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How Do You Know When to Harvest Sweet Corn?

How Do You Know When to Harvest Sweet Corn?

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The day will come when you'll find yourself looking up at corn stalks which are now taller than you and wondering if the time is right to snap those ears off for tonight's dinner.

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Scarecrows are a Gardening Tradition

Scarecrows are a Gardening Tradition

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Farmers have used scarecrows for thousands of years to protect their crops from flocks of hungry birds. Today’s modern gardeners can continue this tradition by creating their own scarecrows using recycled clothing and materials.

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Blight is Back, Threatens Tomatoes and Basil

Blight is Back, Threatens Tomatoes and Basil

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This year blight is back—attacking not just tomatoes, but basil too.

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Let  Worms Till Your Garden Beds

Let Worms Till Your Garden Beds

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I was chatting today about composting with a dear gardening friend when the subject of tilling came up...

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The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

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If you've never grown vegetables in raised beds before, I promise that once you do, you'll be spoiled for the rest of your gardening life.

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QUESTION: Wild Grape Vines

QUESTION: Wild Grape Vines

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Does anyone know a way to get rid of & totally kill wild grape vine? I cut them way back and used industrial-strength Roundup, but they are still sprouting new shoots.

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QUESTION: Are assassin bugs friend or foe to tomato plants?

QUESTION: Are assassin bugs friend or foe to tomato plants?

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I see assasin bugs on my tomatoes but not many other bugs. However several tomatoes were damaged and rotted on the plant before they were ripe. Will the assasin bugs cause any harm to the...

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Edamame, The Soybean Snack

Edamame, The Soybean Snack

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Here's a nutritious, easy to make snack from the orient.

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Another Improved Meyer Lemon Tree in Suburbia

Another Improved Meyer Lemon Tree in Suburbia

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While I'm not a masterful fruit grower, I manage to successfully harvest the ones in my yard. And this year, suburbia has one more Improved Meyer lemon tree.

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Chefs From Across the Nation Gather at the White House Kitchen Garden

Chefs From Across the Nation Gather at the White House Kitchen Garden

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On Friday, June 4, 2010, over 500 chefs from 38 states gathered at the White House by invitation of the first lady, Michelle Obama in support of her Chefs on the Move initiative.

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Homegrown / Homemade: Arugula

Homegrown / Homemade: Arugula

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In the latest arugula videos, get tips for storing arugula in the fridge and watch Sarah and Danielle prepare a pasta dish that features arugula, peas, and prosciutto.

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Homegrown / Homemade: Potatoes

Homegrown / Homemade: Potatoes

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Choose the potato varieties you like to cook with, and get 'em in the ground. A gardener and a cook show you how in Episode 1 of this Homegrown/Homemade video series. Now playing: How to Hill Potatoes (Episode 2).

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Perfect Plant Pairings

Perfect Plant Pairings

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Just like pairing wine with food, vegetables can be matched with their most compatible herbs. A good pairing brings out the flavors of each to help you get the most from your garden.

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QUESTION: When do I pick my peas?

QUESTION: When do I pick my peas?

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I am a new gardener and have a beautiful crop of vine peas. My flowers have started blooming and some have begun to form pods. How do I know when to pick the pods? and when I do, should I shell them...

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Make Room for Moon and Stars and Golden Midget Watermelon

Make Room for 'Moon and Stars' and 'Golden Midget' Watermelon

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These are the two heirloom watermelons in my garden this year.

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QUESTION: Tomato Problem....

QUESTION: Tomato Problem....

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My tomato plants have curling leaves. What is wrong, and what can I do about it?   This is a perplexing problem and I am not sure what the issue is.  Any advice would be appreciated. I started  my tomatoes from seed this year.   I have a few...

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My Favorite Salad Green--Whatever You Want to Call It:             Arugula or Rocket

My Favorite Salad Green--Whatever You Want to Call It: Arugula or Rocket

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Rocket (Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa) is an ancient plant, cultivated or gathered from the wild in most Mediterranean countries; over the past decade it has become popular in North America. Its several names in Italian indicate how widespread it is on the peninsula: arugula, ruchetta, rucola; in French it is known as roquette.

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How Do You Choose Which Tomato Varieties to Grow?

How Do You Choose Which Tomato Varieties to Grow?

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So many heirloom tomatoes; so little space.

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Grow a Cold Soup Garden

Grow a Cold Soup Garden

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A chilly bowl of cold soup is the perfect way to beat the summer heat. Just about any sturdy vegetable can be turned into a refreshing meal on a sizzling hot day.

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A Visit to the Green Farmacy Garden

A Visit to the Green Farmacy Garden

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Dr. Jim Duke's Green Farmacy Garden is an outdoor learning classroom filled with herbs, flowers, vegetables--all of which help to keep us healthy.

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