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Predatory Insects in the Garden

Predatory Insects in the Garden

Here's a handy list of the beneficial insect predators that you'll want to invite to your garden.

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Homegrown / Homemade: Basil

Homegrown / Homemade: Basil

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Whatever kind of basil you grow, pruning keeps your plants bushy and productive. Danielle shows Sarah how to pinch back the basil plants and remove the flowers, then Sarah shows Danielle how to whip up a quick dish: Thai Stir-Fried Chicken with Basil.

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Visiting Gardens in the Summertime

Visiting Gardens in the Summertime

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It is summertime and the livin’ is easy—that is if you are at home in the a.c. with a long, tall cool drink of lemonade or iced tea. I have been out on the road, giving lectures and visiting public as well as private gardens. Fortunately, I am with like-minded people, those who like to garden and cook...

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Get Ready for Fall Lettuce

Get Ready for Fall Lettuce

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Still when I think of grocery stores, I can't help but think of iceberg lettuce. Iceberg lettuce is just the tip of the, well - iceberg.

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Like Two Beans in a Pod

Like Two Beans in a Pod

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Succession planting is a way to grow more vegetables in garden beds, but it can work in containers, too.

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Homegrown / Homemade: Blueberries

Homegrown / Homemade: Blueberries

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Blueberry bushes make a great addition to your edible landscape, and in this video series, you'll see why.

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Save It For Later

Save It For Later

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Now's the time to get into save-mode for anything you might need for the upcoming seasons.

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QUESTION: Tomatoes not producing

QUESTION: Tomatoes not producing

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I 'm getting very little production out of my plants .I have about six plants growing in raised beds and fertilize monthly I seem to get one or two tomatoes a month .I was concerned about...

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QUESTION: Zucchini Pests: Help! What Are They and How to I Kill Them?

QUESTION: Zucchini Pests: Help! What Are They and How to I Kill Them?

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I'm so depressed. Every year mid-summer, pests swarm my community garden and kill every zucchini/squash plant in sight. Can you please help me name these bugs and get strategies to fight them in the...

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Sow a Little Love for Fall

Sow a Little Love for Fall

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It's not too late to fall in love with Romeo, if you carefully plan a late season planting.

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My One Fairy Tale Eggplant

My One Fairy Tale Eggplant

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I've never grown Fairy Tale before and to tell you the truth I've never cooked my own eggplant ever.

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All About Garlic

All About Garlic

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Most vegetable gardeners and cooks love garlic. If you haven't grown it before but would like to, now's the time to start learning the basics and order seed garlic for planting this fall. By this time next year you'll be proudly showing off your crop to friends and family, and using to prepare delicious recipes.

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Checked Your Watering System Lately?

Checked Your Watering System Lately?

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Don't panic immediately. What it could also be that your watering system is failing you.

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Summer Musings

Summer Musings

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It is that laid-back lazy hazy days of summer time. It is almost too hot to go out to the garden during the day, so many gardeners get up early in order to get weeding, watering and garden chores done before the heat of the day arrives. If I have time, I often plan what to have for supper, harvest and cook it in the morning, so I don’t have to heat up the house later in the day.

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QUESTION: Dimple rot spots on tomatoes

QUESTION: Dimple rot spots on tomatoes

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I have beautiful tomatoes but when they turn red they begin to develop dark dimple spots that increase in size as the tomato ripens; this usually does not penetrate to center of thenbsptomato...

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Culinary Herbs That Grow Well in Shade

Culinary Herbs That Grow Well in Shade

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Let go of perfection - herbs can deal with a little shade.

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QUESTION: Spinach & Irish Potatoes!

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I live in Northern Virginia and wanted to know if I can plant spinach and Irish Potatoes now? Will i still get a good harvest? The first frost is usually around October 20th. 

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The Herb that Keeps on Giving

The Herb that Keeps on Giving

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Chives are an easy-to-grow, oniony herb that turns butter into something better.

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My Bountiful Strawberry Harvest

My Bountiful Strawberry Harvest

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And now I'm glad that when I planted them I put on my big girl panties, closed my eyes, and pinched off all the very first blossoms. Painful; but incredibly rewarding.

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Gooseberries

Gooseberries

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Gooseberries take up little space, require almost no maintenance, and yield several pounds of berries per plant. What's not to like?

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