22 MAY

Cucamelon for cocktail

Halfway between melons and cucumbers, cucamelons are cute little fruit produced on a climbing plant that grows to 1.5 m or more. This plant is native to Mexico and Central America, where it has been known since the days of the Aztecs, and is very easy to grow. It produces small greyish-green fruit with dark green stripes that look like tiny melons (hence its other common name of mouse melon) all summer long. Cucamelons taste like cucumbers with a hint of tartness and, like cucumbers, can be eaten raw as an appetizer or in salads, or pickled like gherkins. Combine whole raw or marinated cucamelons in a bowl with black olives to serve with drinks, or spear them on a toothpick for a martini!

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14 MAY

The Trendy Gardener : Tiny Plants

Introducing the new capsule The Trendy Gardener with Albert Mondor. This first capsule of a series of twenty covers miniature plant arrangements.

Tip: when drilling a cork, hold it with pliers or put thick gloves to avoid injury.

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15 MAR

Grow vegetables on walls!

You don’t have a yard to grow your vegetables? Never mind, grow them on a wall!

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10 FEB

Say it with a leaf

In these troubled times, give a Lucky Heart plant (Hoya kerrii) to the ones you love.

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