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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

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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Garlic Planting

Garlic Planting

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"Do not eat garlic or onions; for their smell will reveal that you are a peasant.” Cervantes in Don Quixote. Unless you side with Don Quixote, don't forget to plant garlic before you put your garden to bed for the winter!

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Why You Want Redworms and Earthworms (Nightcrawlers) in Your Garden

Why You Want Redworms and Earthworms (Nightcrawlers) in Your Garden

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I like being a worm farmer. Like my fondness for rabbit poop, I take great pride in the rich nutrients they produce for my garden. These are natural talents we humans can't begin to duplicate. Our poop just isn't that great.

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Plant and Harvest Broccoli this Winter (and the Choppin Broccoli song)

Plant and Harvest Broccoli this Winter (and the "Choppin' Broccoli" song)

Many gardeners started their broccoli seeds several weeks ago. However, I was slow on the up-take this year and didn't start any seeds myself. I was so slow, in fact, that instead of getting to carefully choose my broccoli variety, I had had to pick up whatever was available at the nursery. Works for me; beggars can't be choosers.

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Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 5

Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 5

This is the final video in the Indoor Vegetable Garden Series. Don't miss it.

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Harvest Carrots Faster in Any Type of Soil

Harvest Carrots Faster in Any Type of Soil

Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene (converted to vitamin A in the body), Vitamins K with traces of C, B, and E. They’re a good source for potassium and manganese, as well. Whose body couldn't use that nutrition for the winter?

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Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 4

Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 4

In Part 4 of The Indoor Vegetable Gardening series, I start seeds in recycled containers.

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