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New Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States

New Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States

A new vegetable gardening book by Idaho author Mary Ann Newcomer is designed to help gardeners grow great gardens in spite of difficult conditions in the Rocky Mountain Region. She advises vegetable gardeners to "start small and dream big."

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 Are your Plants Dead or Alive?

Are your Plants Dead or Alive?

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After the severe winter weather that many of us have experienced, there are a good number of plants out in the garden that are brown and look dead. Don’t go pulling them out or cutting them back, until you check to see if they are wick.

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10 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden

10 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden

Put these water-wise garden tips to work in your garden and save water, time, and time.

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Catalog Review: NE Seed

Catalog Review: NE Seed

NE Seed provides commercial growers and home gardeners with Non-GMO conventional, organic, heirloom, Italian and hybrid vegetable, flower and herb seeds.

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Three Things for Spring Vegetable Gardening

Three Things for Spring Vegetable Gardening

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What’s a good way to pass the time while waiting for the snow to melt and the ground to thaw? It’s thinking about ways to make vegetable gardening easier this season.

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Brussels Sprouts in the Garden and Kitchen

Brussels Sprouts in the Garden and Kitchen

Easy to grow and loaded with nutrients. Isn't it time for you to try Brussels sprouts again?

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Catalog Review: The Natural Gardening Company

Catalog Review: The Natural Gardening Company

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The Natural Gardening Company is the oldest organic nursery in the United States.

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How to Use Vermicompost on Your Plants

How to Use Vermicompost on Your Plants

You've got a pot full of rich vermicompost in your hands. Now what do you do with it?

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How Much Water Does My Vegetable Garden Need?

How Much Water Does My Vegetable Garden Need?

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For some if us this is going to be a banner year for water conservation (ahem, California). So how much water are your vegetables going to need?

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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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Catalog Review: Sow True Seeds

Catalog Review: Sow True Seeds

Sow True Seed offers over 400 varieties of untreated, heirloom, open pollinated/non-hybrid, traditional and certified organic vegetable, herb and flower seeds.

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New Years Eve: Farewell to 2013 and Ring in the New 2014

New Year's Eve: Farewell to 2013 and Ring in the New 2014

Every new year's eve brings about reflection and closure of the past year and plans, hopes and expectations for the new year. The influx of gardening and seed catalogs has surely whetted the appetite for most of us gardeners.

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5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

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As the year draws to a close, it's time to take a look back at lessons learned in the container vegetable garden. Here are the top five "Best Of" ideas from 2013.

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5 Best Carrot Growing Tips

5 Best Carrot Growing Tips

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Growing carrots is easy if you keep a few things in mind.

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Books for the Gardener: Picks for 2013

Books for the Gardener: Picks for 2013

There is a plethora of books out there. I am an avid reader and have both new and old books piled high awaiting my perusal. It is hard to choose just a few, however I am limiting myself to just a handful of recommendations for gardening and cooking-related books. Herein are my top 5 books for 2013, plus an herbal calendar.

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Happy New Year of the Cucumber

Happy New Year of the Cucumber

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The National Garden Bureau has christened 2014 as “The Year of the Cucumber,” selecting this edible for recognition in its annual program. There are plenty of ways for gardeners to celebrate with this basket of new varieties to try.

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Grow Some Interesting Heirloom Onion Varieties

Grow Some Interesting Heirloom Onion Varieties

Grocery stores do an injustice to onions by only introducing us to a few everyday varieties, when in truth (like all vegetables) there is so much more for our taste buds to discover.

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3 Ways I Use Kitchen Scraps to Reduce Food Waste

3 Ways I Use Kitchen Scraps to Reduce Food Waste

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Incorporating a little Mother Nature goes a long way towards reducing our family's food waste. Here's how we handle much of the discarded food that leaves the kitchen.

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A Gardeners Collectible: The Whole Heirloom Seed Catalog

A Gardener's Collectible: The Whole Heirloom Seed Catalog

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has produced the “World’s Largest Seed Catalog” for 2014. The catalog is much more than a list of seeds for sale, it’s like a must-have heirloom vegetable encyclopedia for gardeners everywhere.

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A Day in Washington, D.C.

A Day in Washington, D.C.

This past weekend we had glorious autumn weather--cool and crisp, bright and sunny--azure skies were the backdrop to the russets, golds, scarlet and brown of autumn leaves. What better time for a daytrip to visit the White House garden and the U.S. Botanic Garden?

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