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Organic Fertilizer Sources for the Garden

Organic Fertilizer Sources for the Garden

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Here's a list of some organic fertilizers that you may want to have on hand.

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All About Tomatoes

All About Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are the favorite food crop of America's home gardeners. If you need information on selecting tomato varieties or on growing, pruning, trellising, and trellising your plants, and protecting them from pests, you've come to the right place. We've got tomato recipes, too.

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The Tomato Dilemma: What kinds should I plant?

The Tomato Dilemma: What kinds should I plant?

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If you're just starting out as a vegetable gardner, the countless tomato types available is overwhelming. How do you know what to plant? What's right for your garden space? What's right for your...

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What Does NPK Mean?

What Does NPK Mean?

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Here's the short answer.

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Paying Your Gardening Skills Forward

Paying Your Gardening Skills Forward

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A heartwarming gardening story you don't hear everyday.

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Controlling Weeds Organically

Controlling Weeds Organically

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While I've heard it's an effective method, I've also heard that it won't kill the weed's roots. For me, that's a deal breaker. The reason why I haven't given this mixture a shot is that I don't see the point if I can't be sure that I've snuffed them out entirely. But then I'm lazy like that.

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Enough Pumpkin for 1000 pies

Enough Pumpkin for 1000 pies

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Growers from coast to coast are spending every gardening minute tending their crops of 'Cucurbita maxima' in an effort to grow a pumpkin that weighs over 1700 pounds.

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Another Harbinger of Spring: The Merry Mints!

Another Harbinger of Spring: The Merry Mints!

Mints come in such a profusion of varieties--and all tend to crossbreed with each other--leading to much confusion among both the marketers and buyers of mints; even herbal experts do not always describe the same species in the same way. To make sure that you are buying plants that are closest to the true species, buy them from a trusted herb grower.

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The 30-Mile Gardening Rule

The 30-Mile Gardening Rule

Landscape designer, horticulturist and author Maureen Gilmer encourages gardeners to embrace their inner tightwad in her new book, “The Small Budget Gardener: All the Dirt on Saving Money in Your Garden.” Gardeners should pretend they live 30 miles from town so they’ll carefully think about their gardening needs before buying.

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Plant a Row for the Hungry by Growing Extra Vegetables

Plant a Row for the Hungry by Growing Extra Vegetables

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I rarely put on my serious voice here at Vegetable Gardener, but this is really, super-duper important.

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Writing from the Road, Spring 2010

Writing from the Road, Spring 2010

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Once again, it is springtime for this roving gardener. I have been on the road teaching other folks about garden-related topics; which means that I haven’t had a lot of time at home working in my own garden (or writing for that matter). Click on the pix to enlarge them and read the photo captions.

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Sweet Bay (Laurus Nobilis): The Herb of Frankenstein

Sweet Bay (Laurus Nobilis): The Herb of Frankenstein

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Truth be told I would still describe its attitude as mild-mannered. But in a baby Godzilla sort of way.

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Want to Trade Veggies?

Want to Trade Veggies?

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Some gardeners grow 50 varieties of tomatoes, and some grow top notch green beans. Hey, we all have our gifts.

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QUESTION: What Is This Plant?

QUESTION: What Is This Plant?

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I dont know the name of this plant??? does anyone know???

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Tools of The (Gardening) Trade

Tools of The (Gardening) Trade

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Here's your list of required and "oh, I forgot that!" tools for gardening the right way.

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When is a Pear a Vegetable?

When is a Pear a Vegetable?

The sharp spines of the Opuntia can be intimidating, but once they’re removed, the “nopales” turns into a nutritious vegetable that defies its prickly appearance.

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QUESTION: Least-Toxic Whitefly Solution

QUESTION: Least-Toxic Whitefly Solution

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I have a lot of white fly on my kale and broccoli plants. Does anyone have a non-chemical solution to this problem?

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Grow Heirloom Peas This Spring

Grow Heirloom Peas This Spring

Peas are one crop that no spring garden should be without. They're one of the oldest cultivated vegetables as there's been evidence of peas found throughout Egypt, Europe, Asia and amazingly, among the ruins of Troy.

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More Harbingers of Spring: Chives

More Harbingers of Spring: Chives

Be sure to click on each photo to see it expanded and read the captions. Chives are bright green in my garden now and it seems like they are growing about half-inch a day! Get out there and snip some of those fresh onion-like herbs to add flavor to your spring dishes!

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Homegrown / Homemade: Peas

Homegrown / Homemade: Peas

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Peas are the quintessential eary-season veggie. Seeds can go into the ground when it's still cold, and you can harvest just a couple of months later.

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