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Seed Starting Strategies

Seed Starting Strategies

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If you get the basics right, you can have your pick of healthy seedlings. From seed-starting supplies to transplanting outdoors, here is all the info you need to get your seedlings off to a great start.

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How to Grow Chives

How to Grow Chives

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Flowers are only one of the reasons to grow chives. Their flavor, with the sweetness of an onion and the hint of new garlic, adds a pleasing touch to many dishes. Here's how to grow them well and use them in the kitchen.

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Video: The Winter Vegetable Garden

Video: The Winter Vegetable Garden

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Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows you how to extend your gardening passion into the colder months by creating a micro-climate to grow carrots, oregano, parsley, mustard greens, arugula, cabbage, broccoli, chard, and kale.

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Tips from a French Kitchen Garden

Tips from a French Kitchen Garden

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Want an eye-catching garden as beautiful as an ornamental display? Check out these tips from the garden of a French restauranteur.

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Soil Testing Savvy

Soil Testing Savvy

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To grow great soil, you've got to do the groundwork, and that means you have to know what you're working with. Get the dirt on your garden's pH and nutrients.

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Blackberry Culture

Blackberry Culture

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So you want to grow blackberries? First learn how to site, plant, fertilize, and care for them for best results.

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Growing Upright Blackberries

Growing Upright Blackberries

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With proper pruning, erect varieties (some of them thornless) are easy to manage and easy to pick.

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Creating Healthy Compost

Creating Healthy Compost

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Should you compost pesticides, herbicides, animal manure, paper, weeds, or diseased plants? The answers may surprise you.

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Composting Hot or Cold

Composting Hot or Cold

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Cold composting is slow and easy; hot composting is fast but takes effort. Both produce a priceless soil amendment.

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Chives Are Easy and Tasty

Chives Are Easy and Tasty

The chive plant, a mild-flavored member of the onion family, is prized for its stalks. It’s one of the easiest herbs to grow. Plant a clump in a sunny spot, water, and forget about it.

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Growing Trouble-Free Cherry Tomatoes

Growing Trouble-Free Cherry Tomatoes

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Grown right, these little fruits are less prone to problems that plague larger-fruited varieties.

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Selecting and Growing Great Paste Tomatoes

Selecting and Growing Great Paste Tomatoes

For paste, pasta sauce, and homemade ketchup, pick a variety suited to the purpose.

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Tomatoes for Stuffing

Tomatoes for Stuffing

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Like peppers, stuffing tomatoes have a hollow cavity that can be packed with a variety of fillings. These colorful varieties make impressive edible bowls.

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How to Grow Beefsteak Tomatoes

How to Grow Beefsteak Tomatoes

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Expert advice on growing beefsteak tomatoes, including preparing the soil, choosing the best varieties, planting, pruning, and fighting common diseases.

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Tales of Silver Trails: Managing Slugs and Snails

Tales of Silver Trails: Managing Slugs and Snails

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Before resorting to chemical treatment, try one of the many less toxic ways to control these voracious pests.

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How to Grow Delectable Lemon Basils

How to Grow Delectable Lemon Basils

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Rich soil and sunny spaces yield citrus-sparked flavor.

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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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