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DIY Food Scrap Digester/Composter

DIY Food Scrap Digester/Composter

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Here's an easy to make pest-proof food scrap digester/composter.

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Organic Fertilizer Sources for the Garden

Organic Fertilizer Sources for the Garden

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Here's a list of some organic fertilizers that you may want to have on hand.

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What Does NPK Mean?

What Does NPK Mean?

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Here's the short answer.

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Controlling Weeds Organically

Controlling Weeds Organically

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While I've heard it's an effective method, I've also heard that it won't kill the weed's roots. For me, that's a deal breaker. The reason why I haven't given this mixture a shot is that I don't see the point if I can't be sure that I've snuffed them out entirely. But then I'm lazy like that.

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The 30-Mile Gardening Rule

The 30-Mile Gardening Rule

Landscape designer, horticulturist and author Maureen Gilmer encourages gardeners to embrace their inner tightwad in her new book, “The Small Budget Gardener: All the Dirt on Saving Money in Your Garden.” Gardeners should pretend they live 30 miles from town so they’ll carefully think about their gardening needs before buying.

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Plant a Row for the Hungry by Growing Extra Vegetables

Plant a Row for the Hungry by Growing Extra Vegetables

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I rarely put on my serious voice here at Vegetable Gardener, but this is really, super-duper important.

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Sweet Bay (Laurus Nobilis): The Herb of Frankenstein

Sweet Bay (Laurus Nobilis): The Herb of Frankenstein

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Truth be told I would still describe its attitude as mild-mannered. But in a baby Godzilla sort of way.

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Want to Trade Veggies?

Want to Trade Veggies?

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Some gardeners grow 50 varieties of tomatoes, and some grow top notch green beans. Hey, we all have our gifts.

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When is a Pear a Vegetable?

When is a Pear a Vegetable?

The sharp spines of the Opuntia can be intimidating, but once they’re removed, the “nopales” turns into a nutritious vegetable that defies its prickly appearance.

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QUESTION: Least-Toxic Whitefly Solution

QUESTION: Least-Toxic Whitefly Solution

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I have a lot of white fly on my kale and broccoli plants. Does anyone have a non-chemical solution to this problem?

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Grow Heirloom Peas This Spring

Grow Heirloom Peas This Spring

Peas are one crop that no spring garden should be without. They're one of the oldest cultivated vegetables as there's been evidence of peas found throughout Egypt, Europe, Asia and amazingly, among the ruins of Troy.

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QUESTION: Soil Temperature

QUESTION: Soil Temperature

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I am always quite uncertain when I am planting certain vegetables in the spring with regard to those who are quite cold sensitive.  Is there a general rule of thumb regarding how to know when...

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QUESTION: Fishy Fertilizers - Is Mercury a Concern?

QUESTION: Fishy Fertilizers - Is Mercury a Concern?

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After reading about fish-based fertilizers in Volume 3 of Grow magazine, I began to wonder if mercury contamination was a concern. I know that when eating fish, mercury can be an issue. Is this also...

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Kale: The Aristocrat of Vegetables

Kale: The Aristocrat of Vegetables

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You'll never catch Kale tooting its own horn. Kale carries itself with so much quiet class, that you may not have even noticed it in a vegetable garden.

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Tips For Small Vegetable Beds

Tips For Small Vegetable Beds

One thing is for sure, nothing is more delightful than a small garden bed packed with gorgeous produce.

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Hail to the Peas

Hail to the Peas

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You don't need to have a large south lawn or live in a White House to grow a spring vegetable garden. All you need is this list of vegetables, herbs and flowers to plant a presidential garden.

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What Causes Bitter Cucumbers?

What Causes Bitter Cucumbers?

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Even if you apologize to them and promise never to miss another watering - it may already be too late.

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Why My Lettuce is in a Hanging Basket

Why My Lettuce is in a Hanging Basket

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So, we decided to do what any born and bred suburbanite would do; transplant the surviving lettuce into containers disguised as decorative planters - complete with flowers.

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Celebrate National Garlic Month

Celebrate National Garlic Month

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April is National Garlic Month and you can celebrate in two ways: in the garden and in the kitchen.

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Sow Happy Together

Sow Happy Together

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There’s an art and science to playing matchmaker in the garden. Here are ways to create plant partners to save garden space, control insect pests and encourage healthy gardens.

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