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Herbs Rock in Little Rock!

Herbs Rock in Little Rock!

The first weekend in May, the Herb Society of America held their annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. The theme was "Herbs Rock in Little Rock!" and indeed they do. The Little Rock and Ozark Units and the planning committee did a great job from herbal wreaths, homemade vinegars and shrubs as centerpieces to setting up a fun vendor space featuring all things herbal, a great lineup of speakers, dinner at the governor's mansion and three field trips.

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Mauro Seed’s Growing Mission

Mauro Seed’s Growing Mission

Mauro Seed is a family-owned business with a single mission at its core: Giving. For every heirloom seed packet the company sells, one packet is donated to someone in need. In recognition of Mauro Seed’s commitment to helping others, the Tennessean and USA Today Network recently presented Dave Mauro with a 2016 Your Town Nashville Award for businesses that do good work in the community.

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 All the Trimmings: Seasonal Side Dishes for the Holidays

All the Trimmings: Seasonal Side Dishes for the Holidays

We give thanks for the garden bounty and the farmers' markets for local organic produce and to the farmers everywhere for growing our food. Thanksgiving isn't all about turkey--here are some tasty side dish ideas to prepare for the people you love throughout the upcoming holidays.

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Autumn in the South: The Okefenokee Swamp

Autumn in the South: The Okefenokee Swamp

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The recent International Herb Association conference took me on a road trip to San Fernandina Beach, Florida. A trip to the Okefenokee Swamp was part of one of the tours--while there were freezing temps in other parts of the U.S.--its still warm and balmy down south. Come on and take a boat ride through the swamp!

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Tomato-Raisin Chutney

Tomato-Raisin Chutney

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If you still have homegrown tomatoes here is a recipe to try! We recently made this chutney for our reception at the Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring foods of the British Isles—it was my favorite recipe of the evening. The members of the Ozark Unit of the HSA prepared all of the foods after researching through many cookbooks and this recipe is adapted from a recipe from The Irish Pub Cookbook by Margaret Johnson.

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How to Pollinate Zucchini by Hand

How to Pollinate Zucchini by Hand

If you’ve noticed the fruits of your zucchini plants are dying on the plant, you may need to take an active hand in pollination. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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Winter Days, Travels and Comfort Food

Winter Days, Travels and Comfort Food

I've been on the road and going north (rather than south!) in this cold winter weather, which many of us are experiencing. Many of us are hunkering down in the cold weather--hang on, spring is just around the corner-- meanwhile, click on this seasonal vegetables with rice dish.

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Book Review: How to Move Like a Gardener:  Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants

Book Review: How to Move Like a Gardener: Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants

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Here's my favorite new gardening book: How to Move Like a Gardener: Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants by Deb Soule, (Rockport, Maine: Under the Willow Press, 2013) is a delightful, insightful and inspiring read.

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This is your LAST chance to win!

This is your LAST chance to win!

There is just one more chance to win a RainPerfect Pump. Don't miss out on this exciting contest!

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Get ready for your THIRD chance to win!

Get ready for your THIRD chance to win!

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We're on week THREE of our exciting contest with RainPerfect Pump. If you haven't won yet...don't worry. You could be the next winner!

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Are you pumped for your second chance to win a RainPerfect pump?

Are you pumped for your second chance to win a RainPerfect pump?

Ready for the second round of Fine Gardening and RainPerfect Pump's contest? If you didn't win last week, don't be afraid to try again. You could be the lucky winner this week!

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Check it out: were on Pinterest!

Check it out: we're on Pinterest!

Fine Gardening and the Garden Photo of the Day blog now have their very own Pinterest pages...and they're looking gorgeous!

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Video: Early Pruning of Tomato Plants

Video: Early Pruning of Tomato Plants

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Tomatoes are surprisingly easy to maintain. Once your young tomato plants start to grow, they will need some initial pruning. Here's how to ensure that your plants remain healthy and produce delicious fruit.

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Video: How to Prune Tomatoes

Video: How to Prune Tomatoes

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Lee Reich, author of "The Pruning Book," shows you how to prune a tomato plant to keep it healthy and producing better fruit.

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Video: How to Freeze Herbs

Video: How to Freeze Herbs

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All you need to freeze herbs is a food processor or a mortar and pestle and the oil of your choice. In this video, culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger demonstrates her technique for freezing herbs.

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Video: How to Dry Herbs

Video: How to Dry Herbs

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Culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger demonstrates her expert technique for harvesting and preserving herb by either hanging or laying them in baskets or on screens.

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Video: How to Harvest Annual Herbs

Video: How to Harvest Annual Herbs

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Regular pruning of annual herbs encourages new growth and maximizes leaf yield. Watch this video to learn how to get the best yield from your herbs.

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Low-Cost Deer Defense

Low-Cost Deer Defense

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An easy, recyclable deer defense creates a visual moving barrier to keep deer out of the garden. Watch the video...

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Video: How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

Video: How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

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What's not to love about potatoes? They're tasty, require little maintenance to grow, and even produce pretty flowers. If you have the right container, you don't even need to plant them in the ground. Check out this video on growing potatoes in the most unlikely of places: a kitchen garbage can.

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Video: Make a Straw-Bale Garden Bed

Video: Make a Straw-Bale Garden Bed

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Four hay bales and some compost are all you need to set up this nifty biodegradable garden bed. Amy Stewart shows you how.

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