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A Thanksgiving Celebration of Vegetables

A Thanksgiving Celebration of Vegetables

Let’s give thanks to the early farmers, plant breeders and hybridizers for the vegetable bounty we’re about to enjoy on Thanksgiving. If it weren't for them, we might not have any beautiful, nutritious vegetables to pile on our plates.

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Persimmons

Persimmons

While I was in the Ozarks, I watched the persimmon trees (where there is an abundance of them in the wild) as the fruits turned orange and full fleshed, then some started to wrinkle and wither and began to fall and then the trees lost their leaves. Some of the fruits were ready to eat a month ago--and they are still ripening--gather some now!

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2014

Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the veggie gardener on your list.

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Giving Thanks for the Patron Saint of Gardeners

Giving Thanks for the Patron Saint of Gardeners

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, let’s recognize the accomplishments of someone who dedicated his life to healing the sick and poor through the power of growing vegetables and herbs.

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Sweet Patooties are in Season!

Sweet Patooties are in Season!

It's that time of year again--most gardeners harvest sweet potatoes before a frost--so right now sweet potatoes are piled high on roadside stands, at farmers' markets and in the grocery store. We are seeing them everywhere since they are a popular menu item for the Thanksgiving feast. See how to store them and check out some delightful recipes...

posted in: Grow, In the Kitchen, Go Organic
Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening

Natural Fertilizer Boosts Organic Gardening

Organic gardeners are always on the lookout for all-natural, multi-purpose products that can be used to improve their gardening efforts. As it turns out, one old-fashioned fertilizer could be your perfect cup of tea.

posted in: Grow, Go Organic
#Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening

#Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening

The calendar may read November, but there are still plenty of vegetable gardeners gearing up for planting. A new push for year-round gardening is helping to support gardeners who want to grow 365 days a year.

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Pumpkintime

Pumpkintime

It's that time of year again--Happy Halloween! Don't toss the pumpkin that you have been using to decorate your front stoop--bring it into the kitchen and use it in some seasonal recipes--here's a tasty treat: Pumpkin Scones with Thyme!

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Hoop House Style Raised Bed Frost Protection

Hoop House Style Raised Bed Frost Protection

This small “hoop house" style structure can support whatever frost covering material you need, and can be mounted to the bed in a couple of ways.

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