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Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Celebrate the Winter Solstice

    "They call this the first day of winter, but actually it is the beginning of winter's death. From this day on, we can look forward to warming and brightening." ---Den Ming Dao, 365 Tao 355...

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A Gardening Library for the Ages

A Gardening Library for the Ages

If you like vegetable gardening, and you appreciate history, you’ll enjoy getting lost in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. This online collection of antiquated gardening books is a fascinating look into the rich history of vegetable gardening.

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5 Best Carrot Growing Tips

5 Best Carrot Growing Tips

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Growing carrots is easy if you keep a few things in mind.

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Get Ready To Start Your Own Seeds

Get Ready To Start Your Own Seeds

It's time to prepare for next year's seed starting projects. After all, getting ready is (almost) half the fun.

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Books for the Gardener: Picks for 2013

Books for the Gardener: Picks for 2013

There is a plethora of books out there. I am an avid reader and have both new and old books piled high awaiting my perusal. It is hard to choose just a few, however I am limiting myself to just a handful of recommendations for gardening and cooking-related books. Herein are my top 5 books for 2013, plus an herbal calendar.

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Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

The results are in from the Harris Seeds annual Home Garden Trials. Vegetable gardeners now have some new green beans, squash and tomato choices for 2014.

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Happy New Year of the Cucumber

Happy New Year of the Cucumber

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The National Garden Bureau has christened 2014 as “The Year of the Cucumber,” selecting this edible for recognition in its annual program. There are plenty of ways for gardeners to celebrate with this basket of new varieties to try.

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Tools for the Gardener: These are a few of my favorite things

Tools for the Gardener: These are a few of my favorite things

Included here are the tools that I use the most--I depend on them--and use them everyday during the gardening season.

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Grow Some Interesting Heirloom Onion Varieties

Grow Some Interesting Heirloom Onion Varieties

Grocery stores do an injustice to onions by only introducing us to a few everyday varieties, when in truth (like all vegetables) there is so much more for our taste buds to discover.

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Make Your Own Seed Bombs

Make Your Own Seed Bombs

Seed bombs are easy-to-make and allow you to "throw" away your seeds.

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Fall: Time for the Gardener to be Grateful

Fall: Time for the Gardener to be Grateful

Well, it is too cold to garden anymore this season... last night it was 18 degrees F in my zone 7 garden. Therefore, this gardener has moved indoors--now is the time to take care of the indoor projects that have piled up while we were outside--and also take some time to appreciate what we have accomplished.

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How to Stuff a Pumpkin

How to Stuff a Pumpkin

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Celebrate the season and create a special centerpiece, just like the Pilgrims used to do. This stuffed pumpkin recipe makes a nice holiday side dish or a featured vegetarian entrée.

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A Gardeners Collectible: The Whole Heirloom Seed Catalog

A Gardener's Collectible: The Whole Heirloom Seed Catalog

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has produced the “World’s Largest Seed Catalog” for 2014. The catalog is much more than a list of seeds for sale, it’s like a must-have heirloom vegetable encyclopedia for gardeners everywhere.

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Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas For Veggie Gardeners 2013

Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the veggie gardener on your list.

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Old Farmers Almanac is Still Useful and Entertaining

Old Farmer's Almanac is Still Useful and Entertaining

In 1792, when Robert B. Thomas published the first edition of the Farmer’s Almanack, he couldn’t have imagined it would still be going strong 222 years later. New editions of the book continue to live up to his original promise of providing “new, useful and entertaining matter.”

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The Colors of Fall

The Colors of Fall

As the harvest season slows considerably, the autumnal colors abound. Here are some colors and textures in the fall garden accompanied by why and how leaves change colors and fall from the trees, as well as thoughts of the season.

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Stylish Raised Beds

Stylish Raised Beds

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If you want more than the standard box, here's how to kick it up a notch

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Growing Your Own Zombies

Growing Your Own Zombies

As you are preparing to 'trick or treat', here's the 411 on how to grow zombies for your next Halloween party.

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Whats Day of the Dead without Veggies and Bread?

What's Day of the Dead without Veggies and Bread?

In many parts of Mexico, South America and the U.S., families are preparing to honor their dear departed ones on November 1 and 2. Fruits, vegetables and special recipes are part of the celebration.

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A Day in Washington, D.C.

A Day in Washington, D.C.

This past weekend we had glorious autumn weather--cool and crisp, bright and sunny--azure skies were the backdrop to the russets, golds, scarlet and brown of autumn leaves. What better time for a daytrip to visit the White House garden and the U.S. Botanic Garden?

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