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9 Tips for Growing Vegetables in Window Boxes

9 Tips for Growing Vegetables in Window Boxes

I've been very happy with these pint-sized veggie gardens as long as I remember that they can require a little special attention on occasion.

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Peat Moss Alternatives

Peat Moss Alternatives

The fact that gardeners have enjoyed a long love affair with peat moss is completely understandable. Here's the problem.

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Beat the Heat--Cool Down with Mint!

Beat the Heat--Cool Down with Mint!

As temperatures soar outside, we need relief from the heat. Mint is a naturally cooling and refreshing herb that most of us have right in our own backyards (usually in abundance due to its rampant spreading habit). Here are a few ideas and recipes for cooling down with mint.

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How to Plant a Milk Crate

How to Plant a Milk Crate

Would you like to grow a “crate to plate” garden? It turns out that milk crates are the perfect size for growing vegetables and herbs in a container garden.

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Celebrate Summer!  Easy Cucumber Recipes

Celebrate Summer! Easy Cucumber Recipes

Today is officially the first day of summer--we celebrate the solstice and Father's Day both! The garden is revving up as is the summer heat--the salad greens are bolting--however I've picked my first two cucumbers and last night I pitted 4 quarts of sour cherries for the freezer. What's happening in you garden? Try one of these cooling cucumber recipes to welcome the season!

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Beginning Gardeners will Love the Seedsheet

Beginning Gardeners will Love the Seedsheet

If you’d like to plant a vegetable garden, but don’t have a clue where to start, the Seedsheet is for you.

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Quick and Easy White Bean Salad with Savory

Quick and Easy White Bean Salad with Savory

Even though it is not officially summer on the calendar, the weather says otherwise here in Maryland--we are having a heatwave! I recently made this for Savory, Herb of the Year 2015 demo at the USBG and it was a hit. Really, it takes just about 10 minutes to make and its a great lunch or supper in this hot weather! This simple recipe is quick and easy and can be used like tuna fish or chicken salad on sandwiches or a salad plate.

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Perennial Egyptian Walking Onions Plant Themselves

Perennial Egyptian Walking Onions Plant Themselves

Many gardeners plant onions in their vegetable gardens each season. But Egyptian walking onions need to be planted only once to give gardeners onions every year.

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Saving and Savoring, A Celebration of Rare and Endangered Plants and Herbs at U.S. Botanic Garden

Saving and Savoring, A Celebration of Rare and Endangered Plants and Herbs at U.S. Botanic Garden

Our U.S. Botanic Garden, as well as U.S. National Arboretum, are treasure troves of plants from around the world, as well as great resources for events, programs and classes, and information about plants. The gardens change with the seasons as do the featured themes--they are great places to visit--so plan a trip to see these national treasures!

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Using IFTTT to Automate Your Gardening Life

Using IFTTT to Automate Your Gardening Life

One of the Internet’s most powerful tools can automate your gardening life by connecting Internet services. Once you learn it, it will save you time (and possibly your plants), reduce stress, and allow you to get more done. And it’s called IFTTT.

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