Holly Springs Garden Club  Holly Springs, North Carolina  

Member Tips

Weed Killer from Vicki Hall I just use a quart size sprayer for the weed killer.  I'm sure any type sprayer would work. I don't add any water, just the ingredients listed.  I've used it on my patio and it's fantastic. Just make sure that you only spray the weeds! Weed Killer Recipe 1 gallon distilled vinegar 1 cup household salt 1 Tbsp dish detergent Spray bottle   1. Mix first two ingredients in large kettle and heat over medium heat until the salt is completely dissolved. It is not necessary to boil the solution. 2. Set aside to cool. 3. Once the vinegar solution has cooled, pour it into a spray bottle and add the dish detergent.
Pineapple Sage from Carol Moran Pineapple Sage. Ever heard of it? We have a (really, really) good start of it at the Holly Springs Food Cupboard Garden thanks to Sandra who gave us a few little clumps of it (and told us to stand back and watch out). In just a few months, the plant grew to about 4 ft tall. It has a nice subtle pineapple taste and aroma to it. What can you do with it? You can make sun tea, pound cake, cookies, meat stuffing, vinegar, chicken salad, and ice cream flavoring. And more. If you want a garden start or some to try in the kitchen, stop by any Thursday or Saturday morning and we will be happy to get you started. Pineapple Sage Cookie Recipe  makes 2 dozen cookies 1-1/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 1 Tbsp. dried pineapple sage leaves, crushed
Paper Base for Garden from Jerry DeWitt Here is a great base for growing in the vegetable garden that also smothers the weeds: Paper Cardboard Compost (6 inches). (We do not use colored-ink paper at the Food Cupboard Vegetable Garden — but that may be OK now that most inks are soy-based.)
1. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. 2. Beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. 3. Add sugars and beat until fluffy. 4. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. 5. Add dry ingredients and mix well. 6. Mix in Pineapple Sage. 7. Drop from a teaspoon 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet. 8. Bake in a preheated oven 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. 9. Cool on wire rack.