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A Bumper Crop of Seed Catalogs

A Bumper Crop of Seed Catalogs

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This year's seed catalogs are off the presses and headed your way. Before you place your orders, read our short reviews and post your comments.

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Pinetree Garden Seeds

Pinetree Garden Seeds

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Pinetree Garden Seeds in New Gloucester, Maine, is a friendly, family-owned seed company geared to the needs of the home gardener. Pinetree sells a full range of vegetable seeds, and heirlooms are well represented.

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Gurneys Seed & Nursery Catalog

Gurney's Seed & Nursery Catalog

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Gurney's Seed & Nursery was founded in 1866 by Civil War veteran Charles W. Gurney in Monticello, Iowa, but the company has long been associated with Yankton, South Dakota, where it moved in 1897...

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Uses for Fallen Leaves in the Garden

Uses for Fallen Leaves in the Garden

Don't put your fallen leaves on the curb. Read my article and find 3 ways to use fallen leaves in your garden.

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This Spuds for You

This Spud's for You

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Potatoes are one of the easiest root crops for home gardeners to grow. Order your specialty seed potatoes now for delivery next spring.

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QUESTION: Aphids

QUESTION: Aphids

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What is the best way to keep aphids off of my green pepper plant?

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Discover Scented Herbs

Discover Scented Herbs

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Even if someone wanted to decline taking a whiff, I don't think they dared risk it while facing the crazed look in my eyes.

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At Home with Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl

At Home with Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl

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Here is a video that I recently made. It's a behind the scenes look at a day in my life.

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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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