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Spring Harbingers are Popping Out

Spring Harbingers are Popping Out

After all of the cold weather this winter, most of the nation is experiencing a late spring. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring--here are a few herbal harbingers that are just popping out! And a fast and tasty recipe for herbs with scrambled eggs.

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Container Cabbage How-To

Container Cabbage How-To

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Would you like a new challenge for this season’s vegetable garden? Plant and grow cabbage in your container garden. Here’s how.

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The Potato Garden Catalog Review

The Potato Garden Catalog Review

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The Potato Garden catalog is more than a no-frills listing of the dozens of potatoes gardeners can add to their spring gardens. The catalog gives simple, step-by-step instructions that make it easy for beginners to get started.

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10 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden

10 Ways to Conserve Water in the Garden

Put these water-wise garden tips to work in your garden and save water, time, and time.

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Costa Rica: Cloudforest

Costa Rica: Cloudforest

Okay, I know three blogs on Costa Rica when we are all dealing with snow and freezing temps is a bit much, however I would be remiss if I did not show you the cloudforest and volcano!

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Catalog Review: NE Seed

Catalog Review: NE Seed

NE Seed provides commercial growers and home gardeners with Non-GMO conventional, organic, heirloom, Italian and hybrid vegetable, flower and herb seeds.

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The Online Greenhouse Catalog Review

The Online Greenhouse Catalog Review

Don’t let the company’s name fool you. The Online Greenhouse is more about the Green and less about the House. Sustainable should be its middle name.

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Costa Rica: Pura Vida

Costa Rica: Pura Vida

While my last blog was also on Costa Rica featuring fauna and flora and a paddleboard trip through the mangroves, this one will highlight going up the coast to visit a spice farm and inland to where they grow vegetables and fruit.

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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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