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Plant an Herbal Tea Garden

Plant an Herbal Tea Garden

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Looking for a new garden idea? Plant your way to afternoon tea!

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Garden Bounty has Begun--Time to Harvest!

Garden Bounty has Begun--Time to Harvest!

The garden is producing in leaps and bounds right now, thanks to the rain and the heat. Get out there and harvest your annual herbs before they flower and prune back perennials to encourage new growth. The more that you cut your herbs, the more leaves they will produce for you throughout the season.

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Garlic Scapes are a Savory Signal

Garlic Scapes are a Savory Signal

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The tall flower stalks that shoot up from the center of a garlic plant are a delicious signal for gardeners. Here’s how to put these tender stalks to good use.

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Design a Beautiful Vegetable Garden

Design a Beautiful Vegetable Garden

Every vegetable garden is beautiful in its own way because each produces delicious edibles that support a healthy lifestyle. But some vegetable garden designs are so striking they deserve special attention.

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Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)

Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)

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Coriander or cilantro is one of my favorite herbs to cultivate and cook with--see how easy it is to sow this annual seed so you can harvest it all summer.

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How to Grow the Ultimate Salad Bowl

How to Grow the Ultimate Salad Bowl

Gardeners may wonder if the vegetable on the seed packet or photo in the catalog lives up to its lofty description. Hudson Valley Seed Library’s Ultimate Salad bowl doesn't disappoint.

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How to Transplant

How to Transplant

It is the time of year when gardeners are busy transplanting seedlings which they have grown, or plants that have been purchased from a nursery or garden center. Follow these simple ABCs of transplanting for success.

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How to Grow Micro Greens

How to Grow Micro Greens

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Micro Greens are one of the easiest short-season crops I’ve ever grown. Plant these little gems in early spring, late summer, or early fall for home-grown greens that are ready to harvest in about 25 days.

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Book Review - Straw Bale Gardens

Book Review - Straw Bale Gardens

Joel Karsten's book on this breakthrough method of gardening is well written, informative, and beautifully illustrated.

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Edible Flowers for Mothers Day

Edible Flowers for Mothers' Day

Tomorrow we celebrate our mothers. Besides expressing our gratitude and giving them flowers, why not feed them some of the delightful, colorful and tasty blossoms that are in bloom in our gardens right now?

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Grow More Food in Small Spaces

Grow More Food in Small Spaces

Why is it the best ideas for solving gardening problems come from creative gardeners? That’s because gardeners, like Margaret Park, are always searching for ways to overcome obstacles, including how to garden in the smallest of spaces.

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Spring Pleasures

Spring Pleasures

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Spring has sprung and there are many chores for the gardener. However, I find that there are as many delights, if not more, that outweigh the work. See some of the plants sprouting in my garden, and what I am transplanting.

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Plant Pink Heirloom Tomatoes

Plant Pink Heirloom Tomatoes

One of my favorite things about heirloom and open-pollinated vegetables is discovering the amazing array of color variation. And heirloom tomatoes have beautiful hues in spades.

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5 Tips for Transplanting Vegetable Seedlings

5 Tips for Transplanting Vegetable Seedlings

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Successfully transplant your seedlings into the garden bed with five simple steps.

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A Gardeners Guide to Pesticide-Free Produce

A Gardener's Guide to Pesticide-Free Produce

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its new list of the top 12 commercially-grown fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues. That’s the bad news. The good news is you can grow many of the “Dirty Dozen” organically on your own.

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Dwarf Citrus Trees for the Small Garden

Dwarf Citrus Trees for the Small Garden

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If you haven't done any citrus gardening yet (but would like to), consider foregoing the giant standards and planting their dwarf cousins instead.

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Growing Lacinato Dinosaur Kale

Growing Lacinato "Dinosaur" Kale

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My first attempt at growing this beautiful and unusual kale and been a sweet success.

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How to Garden Down Under

How to Garden Down Under

Gardening is a favorite pastime for people around the globe and every country has its own gardening challenges. Gardeners in Sydney, Australia, have successfully learned how to adapt to the rough conditions Down Under.

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Recipes for a Healthy Lunch from the Medicinal Herb Seminar

Recipes for a Healthy Lunch from the Medicinal Herb Seminar

Last weekend, I participated in the Medicinal Herb Seminar at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas, where I provided the recipes for lunch. There were so many requests for the recipes, the soup which I have previously posted here--that I decided to share the recipes from here as well as add a few. Enjoy!

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How to Protect Your Garden Naturally

How to Protect Your Garden Naturally

If you’re tired of fighting pests in your garden, you need to arm yourself with Ed Rosenthal’s new book. "Protect Your Garden" is a troubleshooting guide for growing a healthy garden for you and your pets.

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