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Video: How to Start a Vegetable Garden: Selecting a Site

Video: How to Start a Vegetable Garden: Selecting a Site

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So you're wondering how to start a vegetable or kitchen garden? Not to worry. This video series will get your first veggie venture off to a good start.

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Whats the Best Way to Heat a Small Greenhouse?

What's the Best Way to Heat a Small Greenhouse?

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On a more practical note while I do want to keep the greenhouse toasty inside, I'm also interested in keeping my electric bill down to a manageable size. Which isn't as simple as it sounds.

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Square Foot Gardening Tips for October

Square Foot Gardening Tips for October

Watch October Square Foot Gardening Tips with Mel Bartholomew, inventor of Square Foot Gardening and Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, host of Gardengirltv.com

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QUESTION: Cabbage

QUESTION: Cabbage

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I am curious as to how much square footage and soil depth 1 cabbage plant requires...

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Fall Leaves Make a Great Garden Mulch

Fall Leaves Make a Great Garden Mulch

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Don't bag them and send them to the dump. Put this resource to work for your garden.

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Why Grow Your Own Food?

Why Grow Your Own Food?

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Suburban and urban farming is being accomplished successfully in backyards everywhere. And it is being done with high yields on very little land.

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Seeing Green: The Emerald Isle

Seeing Green: The Emerald Isle

Ireland is a wonderland of magical bright green vistas—sometimes the sea is off in the distance—and other views feature unbelievable rock formations.

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Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds

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Learn how easy it is to eat your tomatoes and save them too!

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How to Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

How to Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Utilizing the method of Integrated Pest Management how I garden - period. I'm probably going to get strung up by the organic gardening police for that admission; but before you set the torch afire let me say this.

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What is Sustainable Gardening?

What is Sustainable Gardening?

“Sustainable gardening” is a cool term if I've ever heard one. It sounds edgy in an incredibly responsible sort of way. In suburban farmer (that would be me) speak it’s: “Do no evil.”

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Video: Make a Keyhole Garden

Video: Make a Keyhole Garden

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In Lesotho, a landlocked, mountainous country in southern Africa, children are learning how to build sustainable raised-bed gardens to provide vegetables for their families.

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Grasscycle, Compost, and Mulch with Grass Clippings

Grasscycle, Compost, and Mulch with Grass Clippings

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I think the average homeowner over looks the many joys of grass clippings. This stuff is a valuable resource with all the versatility of duct tape.

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Compost Season has begun!

Compost Season has begun!

Throughout the cities and suburbs, grass clippings, leaves, other general yard waste, household waste and kitchen waste are put out on the sidewalk to be collected by the trash man. This is just energy misplaced.

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Replacing Some Suburban Front Lawn

Replacing Some Suburban Front Lawn

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It's no secret that suburbia is known for it's cookie-cutter foundation plantings and grand expansions of perfectly coiffed grass. Although, I have seen some fabulous yard make-overs where they've used plants that have made me almost slam into the car in front of me. But, I digress.

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Water Container Frost Protection

Water Container Frost Protection

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If you live in the North Texas area as I do, you don't really concern yourself with the first annual frost/freeze threat until late October at the earliest. I am always thinking ahead to the upcoming...

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Grow Herbs in Containers for the Winter

Grow Herbs in Containers for the Winter

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Fall is the time of year that I start getting concerned for my basil. I'm pretty lousy at calculating how much longer I'll be able to harvest before the frost nails it. Mother Nature has her own calendar no matter where we mark our frost dates.

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Start a New Garden Bed with a Compost Sandwich

Start a New Garden Bed with a Compost Sandwich

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It's never too early to think about the next major planting season as far as I'm concerned. But that could be because at my age, six months isn't even close to the vicinity of long-term.

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Its Fall Garden Cleanup Time

It's Fall Garden Cleanup Time

I know we're still harvesting tomatoes, zucchini, fruit and the like but the weather and light change are hinting that another season is at an end. Forewarned is forearmed, am I right?

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Gardening Tip: Compost Heap Alternative

Gardening Tip: Compost Heap Alternative

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If you don't have a compost heap, here's a simple way to recycle vegetable scraps in your garden beds.

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Plant Some High-Yielding, Low-Growing Peas

Plant Some High-Yielding, Low-Growing Peas

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Dwarf peas are a great choice for the home gardener. Learn how to select the best varieties, when to plant them, and how to support them for best results.

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