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5 Ways to Stake Tomatoes. Tomatoes are the #1 thing planted in my garden.

5 Ways to Stake Tomatoes

We can tomato sauce, ketchup, whole tomatoes, salsa, etc. so we plant a lot of tomato plants each year. If you aren’t careful tomatoes can get out of hand in a hurry- so strong staking or trellising is a must to keep them healthy and off the ground. If you shop your local garden center you have no doubt come across the tomato cage- a cone shaped, wire cage meant to hold up your precious tomatoes. I used these for one year before giving up on them and their habit of toppling over as soon a the plant gained a little weight.

Luckily, those little wire cones aren’t your only choice! 1. There are a lot of cage options out there that work much better than the cheap, flimsy cones. This is a good option if you only grow a few tomato plants each year and don’t want to have to continuously tie or train your tomatoes. 2. This has been my go-to tomato support for years. I usually pick the suckers for a few weeks before I get overwhelmed and give up!


Books. The Girl Scout Silver Award. Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better?

The Girl Scout Silver Award

Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community. Download the Silver Award Guidelines to find out how. Girl Scout Silver Award Steps Below is an overview of the requirements to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award. In order to fully understand what councils expect from girls, please refer to the Silver Award girl guidelines, the Silver Award Adult guide, and the FAQs. Girl Scout Silver Award Pre-Requisites Girls must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Cadette AND Complete a Cadette Journey 1 Identify issues you care about. 2 Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo. 3Explore your community. 4 Pick your Silver Award project. Avoid The 3 O'Clock Crash: Bruschetta Quinoa Salad Recipe. It's difficult to make good choices while hungry.

Avoid The 3 O'Clock Crash: Bruschetta Quinoa Salad Recipe

Grocery shopping on an empty stomach is a bad idea, and to me, so is deciding what to have for lunch. It's just too tempting to succumb to unhealthy takeout options when my stomach is growling and I'm snappy and crabby due to low blood sugar. Wouldn't it be nice if every day at noon, you could have a delicious, healthy, inexpensive lunch at the ready, to fight those takeout temptations? Well, with a very little forethought and advance preparation, you can!

I love to prepare jarred salads - they are a snap to put together, and two or three days' worth of lunches can be assembled at one time. Ingredients 1/4 cup quinoa 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup chopped basil Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic. Spoon cooled, cooked quinoa over top the dressing in the jar. To eat, shake up and enjoy!