Summer Cocktails, Summer Pruning and Summer Storm Damage

After C.L. and Ellen discuss hailstorms, summer pruning and landscape fabric you’ll be ready to just relax with a summer cocktail and consider foraging. Ellen gives a recipe for a “Bear Bait” cocktail that contains milkweed, and C.L. encourages listeners to use other herbs instead of mint in a traditional drink.

:33 What’s for dinner: Summer Cocktails – foraged and garden.
5:28 Insider Information: Hail! What to do when pellets of ice have damaged your garden.
8:18 Eat/Drink/Grow: Summer pruning. Is it smart to cut in July?
13:25 Did You Know: Landscape fabric smack-down!
20:38 Love Letters and Questions: What do people commonly ask about foraging?

Ellen’s recipe for the Bear Bait Cocktail can be found on her blog.

Ellen’s Bear Bait Cocktail.

Here is a traditional martini made with gin and shaken with nasturtium flowers. Strain into the glass and garnish with a flower.

Here is a great photo that shows why weed cloth/fabric doesn’t work.


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