Coffee Grounds, Plant Emergencies, and Sweet or Savory Cooking

Ellen and C.L. discuss garden or foraged ingredients that can swing both ways (sweet or savory), we discuss how to respond to a plant crisis, and examine the practice of putting coffee grounds in the garden.

:31 sweet or savory
4:17 coffee in the garden
8:35 don’t panic!
18:16 garden tours

Link to the blancmange recipe that Ellen speaks about.

Link to the Chocolate Zucchini Cake recipe that C.L. mentions.

Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival ~ ten days of garden tours Cape-wide.

GardenWalk Buffalo ~ a weekend of hundreds of open gardens.

Ellen’s Blueberry Melilot Blancmange

You get home to find your plant looking like this. What happened? What to do? In this case, the plant was sunburned by putting it directly outside without getting it used to the light gradually. In this case, it’s not going to come back from the stems but might come back from the roots. It should get cut down and watered well, and left in a shady spot to see if it recovers.

Learn about an easy, vegetable comfort dish and the Norfolk Island Pine houseplant. Discover great holiday gifts and find out what is meant by “genus and species.” There are no stupid questions here, as long as the topic is plants!

:30 What’s For Dinner:   Twice Baked Potatoes
6:42  Eat/Drink/Grow:   Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla native to Norfolk Island, a small island between Australia and New Zealand and not really a pine.
14:34 Insider Information: The Plantrama Gift List
21:28 Love Letters and Questions: Could you please explain the terms species and genus?

Gift List:
Our Books and Plantrama Merch
Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening: Rare Varieties - Unusual Options - Plant Lore & Guidance Matt Mattus
Orbit B-hyve Irrigation
Gift certificate from Botanical Interest Seeds

All sorts of veggies can be mixed into the potato...kale, broccoli, chard, or winter squash are some favorites

You can freeze twice baked potatoes after you put them together. Then they are ready to take out of the freezer and bake when you need healthy comfort food.

People appreciate a Norfolk Island Pine as a substitute indoor Christmas tree because it's bright green and the layered branches can hold some ornaments.

Some put this plant out in a dappled sun location for the summer. If you wish to do so, wait until all danger of frost is past.


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