Learn simple organic tips and tricks from educator and podcaster, Jackie Beyer. Jackie started the Organic Gardener Podcast to promote earth friendly gardening. She has learned a lot from the experts she’s interviewed on her show. Now we can learn from her.
Jackie herself is an organic “flower farmer”. She enjoys the flowers while her husband handles the acres of organic vegitables. Living in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains gives Jackie some interesting weather patterns and some watering problems. Since they have drilled a new well, watering time is cut down 60%.
Jackie shared her recipe for Squash Flower Recipe:
Pick fresh squash/zuccini/pumpkin flowers. You need to be gentil. Wash them and dry softly with a paper towel. Make a flour and water batter that is kink of runny, about the consistency of pancake batter – but just a touch thinner. Start with a 1/2 cup of flour and slowly add water. Dip the flowers in the batter and saute in olive oil until they are crisp. Lay them on a paper towel until they are cool enough to eat. Enjoy right away.
Jackie also shared her favorite gardening book – The Flower Farmer, An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers by Lynn Byczynski You can find the book at this link. The Flower Farmer Book
Jackie has a secret recipe to repell spiders from her home. Just mix peppermint essential oil or extract for cooking in a spray bottle with water and spray window screens, cracks and door jambs.
Jackie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and her web site is www.organicgardenerpodcast.com