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Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings

Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings

What's going on in your garden? As the harvest season is peaking and some of our summer vegetable and herb plants are winding down, it is time for preserving, tidying up and getting ready to plant a few fall crops.

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Catalog Review: Pepper Joes

Catalog Review: Pepper Joe's

Pepper Joe's offers a great variety of pepper seeds, including the Guinness Book of World Records' hottest pepper variety, the Carolina Reaper.

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Summer Corn & Avocado Salsa

Summer Corn & Avocado Salsa

I'm a freak for all kinds of salsas. I've got to share with you one such refreshing recipe that my bestie and me came up with this summer.

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Garden Fresh Ratatouille

Garden Fresh Ratatouille

Our own spin on Ratatouille is the perfect compliment for your garden bounty!

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Corn

Corn

When I think of favorite summer produce--tomatoes, corn and peaches top my list. I eat tomatoes and peaches every single day--and corn almost daily. Though we enjoy them most now--it is time to preserve some for this winter. Recently my local farmer called and said the corn is ready, so I grabbed my knife and freezer zip-lock bags and headed over to shuck and jive...

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Sweet Herb Planter Yields Just Desserts

Sweet Herb Planter Yields Just Desserts

A combination of sweet mint and pineapple sage means many sweet summertime treats. Here’s how to grow a sweet herb planter and how to enjoy the results.weet

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Toss a Tomato Tasting Party

Toss a Tomato Tasting Party

If you want to be the most popular gardener in your neighborhood, plan an end-of-season tomato tasting party. It’s a great way to make friends, celebrate the harvest and find new tomato varieties to plant in your garden next year.

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Preparing Your Garden For Fall

Preparing Your Garden For Fall

As the summer heat is (slowly) winding down, excitement is building for the best gardening season of the year. Here’s how to get ready for it.

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Plant a Pizza Garden in a Pot

Plant a Pizza Garden in a Pot

One easy way to make the most of your small space vegetable garden is to plant an edible theme garden. My pizza garden in a pot has made for delicious results.

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Summer Vacation to Canada

Summer Vacation to Canada

I recently did a road trip to Toronto with herbalgalpals to attend the International Herb Association's annual conference. Here are a few highlights--gardens for you to visit vicariously, or next time you go to Canada--or put them on your list of things to do.

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Squirrel Tree Bears Fruit

Squirrel Tree Bears Fruit

Most gardeners work hard to keep squirrels out of their vegetable gardens. But sometimes one of the little critters can offer a pleasant surprise.

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