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3 Perennial Herbs for Spring Green in the Garden

3 Perennial Herbs for Spring Green in the Garden

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The most welcome sight in my spring garden are the first perennial herbs to pop up and add some green to the bleak late winter scene. These three make for reliable container gardens.

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Epcot Fresh

Epcot Fresh

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Just returned from the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival--it was lots of fun--and this year's gardens and botanical displays are the best ever! Check out these photos for a virtual tour!

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Best Garden Bush Bean Varieties

Best Garden Bush Bean Varieties

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I feel that I've done injustice to bush beans by not giving them credit where credit is due. I'd like to take some time today to share with you some of our favorite bush bean varieties.

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How Gardening Helps us Heal

How Gardening Helps us Heal

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Jenny Peterson’s new book, "The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion," is filled with insight and inspiration for turning gardening into a healing experience.

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Meet Botanical Illustrator Susan Rubin

Meet Botanical Illustrator Susan Rubin

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Have you ever admired the beautiful botanical illustrations featured on Botanical Interests' vegetable and herb seed packets? Here’s your chance to get to know one of the artists.

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Totally Free Online Vegetable Garden Planners

Totally Free Online Vegetable Garden Planners

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As far as I can tell, we're all going to need a leg up. Here's where a cheat sheet comes in handy.

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Recipes featuring Pulses

Recipes featuring Pulses

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Having been a vegetarian for over 40 years, I have a large repertoire of recipes featuring legumes: beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas, etc. I have written a number of recipes using them in various blogs over the years. Here is an unpublished favorite for Tortilla Pie and links to seven recipes with pulses.

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Grow Beans in this Years Garden

Grow Beans in this Year's Garden

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In my last post I wrote about pulses being the international crop of the year and said that i would talk about some beans to grow and sources for a variety of beans. Here's a few that I have grown... and new ones for this growing season.

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International Year of Pulses

International Year of Pulses

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I love beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas and eat them probably at least five times a week. The aforementioned are commonly known as pulses. These crops have been chosen to be featured foods to be celebrated for the year of 2016--read all about it!

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Miracle Fruit Party Fools Taste Buds and Guests

Miracle Fruit Party Fools Taste Buds and Guests

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Everyone knows what it’s like to take a big bite from a lemon or a lime. But if you eat a 'Synsepalum dulcificum' berry first, you'll taste a real miracle.

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Vegetable and Herb Seeds for Valentine’s Day

Vegetable and Herb Seeds for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your favorite gardener some love. Candy is nice, but these seeds are sweeter.

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Nominate a School Garden for The Seed Keeper Project

Nominate a School Garden for The Seed Keeper Project

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The Seed Keeper Project is recognizing school gardens across the country, and your school garden could be a big winner. During the next five weeks, you can nominate any school garden in your state to win a prize package to help encourage kids to keep planting, growing, and eating their vegetables.

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8 Reasons to Plant Vegetable Starts Instead of Seeds

8 Reasons to Plant Vegetable Starts Instead of Seeds

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Plant starts are not cheap when compared to seed packets, but they can be well worth it!

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How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin

How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin

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Remember the first time you laid eyes on a giant pumpkin? This could be your year.

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Gardeners Dig Flower and Garden Shows

Gardeners Dig Flower and Garden Shows

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The season is almost here – the flower and garden show season, that is. There’s always so much to see, do and smell that it takes planning to get it all done. Here are tips for making the most of your time at the show.

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Capsicum, Herb of the Year 2016

Capsicum, Herb of the Year 2016

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The International Herb Association has chosen Capsicum as Herb of the Year for 2016. I am a confessed chilehead and have been perusing seed catalogs for my favorite chiles, as well as for new selections (or new to me) to feature in this year's garden beds. See my favorites--and why they are thus so. Here's to a hot and spicy year ahead!

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Let’s Celebrate the International Year of Legumes

Let’s Celebrate the International Year of Legumes

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Legumes are such an important food crop, the United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Legumes. Join us in celebrating these important plants and their fruits by adding more peas, beans and clovers to your vegetable garden.

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Seedsheet’s Remarkable Growth

Seedsheet’s Remarkable Growth

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Seedsheet started last year with the seed of an idea and a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Vegetable gardeners responded to make the Seedsheet a big success.

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Hoshigaki: The Art of Drying Persimmons

Hoshigaki: The Art of Drying Persimmons

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Last blog post, I wrote about the gift of persimmons with a recipe for persimmon mousse and a smoothie. My daughter Lucie has a persimmon tree in her backyard and after harvesting them, decided to preserve them by drying. Check out the beauty of this ancient food preservation technique... and art form!

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Pick a Vegetable Growing Resolution for 2016

Pick a Vegetable Growing Resolution for 2016

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Happy New Gardening Year to you! It’s normal to be both excited and overwhelmed at the prospect of planning and planting a new vegetable garden. Instead of making a long list of vegetable growing resolutions, why not just pick one of these?

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