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Summer in the White House Kitchen Garden

Summer in the White House Kitchen Garden

While all of our gardens are peaking right now, here is a garden you might want to take a closer peek at--the Nation's Kitchen Garden. Did you know that you can arrange a date for a private tour of the White House Kitchen Garden during this summer season? Last week, I went with the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America and we had the whole garden to ourselves (well of course, we were accompanied by some security as well as a guide)!

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Start Your Own Worm Compost Bin

Start Your Own Worm Compost Bin

Building your own worm compost (vermicompost) bin is an easy way to get a continuous supply of this great organic fertilizer.

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Eating Bugs for Fun

Eating Bugs for Fun

Even if you've been vegetable gardening for a just a short time, you've probably tasted a few bugs without knowing it. Now’s your chance to sample beetle larvae, crickets and mealworms for the fun of it at the 2014 edition of the Denver County Fair.

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Planning a Brand New Home Orchard

Planning a Brand New Home Orchard

Brand new farm. Brand new home orchard.

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Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket

Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket

Why choose between an ornamental garden or an edible one? Here’s a simple planting idea for a different take on a hanging basket.

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Veggie Garden Tidbits, Volume I

Veggie Garden Tidbits, Volume I

Here’s the first volume of random, yet helpful tips and thoughts to feed your garden brain.

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How to Make a Shrub

How to Make a Shrub

This is not a shrub as in a bush that grows in one's garden, rather it is a beverage made from infusing fruits, herbs or even vegetables in apple cider vinegar.

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The 20-30 Something Garden Guide by Dee Nash Book Review

The 20-30 Something Garden Guide by Dee Nash Book Review

Are you a 20-30 something that just happens to be new to gardening? We've got the book for you!

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Vegetable Gardening in the Rocky Mountain Region

Vegetable Gardening in the Rocky Mountain Region

Mid-summer is a good time to evaluate your vegetable gardening efforts. If the garden isn’t living up to your expectations, you might want to turn to a new book that will help you “Plant, Grow and Eat the Best Edibles for Rocky Mountain Gardens.”

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How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

Herbs are flourishing and it is time for the first harvest. Capture herbal essence by making herb-flavored vinegars--it is fun and easy to do--and you will have tasty infusions for the year ahead.

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