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How to Grow Dry Shelling Beans

How to Grow Dry Shelling Beans

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The season for home-made chili and soups is still in full swing, and it seems every dish is full of beans. I’ve been using store-bought dried beans, but it would be more satisfying to add home-grown beans to the mix. Here are the basics for growing dry shelling beans in your vegetable garden.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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While much of the country has been besieged with snowstorms and below-average temperatures, it is summer in Costa Rica. I had the great fortune of a recent visit there--let these photos from eight degrees above the equator take you away for a quick trip to the tropics!

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To-may-to To-mah-to: Delish Either Way!

To-may-to To-mah-to: Delish Either Way!

What do you get when you combine a gardener (Fine Gardening senior editor Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Fine Cooking Web producer Sarah Breckenridge)? You get real-life information as they plant...

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New Fruits and Vegetables for 2014

New Fruits and Vegetables for 2014

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An heirloom tomato that’s a hybrid! Ornamental Chard! The world’s biggest beefsteak! These are just a few of the new ideas tempting vegetable gardeners this season. And don’t forget the skinniest apple trees you’ve ever seen.

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Build Your Own Potato Growing Box

Build Your Own Potato Growing Box

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Like the floors of a building, this "growing" box can produce a bumper crop of potatoes in a small area.

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Three Things for Spring Vegetable Gardening

Three Things for Spring Vegetable Gardening

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What’s a good way to pass the time while waiting for the snow to melt and the ground to thaw? It’s thinking about ways to make vegetable gardening easier this season.

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Brussels Sprouts in the Garden and Kitchen

Brussels Sprouts in the Garden and Kitchen

Easy to grow and loaded with nutrients. Isn't it time for you to try Brussels sprouts again?

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Catalog Review: The Natural Gardening Company

Catalog Review: The Natural Gardening Company

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The Natural Gardening Company is the oldest organic nursery in the United States.

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How to Use Vermicompost on Your Plants

How to Use Vermicompost on Your Plants

You've got a pot full of rich vermicompost in your hands. Now what do you do with it?

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Sweet Seeds for Valentine’s Day

Sweet Seeds for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to plan on adding something sweet to your garden this year. Here are some luscious plants to make you fall in love.

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How Much Water Does My Vegetable Garden Need?

How Much Water Does My Vegetable Garden Need?

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For some if us this is going to be a banner year for water conservation (ahem, California). So how much water are your vegetables going to need?

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Artemisia: Herb of the Year 2014

Artemisia: Herb of the Year 2014

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Every year the International Herb Association selects a new herb to feature--this year is Artemisia! Learn more about this wonderful genus of herbs beloved by gardeners for centuries, used by cooks and in the apothecary.

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How to Choose Chile Peppers for Your Garden

How to Choose Chile Peppers for Your Garden

You may not have realized this, but chile peppers are just like fine wines. Each kind adds a flavor complexity that can either enhance or detract from a meal. Learn how to choose the right chiles to plant, grow and enjoy with the Chile Flavor Wheel from the Chile Pepper Institute.

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Winter Days, Travels and Comfort Food

Winter Days, Travels and Comfort Food

I've been on the road and going north (rather than south!) in this cold winter weather, which many of us are experiencing. Many of us are hunkering down in the cold weather--hang on, spring is just around the corner-- meanwhile, click on this seasonal vegetables with rice dish.

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How to Grow a Giant Tomato

How to Grow a Giant Tomato

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The world record for giant tomatoes was set in the 1980s and hasn’t been topped since. If you want to challenge your vegetable gardening skills this summer, why not try to beat the record? Here are tomato-growing tips for getting started now.

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Catalog Review: Sow True Seeds

Catalog Review: Sow True Seeds

Sow True Seed offers over 400 varieties of untreated, heirloom, open pollinated/non-hybrid, traditional and certified organic vegetable, herb and flower seeds.

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Get Inspired even in the Grey Days of Winter

Get Inspired even in the Grey Days of Winter

Winter is upon us--and for many it has been fiercely cold--or you've had lots of precipitation from inches of rain to feet of snow. Don't let the cold and grey days get you down, instead, get inspired. Attend a conference or symposium, learn something new; research something you have always wanted to know more about and sign up for a class; spend a day dreaming of this year's garden, looking at the plethora of seed catalogs and order some seeds; sprout some sprouts; better yet, plant some lettuce or spinach in a seed flat; wash and fertilize some neglected house plants; clean up the greenhouse; start some bulbs or root cuttings; or spend some time with a gardening pal or a good garden book.

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Vegetable Gardening Made Easier

Vegetable Gardening Made Easier

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Every season the seed and plant catalogs tempt vegetable gardeners with dozens of new varieties. It would be impossible to sort through them all without a little help from our gardening friends.

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New Years Eve: Farewell to 2013 and Ring in the New 2014

New Year's Eve: Farewell to 2013 and Ring in the New 2014

Every new year's eve brings about reflection and closure of the past year and plans, hopes and expectations for the new year. The influx of gardening and seed catalogs has surely whetted the appetite for most of us gardeners.

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5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

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As the year draws to a close, it's time to take a look back at lessons learned in the container vegetable garden. Here are the top five "Best Of" ideas from 2013.

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