flower or vegetable - you need to know your garden zone and frost dates. This will determine when you can safely plant and what you can plant.  Use the USDA map HERE to find your gardening zone. For example my gardening zone is 7a. When I purchase any plants I can look on the label and see if my zone is listed. For things like...

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