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From Zero to Gourmet in 7 Days: Sprouts!

From Zero to Gourmet in 7 Days: Sprouts!

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I recently purchased a Seed-Sprout growing kit, as a way to grow my own fresh healthy greens, and to give me a little gardening project during the cold winter wait...

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How to Improve Your Stock Options

How to Improve Your Stock Options

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Discover the hidden value of potato peels, carrot tops and other kitchen discards. Gain big dividend every time you cook up a batch of vegetable stock.

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Growing Beautiful Food

Growing Beautiful Food

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Think of growing beautiful food as foreplay to dinner.

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Growing Avocados

Growing Avocados

If you just happen to live in zones 9-11, consider growing some delicious avocados (Persea americana). Not only are they tasty, but they offer nutritional value for your heart and eyes.

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Cheap and Easy Winter Greens

Cheap and Easy Winter Greens

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Growing your own garlic greens during the winter is an inexpensive way to feed two needs at once: a gardener’s need for growing and a cook’s need for something tasty.

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Heirloom seed popularity contest

Heirloom seed popularity contest

Learn how we choose which seeds make it into our seed catalog - and find out what "old" seeds are "new" in the 2010 catalog.

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Southern Exposure Seed Exchange: Saving the Past for the Future

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange: Saving the Past for the Future

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The Southern Exposure Seed Exchange is another catalog I wait for with bated breath. Like many of the seed companies I adore, they specialize in open-pollinated (mostly heirloom) seeds.

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Determining Your Soil Type

Determining Your Soil Type

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Soil "type" is different than obtaining the specifics about minerals and nutrients found in individual soils through soil "testing". Soil type refers to the physical structure and texture of soil.

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Renees Garden Offers Personal Touch

Renee's Garden Offers Personal Touch

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Renee Shepherd, founder of Renee’s Garden, goes to extraordinary lengths to offer gardeners high-quality vegetable, flower and herb seeds. She selects easy-to-grow varieties, tests them in her own trial garden and writes detailed instructions for planting and growing.

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The Advantages of Growing Backyard Produce

The Advantages of Growing Backyard Produce

The best reason to grow your own vegetables is because you can control what goes onto and into your food; plus produce doesn't get any fresher then traveling 24 feet from the garden to the kitchen.

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Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Keeps On Growing

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Keeps On Growing

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In 1998, long before the eat local movement took hold, Jere Gettle sent out his first Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog. His company continues the tradition of passing along old-fashioned seeds like generations of gardeners before him.

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Botanical Interests Grows Gardeners

Botanical Interests Grows Gardeners

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Botanical Interests is a Colorado-based seed company whose beautifully illustrated seed packets contain much more than just seeds.

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Armchair Gardening Redux

Armchair Gardening Redux

I know paper catalogs don't sound very earth-friendly. But armchair gardening is an old school practice grounded in the tactile experience. Hey, I didn't make the rules.

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Save Recycled Containers For Starting Spring Seeds

Save Recycled Containers For Starting Spring Seeds

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We're going to focus on two things here. The first one is saving money on a required gardening practice - seed starting. The second one is ignoring the fact that we're heading straight for deep winter and instead, thinking about spring. We're going to deny that we have have months on end of cold weather and sleeping plants.

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Video: December Square Foot Gardening Tips

Video: December Square Foot Gardening Tips

Watch Mel Bartholomew, inventor of Square Foot gardening, and Patti Moreno, the garden girl, giving gardening advice for December.

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Sprouts Make Windowsill Gardening Easy

Sprouts Make Windowsill Gardening Easy

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Homegrown sprouts are perfect for windowsill gardening any time of the year. Just add water and watch them grow.

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Uses for Fallen Leaves in the Garden

Uses for Fallen Leaves in the Garden

Don't put your fallen leaves on the curb. Read my article and find 3 ways to use fallen leaves in your garden.

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Discover Scented Herbs

Discover Scented Herbs

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Even if someone wanted to decline taking a whiff, I don't think they dared risk it while facing the crazed look in my eyes.

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At Home with Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl

At Home with Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl

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Here is a video that I recently made. It's a behind the scenes look at a day in my life.

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Do It Yourself Greenhouse Insulation

Do It Yourself Greenhouse Insulation

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I've gone on and on about ideas for heating small greenhouses, but I want to share another idea for cheap insulation. Bubble wrap.

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