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Garlic Planting

Garlic Planting

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"Do not eat garlic or onions; for their smell will reveal that you are a peasant.” Cervantes in Don Quixote. Unless you side with Don Quixote, don't forget to plant garlic before you put your garden to bed for the winter!

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Why You Want Redworms and Earthworms (Nightcrawlers) in Your Garden

Why You Want Redworms and Earthworms (Nightcrawlers) in Your Garden

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I like being a worm farmer. Like my fondness for rabbit poop, I take great pride in the rich nutrients they produce for my garden. These are natural talents we humans can't begin to duplicate. Our poop just isn't that great.

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Starting a Garden - Step 1

Starting a Garden - Step 1

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I am currently converting a section of my back yard to a new garden area. This is a great time to go through the steps I have taken to realize a new garden - from planning to preparation to execution.

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QUESTION: Keeping Groundhogs Out of Raised Beds

QUESTION: Keeping Groundhogs Out of Raised Beds

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Groundhogs (aka woodchucks) dug under the gate and wiped out my cabbages. What can I do?

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Video: November Square Foot Gardening Tips

Video: November Square Foot Gardening Tips

Mel Bartholemew and I discuss different ways to extend your gardening season.

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Plant and Harvest Broccoli this Winter (and the Choppin Broccoli song)

Plant and Harvest Broccoli this Winter (and the "Choppin' Broccoli" song)

Many gardeners started their broccoli seeds several weeks ago. However, I was slow on the up-take this year and didn't start any seeds myself. I was so slow, in fact, that instead of getting to carefully choose my broccoli variety, I had had to pick up whatever was available at the nursery. Works for me; beggars can't be choosers.

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Plant Garlic as a Fall Crop

Plant Garlic as a Fall Crop

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Fall is the time to plant garlic in most parts of the U.S. If you haven't done it yet, there is still time unless you are so far North that the ground is frozen.

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Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 5

Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 5

This is the final video in the Indoor Vegetable Garden Series. Don't miss it.

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How to Grow Heading Lettuce

How to Grow Heading Lettuce

Crisp and crunchy or buttery and tender, heading varieties of lettuce have lots to offer. Expert lettuce grower Renee Shepherd shares her expertise.

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Grow Lettuce from Seed

Grow Lettuce from Seed

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There are many, many lettuces to choose from, way beyond what you can buy at the grocery. And here's good news: the "exotic" varieties are way easier to grow, and way more nutritious and colorful, than that old standby, iceberg.

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Cut-and-Come-Again Lettuce Sampler

Cut-and-Come-Again Lettuce Sampler

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A whole palette of colorful varieties delivers a leafy feast.

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Video: How to Plant and Grow Garlic

Video: How to Plant and Grow Garlic

There is nothing like the taste of homegrown garlic and it is ridiculously easy to grow. Farmer Joe Smith of Niantic, Connecticut, gives you expert tips on how to plant and grow this kitchen staple.

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Harvest Carrots Faster in Any Type of Soil

Harvest Carrots Faster in Any Type of Soil

Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene (converted to vitamin A in the body), Vitamins K with traces of C, B, and E. They’re a good source for potassium and manganese, as well. Whose body couldn't use that nutrition for the winter?

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Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 4

Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 4

In Part 4 of The Indoor Vegetable Gardening series, I start seeds in recycled containers.

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My Fall Garden To Do List

My Fall Garden To Do List

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This is the beginning of the revamping and reorganizing season. It doesn't feel as fun as the active growing season, but it's a time for stepping back and taking stock. Here's some of the things I have on my list for the month of November.

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The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 3

The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 3

In Part 3 of my Indoor Vegetable Gardening Series, I expand my growing space. Check out how I maximize my indoor growing space.

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All seeds are treated equally, even biennials

All seeds are treated equally, even biennials

Tips and challenges for saving seed from biennial plants in a cool climate. After all, every seed deserves to be saved!

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Portable greenhouse saved my veggies from critters and frost

Portable greenhouse saved my veggies from critters and frost

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I've had a heck of a time trying to grow vegetables in my Connecticut country home. Because I live in a wooded area, I don't get a lot of light and my lot stays cooler than if I had a wide open...

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Growing and Harvesting Winter Lettuce

Growing and Harvesting Winter Lettuce

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While lettuces are predominately a cool-weather crop, there are summer varieties available that don't disappoint. They're so easy to plant, grow, and harvest that I try to have lettuces in my garden every season.

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Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 2

Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 2

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In the second installment of my Indoor Vegetable Gardening Series I plant the seeds! Watch to see the different vegetables I am starting.

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