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Structured Salads are Super for Supper

Structured Salads are Super for Supper

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Structured salads are an easy way to use garden-fresh veggies and herbs. Besides being fun to make, these salads help stretch your creativity and grocery budget at the same time.

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Chefs From Across the Nation Gather at the White House Kitchen Garden

Chefs From Across the Nation Gather at the White House Kitchen Garden

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On Friday, June 4, 2010, over 500 chefs from 38 states gathered at the White House by invitation of the first lady, Michelle Obama in support of her Chefs on the Move initiative.

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Make Room for Moon and Stars and Golden Midget Watermelon

Make Room for 'Moon and Stars' and 'Golden Midget' Watermelon

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These are the two heirloom watermelons in my garden this year.

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How Do You Choose Which Tomato Varieties to Grow?

How Do You Choose Which Tomato Varieties to Grow?

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So many heirloom tomatoes; so little space.

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Grow a Cold Soup Garden

Grow a Cold Soup Garden

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A chilly bowl of cold soup is the perfect way to beat the summer heat. Just about any sturdy vegetable can be turned into a refreshing meal on a sizzling hot day.

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Releasing Ladybugs into the Garden

Releasing Ladybugs into the Garden

The idea is too keep them in the fridge for a short amount of time, not banish them to Siberia.

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A Visit to the Green Farmacy Garden

A Visit to the Green Farmacy Garden

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Dr. Jim Duke's Green Farmacy Garden is an outdoor learning classroom filled with herbs, flowers, vegetables--all of which help to keep us healthy.

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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

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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?

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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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