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New Years Resolutions from VegetableGardener.com

New Year's Resolutions from VegetableGardener.com

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The advent of a new year is a good time to think about what was and what could be in the vegetable garden. We're sharing our 2010 gardening resolutions, and we invite you to do the same.

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Vegetable Garden Planning

Vegetable Garden Planning

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I always start gardening in January, curled up by the woodstove, with a nice cup of tea and a pile of seed catalogs. Since what I’d like to grow always exceeds the available space, careful planning and crop rotation are essential.

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The Anatomy of a Seed Packet

The Anatomy of a Seed Packet

Understanding the information on your seed packets is crucial for a successful crop.

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Renees Garden Offers Personal Touch

Renee's Garden Offers Personal Touch

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Renee Shepherd, founder of Renee’s Garden, goes to extraordinary lengths to offer gardeners high-quality vegetable, flower and herb seeds. She selects easy-to-grow varieties, tests them in her own trial garden and writes detailed instructions for planting and growing.

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13 Smart Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Garden

13 Smart Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Garden

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Before you buy the jean overalls and have a dump truck of manure dropped on your driveway, it's worth it to take a day or so to think about your gardening goals.

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The Advantages of Growing Backyard Produce

The Advantages of Growing Backyard Produce

The best reason to grow your own vegetables is because you can control what goes onto and into your food; plus produce doesn't get any fresher then traveling 24 feet from the garden to the kitchen.

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Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Keeps On Growing

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Keeps On Growing

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In 1998, long before the eat local movement took hold, Jere Gettle sent out his first Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog. His company continues the tradition of passing along old-fashioned seeds like generations of gardeners before him.

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Burpee

Burpee

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W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has been around since 1876. It's had a long and glorious history, and it's still going strong.

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Fedco Seeds

Fedco Seeds

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If you still count reading as one of life's pleasures, you are going to enjoy perusing the Fedco Seeds catalog.

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Ever Seen a Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog?

Ever Seen a Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog?

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If you can't remember, then I'm certain that you haven't. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has hands-down the most fantastic collection of vegetable pictures I've ever seen in anywhere - much less in a catalog.

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Botanical Interests Grows Gardeners

Botanical Interests Grows Gardeners

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Botanical Interests is a Colorado-based seed company whose beautifully illustrated seed packets contain much more than just seeds.

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J.L. Hudson, Seedsman

J.L. Hudson, Seedsman

Here's a real throwback: a seed company without a single photo on its Web site. Why check it out? For the fabulous selections, of course.

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Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange

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As silly as it may sound, there was a jubilant celebration last week when the 2010 Seed Savers Exchange catalog was delivered to the Fine Gardening offices.

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Johnnys Selected Seeds

Johnny's Selected Seeds

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Owned and operated by its employees, this seed company in Central Maine is a favorite source for gardeners in New England and beyond.

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Pole Beans

Pole Beans

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For reliability and yield, you can't beat pole beans. As you check out the seed catalogs this year, Romano, Rattlesnake, and Blue Coco are three tasty varieties to consider.

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W.O.W.... What A Difference!

W.O.W.... What A Difference!

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I had purchased some Wall O' Water plant protectors but never tried them out. With cold temperatures this past week, I had the makings of a "cool" experiment.

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Seeds of Change: 100% Certified Organic

Seeds of Change: 100% Certified Organic

Seeds of Change, a New Mexico seed company, offers a big selection of heirloom seeds for both the home gardener and the market gardener.

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Totally Tomatoes

Totally Tomatoes

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Here's a catalog that focuses on America's favorite garden vegetable, the tomato, in all of its manifestations.

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Save Recycled Containers For Starting Spring Seeds

Save Recycled Containers For Starting Spring Seeds

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We're going to focus on two things here. The first one is saving money on a required gardening practice - seed starting. The second one is ignoring the fact that we're heading straight for deep winter and instead, thinking about spring. We're going to deny that we have have months on end of cold weather and sleeping plants.

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Video: December Square Foot Gardening Tips

Video: December Square Foot Gardening Tips

Watch Mel Bartholomew, inventor of Square Foot gardening, and Patti Moreno, the garden girl, giving gardening advice for December.

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