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  • From The CEO: Mike Reilly Advises You to Buy Pesto, Not Make It

    Written by Mike Reilly

    How to make Pesto: Buy it...don't make it!
    Got a lot of basil plants out in the garden?  Can't wait to make that home made pesto? Do yourself a favor...skip it. Use the basil plants for other uses like a cool soup,  pasta salad, etc.  The key to pesto is FRESH.  The fresher the better.  I buy my pesto at Whole Foods where they make it fresh everyday.  I buy a dollars worth, and it lasts for a week.

    Or you can do it like I did for a few years...the stupid way.  Spend a small fortune on pine nuts, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, etc.  Spend a half a day. Then put it in the freezer.  A month or two later, you can pull it out, defrost it, and voila..... it stinks.

    Got some tomatoes in the garden? Need some advice on watering them? Take a look at this:

    Top 3 keys to watering tomato plants

    It’s simple when you know when, where and how to water them.

    1. WHEN
      Water regularly. Consistent watering produces stronger plants and larger fruit. In the height of summer, water 2-3 times a week. (Rainfall counts.) Later when temperatures cool, scale back to once a week.
    2. WHERE
      Water at the soil line. You’ll help build your tomato’s root system. Avoid overhead watering, which spreads diseases.
    3. HOW
      Water slowly. Let water sink into the ground to help plants develop strong root systems. When the soil surrounding your tomato plant is moistened 6-8” deep, you’ll know you’ve done your job well.

    Read more at Tomato Dirt

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