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Recipe: Chile Pepper Sambal

Chile Pepper Sambal

Chile peppers grow readily in NYC—a simple urban garden can sometimes out-produce a gardener’s ability to use them while fresh. Luckily, preserving them is easy. They can be air-dried, dehydrated, or pickled in vinegar brine, but making homemade hot sauce is one of my favorite techniques. Hot sauces play an integral part in food culture and

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Escaping Spider Plant?

Spider Plant

One of my spider plants, which is growing alongside a slightly larger one, is trying to “escape” its pot by sending out a long, twisted root. The fleshy root has now grown a few inches out of the soil, pushing the stem and leaves at its tip up and out so that the whole thing has twisted and tipped over the edge of the pot. Can it be rescued?

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Preventing Pest Problems

Pest Management

Fall is a terrific time to pause and enjoy your garden’s successes. But it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the season’s challenges. Working some pest and disease prevention into your schedule now can increase yields and help reduce problems later. Here are some tips: Keep your garden tidy. Put weeds and organic debris in the compost

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Working for Watersheds

Bear Hole Brook

Healthy forests provide good water. That’s one of the reasons our area is known for the purity of its water. It’s also why BBG scientists are working in area watersheds to evaluate and understand the condition of these forests. Paul Harwood and I have been studying the forests of the Catskill High Peaks for the past few years, compiling a

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Scripps Networks Interactive Volunteer Day

Scripps Networks Interactive Volunteer Day

On Friday, employees from Scripps Networks Interactive came to work at the Garden as part of the company’s participation in a national service day to commemorate September 11. Led by BBG arborists Chris Roddick and Travis Wolf, the group took on the important task of weeding and mulching the two allées of Liberty Oaks lining Cherry Esplanade,

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