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Plant Some Runner Beans

Plant Some Runner Beans

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"Scarlet ladies" are delightful to look at and delicious to eat.

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Thin Plants for a Healthy Crop

Thin Plants for a Healthy Crop

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To get the best crop, most vegetables sown directly into the soil wil need thinning, and the methods vary with the plant.

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Dried Strawberries are Sweet Morsels of Flavor

Dried Strawberries are Sweet Morsels of Flavor

Dehydrating strawberries is a great way to preserve and concentrate their flavor long after the season ends. You can dry them in the sun, in ykour oven, or in an electric dehydrator.

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A Soil pH Primer: Getting It Right Gets Results

A Soil pH Primer: Getting It Right Gets Results

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Acidity and alkalinity are measured in pH units. Most vegetables grow best in a slightly acidic soil. Learn how to measure the pH of your soil and then adjust it for best results.

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Alpine Strawberries

Alpine Strawberries

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Intensely fragrant and sweet, these little berries thrive in the shade.

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How to Grow Mustard

How to Grow Mustard

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Mustard offers attractive flowers, pungent greens, and best of all—spicy seeds.

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Fertilizing: Its Mainly About Nitrogen

Fertilizing: It's Mainly About Nitrogen

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Of all the components of fertilizer, nitrogen is the nutrient that plants need most. Learn about its role in plant growth and and how to evaluate the various organic and non-organic sources.

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Succession Planting Guide for Spinach

Succession Planting Guide for Spinach

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A good way to lengthen the harvest of this tasty green involves a combination of varieties and a nearly year-round approach to planting.

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A Dozen Antique Apples to Collect

A Dozen Antique Apples to Collect

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Twelve antique apples: their ripening season, appearance and flavor, uses, and strong/weak points.

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Broccoli: Not Glamorous, but Very Productive

Broccoli: Not Glamorous, but Very Productive

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Broccoli comes to a tender head, then keeps producing sideshoots deep into fall.

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Hardy Kiwi

Hardy Kiwi

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You can grow kiwi fruit in northern climates, and the great taste is worth the wait.

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Topping Brussels Sprouts

Topping Brussels Sprouts

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If your Brussels sprouts are disappointingly small, here's a tip: Timely pruning can work wonders.

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Thornless Blackberries

Thornless Blackberries

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With thornless blackberries, you get that yummy blackberry flavor without ripping your skin to shreds.

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A Starter Compost Heap

A Starter Compost Heap

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Build an enclosure, add plant material, collect your veggie scraps, and toss them in. Nature will take care of the rest.

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How to Grow Cabbages

How to Grow Cabbages

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Suzanne Ashworth knows how to grow cabbages in a hot and dry climate. In this article, she offers growing tips and picks her favorite varieties. Growers in cool climates can follow her methods, too.

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Making the Most of Garlic

Making the Most of Garlic

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Freshly harvested or cured and stored, garlic shines in the kitchen.

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Perfect Tomatoes Come from Unhurried Biochemistry

Perfect Tomatoes Come from Unhurried Biochemistry

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How does a pale-green, hard ball become a mouth-watering red delicacy? Desirable tomato characteristics result from a careful biochemical choreography.

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Antique Apples Varieties

Antique Apples Varieties

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Old varieties offer diverse flavors and a wide range of uses.

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Is Your Squash Bored to Death?

Is Your Squash Bored to Death?

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If your squash plants are wilting, it may be because of squash vine borers. Here are some basic steps to figure out what’s wrong, and then to decide on a logical pest-control strategy.

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Okra Grows Up North

Okra Grows Up North

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A southern belle finds a warm welcome in a cooler region. Give okra warm soil, lots of sun, and space to spare and you will find out that okra is good for more than gumbo.

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