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Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)

Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)

Although castor bean is a gorgeous, showy plant in the garden, the seeds are poisonous. So why would one want to grow it? Read on to find out...

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Container Tomato Yields Big Results

Container Tomato Yields Big Results

In a surprise victory for small-space vegetable gardeners, a container-grown tomato won the largest tomato contest at a local garden center and a $100 gift card payday.

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5 Ways to Garden Together as a Family

5 Ways to Garden Together as a Family

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Gardening as a family let's you create lasting memories and offers more opportunities to connect with one another.

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10 Garden Basil Varieties

10 Garden Basil Varieties

There's enough basil varieties to plant a garden dedicated to them.

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Green Chile Season

Green Chile Season

It's that time of year again--the green chiles are here! The Hatch chile tractor trailers has been pulling into towns across the nation to deliver these glorious New Mexico capsicums. I also have them in my garden, however I get a case to freeze so I can have my capsaicin fix all winter long. Here are a few favorite ways to use them.

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Cate’s Garden Pruning Shears Review

Cate’s Garden Pruning Shears Review

Every gardener I know is always on the lookout for tools to make typical gardening tasks easier. That’s why I grabbed the chance to test two new pruning shears from Cate’s Garden.

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Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

If you are ever going to South Carolina, or just passing through, make this garden a stop on your list of places to visit. Besides wonderful gardens and ancient live oak trees, fountains and vistas, there are trails, a native animal collection, children's garden, pollinator garden, labyrinth, a small butterfly house, gift shop and cafe--and an incredibly amazing sculpture collection. Plan to spend a day.

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Small Winter Squash for Small-Space Gardens

Small Winter Squash for Small-Space Gardens

Small-space gardeners rejoice! Seed companies have taken a special interest in offering plants that can grow just about anywhere, like these adorable 'Climbing Honey Nut' baby butternut squashes.

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Summer Gardening in the Ozarks

Summer Gardening in the Ozarks

It's hot down here in the Ozarks--really hot and humid--with temps mostly in the high 90s everyday. There has been a good bit of rain, though gardens are thirsty and some are parched if they haven't been watered. However, there is still a great deal of garden bounty to be had.

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Try This Edible Ornamental Basket

Try This Edible Ornamental Basket

Small-space gardeners know how important it is to make the most of every inch in the vegetable garden. This edible ornamental hanging basket combines two plants with delicious fruits, flowers and foliage.

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Take a Tour of DeLaney Community Farm

Take a Tour of DeLaney Community Farm

DeLaney Community Farm, located in Aurora, Colo., isn’t a typical Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enterprise. Shareholders receive fresh, organic food weekly and also volunteer a set number of hours during the growing season. Here’s a peek of what’s buzzing on the farm during a typical summer day.

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Fish Peppers are Edible and Ornamental

Fish Peppers are Edible and Ornamental

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Whether you have to be a small-space gardener or garden on a small scale by choice, it makes sense to grow plants with more than one feature. An heirloom hot pepper plant with a funny name offers at least two beautiful reasons to appreciate it.

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Purslane in the Kitchen

Purslane in the Kitchen

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Last week, I wrote about purslane and the benefit of having it in one's garden. For those of you new to portulaca, here are a few recipe ideas using purslane.

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Vegetable Gardening with Container Eggplants

Vegetable Gardening with Container Eggplants

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Would you like to change your vegetable viewpoint when it comes to eggplant? These miniature fruits will certainly add new interest to your small-space vegetable garden.

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Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

I decided to do this blog on one of my favorite naturalized garden weeds since it has been in the news lately. https://www.facebook.com/TheEdenPrescription/photos/a.201474409907598.64598.130965870291786/820695717985461/?type=1&fref=nf&pnref=story Did you know that Portulaca oleracea contains the highest amount of omega-3s of any plant in the vegetable kingdom, not to mention it is full of minerals and vitamins A and C?

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Online Cooking Classes for Vegetable Gardeners

Online Cooking Classes for Vegetable Gardeners

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If you grow herbs, greens and assorted vegetables, chances are you’re always looking for fresh and easy recipes to help make the most of them. A new set of online cooking classes, priced at a reasonable $5 each, will surely inspire you to try something new.

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Monarda in the Kitchen

Monarda in the Kitchen

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Last week I posted a blog about the glorious beebalm blooming in my garden. I've had some requests as to how to cook with it, so here are a few of my favorite recipes.

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How to Repel Mosquitoes While Gardening

How to Repel Mosquitoes While Gardening

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Gardening in summer can be tough enough without having to deal with annoying insects, like mosquitoes. Instead of swatting these pests away, you can serve them up as a dragonfly buffet with a Thermacell area mosquito repellent.

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Monarda spp.

Monarda spp.

Right now my beebalms, also known as monarda are ablaze with color in the garden. Their flowers have an inimitable shaggy-headed appearance which attract all sorts of pollinators. If you don't have any monardas in your garden, now is the time to plant them. They are like brightly colored firecrackers in the garden, bursting with bloom just in time for the Fourth of July.

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Beat the Heat--Cool Down with Mint!

Beat the Heat--Cool Down with Mint!

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As temperatures soar outside, we need relief from the heat. Mint is a naturally cooling and refreshing herb that most of us have right in our own backyards (usually in abundance due to its rampant spreading habit). Here are a few ideas and recipes for cooling down with mint.

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