POD: Ready For Summer
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POD: Ready for Summer
I like to cook farro on Sunday so I can add it to my salads all week long. This way it is already cooked and ready to go. Farro is easy to meal prep, just keep it in the fridge in a container until you are ready to use it. It will last all week. You can also freeze it for up to a month.
I love this salad because it is loaded with summer goodness. It makes a great side dish to any meal, but it is hearty enough to be the meal. I often eat this salad for lunch and it always hits the spot! The salad ingredients include:
Ok, are you guys ready to ROCK your summer salad? You are going to LOVE this one! If you take it to a summer potluck, I bet everyone will beg you for the recipe and you will leave with an empty bowl. It is a summer star!
I made this today as we just picked our blueberries and were looking for another way to use them. This was an amazing summer salad!! Thank you, this recipe is a KEEPER! Even my children loved it. It would also be terrific with grilled chicken (warm or cold) and nuts such as pecans or walnuts.
You can also cut the corn off of the cob and dice the red onion ahead of time. I would wait to slice the tomatoes, peaches, avocado, and basil until you are ready to serve so the ingredients stay super fresh.
Milkweed plants produce distinct seed pods in late summer. Typically, these pods are horn shaped, or otherwise long, narrow and tubular. Pods are filled with seeds and floss, a material attached to the seed that allows it to travel on the wind, similar to dandelion seed. This floss is so plentiful it was once used to fill flotation devices during World War IIwhen the supply of another material was cut off by Japan. For many years the floss has been explored for other commercial uses such as mattress and pillow filling.
When the seed is ready to disperse, the floss will expand, causing the pod to burst. For those wishing to collect seed, this floss can be problematic, creating a messy barrier to gathering large amounts of viable seed. There are several options for separating the floss, but the best option is to plan your timing so that you are able to easily remove the seed as soon as it is mature, but before the silky floss has expanded.
STAGE 2: The Arms Free Convertible Pod is part of Stage 2 in the SwaddleMe Stages of Sleep. When baby begins to roll over, these swaddles help the transition to arms-out sleep. When baby is ready to sleep with arms out all the time, they are ready for Stage 3.
Wisteria has become a popular climbing vine for trellises, patio overhangs, fences, and buildings thriving best in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9, depending on the variety. Graceful, drooping wisteria blossoms create a heady environment for courtyards, patios, and areas where summer shade is welcome.
Oregon Sugar Pod Pea plants generally produce pea pods in groups of two. This accounts for the generous harvest, since most pea plants only produce single pods. If planted every few weeks, you will have continuous pods to harvest and use. Sow seeds in early spring or late summer for a fall crop.
They grow fast to be ready for harvest in around 60 to 65 days. You will know the peas are ready to harvest by their appearance. Pick these peas before the peas inside can be seen protruding from the pod. Pods should be firm, deeply green and have a light sheen.
The Pod 3 Cover can cool itself to 55F and heat up to 110F (though we're less interested in that during the summer months). Set a schedule and the Pod 3 starts charging the active grid, cooling it down to your optimal sleep temperature. You can either keep the default temperature settings recommended by the Pod 3 or tweak them manually by a few degrees.
While current Eight Sleep customers have priority, the Pod 3 Cover is available to everyone, starting at $2,195 for a Full and is available now. If you've been waking up sweaty this summer, this is the solution. Don't wait.
Taste one and decide. Standard varieties of snap beans are ready to be harvested when they are as thick as a pencil and before the seeds bulge and become visible through the pods. Lima beans are ready when their pods take on a green color and feel full. When bean pods turn white or yellow, feed them to the pigs or the compost pile.
Smaller is better when it comes to summer squash! Pick zucchini no larger than 6 or 7 inches. Pick patty pan squash at two to three inches, pick round zucchini at 3 to 4 inches, and pick longer trombetta squash at 12 to 14 inches. The longer the fruits remain on the vine, the tougher on the outside, seedier and more watery they become on the inside.
Honeydews should have a slight yellow blush on their ivory rinds when ready. They also get slightly softer at the blossom end. Unlike muskmelons, honeydews do not slip off at the stem so must be cut from the vines.
Watermelon picking time. An almost sure sign the melon is ripe Take a fairly straight straw from your broom. Can be about 3 to 6 inch long. Lay the straw across melon if straw spins back and forth the melon is ready to pick. I have done this for several years It even works at the grocery store.
Observe iris flowers as the blossoms begin to die off. Flowers that have been pollinated produce a small green pod that quickly begins to expand. The time of year they do this is dependent on where you live, but it usually occurs in early to midsummer. Over the course of the summer, the pods dry and turn brown. When they begin to split open, the seeds are usually ripe.
Check the now-visible seeds for ripeness. Seeds that are brown or tan and have a hard exterior are ready to harvest. If they are green or have a soft exterior, they are not quite ready to be detached from the parent plant.
Cut the stem the pod is attached to while holding a bag under the pod, so the pod drops into the bag. Collect as many pods as are ripe; leave those that aren't fully dry and starting to split open for another day. Scan the ground for any that already fell from their pods. These are sure to be fully ripe and are just as viable as the ones still on the plant.
We have a cluster of milkweed plants in the small garden in front of our house. They are over five feet tall now and dominate the garden. We saw a few monarch butterflies earlier in the summer. For a couple of days we watched a caterpillar eat much of our parsley -- it has disappeared now. I gather we should leave milkweed till next month.
Beans truly are the universal vegetable. You can plant any number of varieties at any time of year, however, for summer, we recommend the hardier varieties such as snap beans (aka string beans). The same principle applies to beans as it does for tomatoes. Snake the climbing varieties along the Vegepod garden cover or you can choose a self-supporting bush - there are many dwarf versions for this.
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Fresh snap beans are a ritual of summer for many gardeners. When we talk about "snap" beans, we mean the fresh pods, usually green, but sometimes yellow, white or purple, that are actually the fruit of the bean plant. Dry seeds for soup and chili grow later, after the pods have swollen and dried. We call them "snap" beans because they are easy to break into smaller pieces for cooking by snapping them with your fingers. If they don't break easily, they are probably too old.
Start sowing bush beans when the night-time temperature has been consistently above 10 degrees Celsius for a full week. Bean seeds like warm soil for germination, and they will rot in cool soil, waiting for warm nights to arrive. But don't plant too many all at once. When your bean plants grow up they will flower, and about 2 weeks later the flowers will have grown into perfectly tender bean pods, ready to eat.
If you're saving seeds from your beans, use some of the plants from the first sowing and allow them to grow through the full season. It will take all summer, from the earliest sowing all the way into early autumn for most varieties to fully mature into good seeds. Your later sowings are just for eating, because they won't have time to make seeds.
Most bush bean varieties continue to flower as long as they live, but they produce a lot of flowers at first, then only a few when there are pods on the plants. The reason is that the plants try to put their energy into developing the pods and seeds, and there's no point growing more flowers if seeds are already forming. That means you can trick the plants into growing more flowers (which means more pods afterward) if you remove every single pod as you harvest.
Whereas bush beans flower all at once, pole beans make clusters of flowers as they grow. One perhaps knee-high, then another a little later and a little higher, then another a little later and a little higher. By the time the third or fourth cluster of flowers appears, the first one at the bottom has good pods ready to eat. Then you can pick more every few days higher and higher as they ripen.
If you're saving seeds from your pole beans, leave some of the lower pods to grow through the full season. They will need the whole summer to ripen to mature, brown, dry pods and you're more likely to get mature seeds from the oldest, lowest clusters.
We will be collecting Common Milkweed pod in 2022. Our collection bin (with the Pod Monster inside) will be out on Monday, September 19th. We wait to put it out because here in Northeastern Ohio the pods aren't ready to be picked until about then. Thank you!
Milkweed is essential to the survival of monarch butterflies in Ohio and Ohio is a priority area for monarchs. The monarch butterflies that hatch here in the summer migrate to Mexico for the winter and are responsible for starting the life cycle all over again in the spring. 350c69d7ab