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The Cultivator
Summer in the Garden
The CobraHead Newsletter
July 2016
Hello, Friends of CobraHead,
Here in Wisconsin, summer is peak gardening time.  In this issue of our newsletter, we talk about some of the harvesting we are doing and we show a garden of open raised beds, which we think should be the way to go for a lot of home gardeners.

Judy has a pea salad recipe and discusses what she's doing with our very bountiful pea crop.

Noel shows off his excellent garlic harvest and takes us on a garden tour. 
How is your garden doing this summer? Drop us a line at
Happy gardening,
Noel and Judy

Sugar Pea Pod Salad

Our pea harvest is over, but it was a great one.  Here are some ways Judy used it up.

Open Raised Bed Garden

Noel encourages the use of open beds for home gardening.  Here's a post that's a garden tour.  It shows that a lot of food can come out of a relatively small space.

Garlic Bulbs

Our garlic growing process is getting close to automatic.  We just harvested about 100 beautiful bulbs.

I f you like our newsletter and our products or if you have some suggestions, we'd love to hear from you.

If you have gardening friends or if you know potential gardeners who might be interested in CobraHead and what we have to say about gardening and eating, please to them. 

It is the mission of CobraHead to help people grow their own food and to provide exceptional products and services to all gardeners.  We try hard to "walk the walk" when it comes to issues of sustainability and in deciding what is best for ourselves and the environment as we grow our little company.  We've chosen to make our tools locally, here in Wisconsin, and we think that bigger is not necessarily better.  Gardening might just be earth's great hope, and in any case it's a great hobby.

Thank you,
Noel, Judy, Geoff and Anneliese
The CobraHead Team
In This Issue
Pea Salad
Open Raised Bed Garden
Garlic Harvest
Oriental Lily
There is a lot of discussion of weather these days, and for gardeners, weather is just about everything.  We are fortunate here.  The winters can be a pain, but the summers, other than the mosquitoes, are to envy. 

This year looks like it may be warmer than usual, but when the highs are in the upper 80's and not 3 digits, that's still tolerable.  We are not having any kind of drought, yet, with rains coming as we need them.  I hope it continues.

While our garden is far from perfect, and I wish I had planted some things that I didn't, we are having a very good year.  I expect we'll have a lot more food than we can use.  I'm quite convinced that small scale gardening is a very real solution to a lot of the world's problems, including some of our weather issues, but I definitely haven't figured out how we turn everyone  into gardeners.  I know it would be a good thing.
We had a winner of a $50 gift certificate. We solicit e-mails at trade shows for our newsletter and offer a gift certificate as an inducement. Quentin Stedman signed up at the recent Mother Earth News Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin. Congratulations!

We'd like to remind all our readers that we love to grow our own food and to help others do the same. We post articles about food growing and cooking with home grown food on our website blog, and we almost always have a discussion or several going on about food and growing on our Facebook page. You can help us spread the word by forwarding this newsletter to a friend and if you have any gardening questions, drop us a note. If we can't help you we'll find someone who can.
Thanks for reading our newsletter.
Noel and the CobraHead Team
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