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Rosemary, looking like it's getting too much water.
Rosemary, looking like it's getting too much water.

Bringing herbs indoors

The outdoor gardening season is about over, but cooks can still enjoy fresh herbs, with a little luck and the proper care. Amy Ivy, horticulturist with the Cornell Cooperative Exstension offices in Clinton and Essex County shares some tips and some warnings with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

All about herbs

Martha Foley talks with Amy Ivy about herbs...annual and perennial, in the garden and in a container.  Go to full article
Native plant expert Jane Desotelle inspects a plot of mullen, or "Quaker's Rouge", on Falls Island in Canton.
Native plant expert Jane Desotelle inspects a plot of mullen, or "Quaker's Rouge", on Falls Island in Canton.

Eating the North Country: wild food foraging

For nearly 30 years, Jane Desotelle has been collecting herbs in the Adirondacks for teas and sometimes an entire meal of found food. Desotelle owns "Underwood Herbs" and also runs a botanical sanctuary. She's a gardener, artist and plant expert. She recently led a plant walk for TAUNY on Falls Island in downtown Canton. Todd Moe tagged along to learn more about weeds that are good for you. Reminder: It's often illegal to pick wild plants on public lands, and always ask permission before venturing onto someone else's property.  Go to full article

Tips for herb gardeners

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about herb gardening -- growing, harvesting and using herbs.  Go to full article
The word comfrey is derived from the Latin word for "grow together".
The word comfrey is derived from the Latin word for "grow together".

In Praise of Comfrey: An Herbal Healer

It's been cultivated since 400 BC as a healing herb. Greeks and Romans used comfrey to stop heavy bleeding and heal broken bones. Today, the leafy herb is more of a pain than a prize for some gardeners. But Todd Moe spoke with an Antwerp gardener, who praises the hardy plant.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Cecelia Mitchell, Medicine Woman

Her kids tell her they think she's a mountain goat. She just laughs and says she's built close to the ground. Being able to climb hills and scramble through brush allows Cecelia Mitchell to find the wild plants she uses for medicine. Lamar Bliss introduces us to this Mohawk elder from Akwesasne who is widely known as a healer and teacher.  Go to full article

Homegrown Recipes from the Garden

For 20 years, the Cook's Garden Catalogue has been one of the country's best known organic seed companies. Now in her first cookbook, From the Cook's Garden, gardening guru Ellen Ecker Ogden shares a bounty of garden-to-table recipes celebrating the rich variety of seasonal offerings available at farmer's markets, produce aisles and home gardens. She gardens and cooks in southern Vermont. Todd Moe talks with Ellen Ecker Ogden about recipes for cooks who like to garden, gardeners who like to cook, and everyone who wishes they had a garden.  Go to full article

Winter Indoor Gardening

With a fresh blanket of snow covering the region, Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about indoor gardens.  Go to full article

Summer Harvest

With recent heat and rain, things are happening fast and furiously in the garden. The lettuce and beets seem crowded even after they?ve been thinned and picked, broccoli is on the verge of over-ready, and herbs are crazy. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the need for some serious intervention.  Go to full article

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