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Time to Plant a Cover Crop

Time to Plant a Cover Crop

Okay, raise your hand if you're planting vetch this fall!

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Autumn is here: Let us celebrate the harvest season!

Autumn is here: Let us celebrate the harvest season!

Wednesday, September 22 we celebrate the autumn equinox, and Thursday the 23rd is the full harvest moon. The end of summer means farewell to hot weather and welcome to fresh air and cooler temps. It also signals the slow down of garden produce and the time to make ready for the cold weather to come.

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How Hot Are Thai Dragon Peppers?

How Hot Are 'Thai Dragon' Peppers?

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Yesterday my son discovered a new level of hot.

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Rooting Herb Cuttings

Rooting Herb Cuttings

While cleaning up the herb garden and harvesting plants for preserving, now is a good time to take some cuttings and bring them indoors for rooting. Rooting herbs is easy, fun and you are making your own new plants!

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Trumpeting the Virtue of Vertical Vegetables

Trumpeting the Virtue of Vertical Vegetables

Growing up is a great way to get more out of a small garden space. The vines of the Trombetta di Albenga climbing summer squash grow quickly on an arbor or trellis and produce beautiful trumpet-shaped fruit.

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Time to Plant Handy Kitchen Vegetables: Onions and Garlic

Time to Plant Handy Kitchen Vegetables: Onions and Garlic

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I don't know what you're doing in your garden right now, but I hope it involves planting garlic and onions.

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Here Comes Honeycrisp Apple Season!

Here Comes Honeycrisp Apple Season!

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It may seem like a small window on the calendar. But oh, how they're worth the wait.

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2010 Tomato Roundup

2010 Tomato Roundup

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Tomatoes love heat, and that's what we've had in southwestern Connecticut this summer. How did your tomatoes fare? Read my report on Sun Gold, Carmelo, Paul Robeson, Amish Paste, and 12 more varieties, then post a your own review as a comment for a chance to win a garden cookbook.

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Fruit Tasting and Workshop on Backyard Growing, with Lee Reich

Fruit Tasting and Workshop on Backyard Growing, with Lee Reich

September 25, attend a workshop and fruit tasting in New York's Hudson Valley. Learn to grow delectable, pesticide-free low-maintenance fruit in your own backyard.

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QUESTION: Can I start a compost pile over English Ivy?

QUESTION: Can I start a compost pile over English Ivy?

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This is my first attempt at composting. I have a large piece of property but most of it is covered in English Ivy. The best location for framing the pile is just before the ivy stops...

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Planting Large Seeds in a Raised Bed

Planting Large Seeds in a Raised Bed

It's Fall planting time again! Here I show you how I plant large seeds in a raised bed.

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Celebrate with the Last of Summers Bounty and Welcome Fall!

Celebrate with the Last of Summer's Bounty and Welcome Fall!

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With this end of season approaching, the garden peaks, roadside stands and farmers’ markets are brimming over with fresh produce. At this point we are taking summer ripe tomatoes for granted and many of us have been trying to give our surplus zucchini and cucumbers to anyone who will take them. Corn and melons are starting to run low, peaches too, and now mums and apples are appearing everywhere.

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Tipsy Tomatoes Create Tasty Drinks

Tipsy Tomatoes Create Tasty Drinks

Serve up some fun at an end-of-summer party by using your garden-fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit to create tasty—and trendy—infused vodkas.

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QUESTION: Garlic sprouting early

QUESTION: Garlic sprouting early

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This is my first time planting garlic.  I followed the instructions on the package and got them in the ground as soon as possible before our first hard frost (I planted them 2 weeks agonbsp...

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Eat Your Dandelions

Eat Your Dandelions

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Serve up a little poetic justice.

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Compost Sandwiches Grow Awesome Vegetables

Compost Sandwiches Grow Awesome Vegetables

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I'm so thrilled with the outcome of my compost sandwiches that I almost forgive the chiweenies for trampling every one of my heirloom bush beans to death. Almost.

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A Lazy Gardeners Recipe for Pickled Beans

A Lazy Gardener's Recipe for Pickled Beans

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Having a hard time keeping up with the garden harvest? Too busy to can from scratch? Here’s a lazy gardener’s easy way to pickle beans.

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Tis the  Season...for Tomatoes that is...

Tis' the Season...for Tomatoes that is...

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It is that time of summer where we have sated our first summer tomato yearnings and moved on to just-picked tomatoes lined up on the backporch waiting to be incorporated into today's menus, or processed for the cold months to come. I love having a tomato glut.

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Get a Head Start on Your Cilantro

Get a Head Start on Your Cilantro

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I love cilantro in the garden, but it's the fastest bolting herb I've ever come across.

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Tomaccio Tomatoes Are All Dried Up

'Tomaccio' Tomatoes Are All Dried Up

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The new 'Tomaccio' tomato was specially bred for drying into sweet raisin tomatoes. But the results are disappointing.

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