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Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket

Plant an Edible Ornamental Hanging Basket

Why choose between an ornamental garden or an edible one? Here’s a simple planting idea for a different take on a hanging basket.

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Veggie Garden Tidbits, Volume I

Veggie Garden Tidbits, Volume I

Here’s the first volume of random, yet helpful tips and thoughts to feed your garden brain.

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The 20-30 Something Garden Guide by Dee Nash Book Review

The 20-30 Something Garden Guide by Dee Nash Book Review

Are you a 20-30 something that just happens to be new to gardening? We've got the book for you!

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Vegetable Gardening in the Rocky Mountain Region

Vegetable Gardening in the Rocky Mountain Region

Mid-summer is a good time to evaluate your vegetable gardening efforts. If the garden isn’t living up to your expectations, you might want to turn to a new book that will help you “Plant, Grow and Eat the Best Edibles for Rocky Mountain Gardens.”

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How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

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Herbs are flourishing and it is time for the first harvest. Capture herbal essence by making herb-flavored vinegars--it is fun and easy to do--and you will have tasty infusions for the year ahead.

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Salute to Tomatoes in Patriotic Hues

Salute to Tomatoes in Patriotic Hues

In honor of Independence Day, here’s my salute to the red, white and blue—tomatoes, that is.

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Growing Sunflowers

Growing Sunflowers

Sunflowers are hardy, easy-to-grow annuals, and come in a variety of sizes and colors. They say "summer" like no other plant.

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Midsummer Garden

Midsummer Garden

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We've just celebrated the solstice and midsummer is officially dated at June 24--so now we are heading into the summer garden season. The garden is abuzz--full of pollinators--plants to harvest and all sorts of lovely veggies coming on. Oh and the weeds... the never-ending garden chore... Here's what is happening in my zone 7 garden...

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A Perfectly Portable Potting Bench

A Perfectly Portable Potting Bench

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Would you like a simple summer project? Then dust off that old ironing board and re-purpose it as a portable potting bench. A coat of paint is all you need.

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New Ideas in Vertical Vegetable Gardening

New Ideas in Vertical Vegetable Gardening

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Vining vegetables, from pole beans to tomatoes, need a strong trellis to keep the fruit growing up. In addition to manufactured vertical gardens, DIYers can stretch their creativity for getting their gardens off the ground.

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How to Pollinate Zucchini by Hand

How to Pollinate Zucchini by Hand

If you’ve noticed the fruits of your zucchini plants are dying on the plant, you may need to take an active hand in pollination. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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Grilling Season

Grilling Season

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Once the weather warms up and the farmers' markets reopen for the season and our gardens start producing crops to harvest, the grilling season has begun! Vegetables on the grill are an easy way to fix dinner or entertain and there are infinite variations.

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New Book for Gardeners: The Soil Will Save Us

New Book for Gardeners: The Soil Will Save Us

If you’re worried about the climate crisis, it’s time to stop looking at the thermometer and start looking beneath your feet. Kristin Ohlson helps us discover how the health of our planet depends on the health of our soils in her important new book.

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How Redworms Reproduce

How Redworms Reproduce

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If you've ever laid in bed at night, staring at the ceiling and wondering "How do worms make babies?" Have I got a post for you.

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Salad Days

Salad Days

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We've had a cool spring and rain so this year the salad greens are phenomenal. And I don't just mean lettuce (although I love the choices we have)... no ho hum salads around here. If you grow some of these greens--and it's not to late to plant them--every salad will be a chef's delight.

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Thoughts on Compost Activators and Inoculators

Thoughts on Compost Activators and Inoculators

Want to rev up your compost a little?

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Theres A Garden App For That, Part III

There's A Garden App For That, Part III

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Need to identify a pest, plant or disease? Look no further than your mobile apps.

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Springtime in the Emerald Isle

Springtime in the Emerald Isle

Just returned from a trip to Ireland, where the countryside is lush and green from the spring rains--no wonder its moniker is the Emerald Isle. Come take a brief tour of some of the botanical wonders to behold there.

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How to Grow Eggplant in a Container

How to Grow Eggplant in a Container

It might be less popular than its cousin the tomato, but eggplant has a great personality. This versatile veggie grows on a beautifully ornamental plant, grows lovely lavender flowers and is easy to grow in a patio container.

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Sage Gardening Advice from the Past

Sage Gardening Advice from the Past

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Publishers release dozens of new gardening books each year and gardeners scoop them up as fast as they hit the shelves. The earliest gardeners didn't have that same opportunity, until about 1000 years ago.

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