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Growing Persimmons

Growing Persimmons

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Mild-climate Asian varieties such as 'Hachiya' and 'Fuyu' have sweet fruits, lovely form, and gorgeous fall color.

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Video: Vertical Gardening

Video: Vertical Gardening

Maximize your growing space!

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Organic and Inorganic Mulches in the Garden

Organic and Inorganic Mulches in the Garden

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Whether you choose organic or inorganic mulch depends on what your growing and personal preference. But all mulches can be counted on for water retention and as weed-suppressors. Less weeding is, quite frankly, what perked my interest in mulches to begin with.

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Beyond Beefsteak Tomatoes: In Search of the Unusual

Beyond Beefsteak Tomatoes: In Search of the Unusual

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Everyone loves beefsteaks, but they don't do all that well for me, so I usually opt for small and midsize offerings.

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How to Grow and Cook with Chervil

How to Grow and Cook with Chervil

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Delicate in flavor, pretty in leaf, chervil likes it cool.

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Strawberry Growing Basics

Strawberry Growing Basics

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After years of attempting to force my palate to conform to the masses, I finally gave up trying to understand why no one else was talking about the little seeds that became embedded in my molars. I realized that maybe the world was silently cringing just like me to get to the sweet nectar of the strawberry.

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Video: My Almost Record Tomato

Video: My Almost Record Tomato

Want to see the biggest tomato I've grown to date? In this video I clip a cluster of heirloom tomatoes including one that nearly tops the Massachusetts state record.

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Quick Berry Sauces

Quick Berry Sauces

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A quick berry sauce may be cooked or uncooked, but either way, it's always just one or two easy steps from freshly picked.

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Using Baby Garlic (Green Garlic)

Using Baby Garlic (Green Garlic)

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Baby garlic (green garlic) is young garlic that is harvested and used in cooking before it has a chance to grow up.

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Seed Starting in Speedling Trays

Seed Starting in Speedling Trays

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A Master Gardener explains how to use these innovative Styrofoam containers with pyramid-shaped cells.

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Video: April Square Foot Garden Tips

Video: April Square Foot Garden Tips

Mel Bartholomew and Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, talk about nifty gardening projects for April.

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Rhubarb

Rhubarb

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Rhubarb (pie plant) is a reliable low-maintenance perennial, essentially pest free.

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Growing Vegetables in Containers

Growing Vegetables in Containers

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If you have limited space and time but still want to try your hand at growing vegetables, think containers. No yard is necessary; a patio, deck, windowbox, or even a fire escape will do. All you’ll need is a couple of containers, some soil, seeds or seedlings, and a little fertilizer. Your cash outlay will be minimal, and you’ll have the satisfaction of growing something tasty to eat.

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The Definition of Companion Planting

The Definition of Companion Planting

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Companion planting by definition is simply any plant that is purposefully planted next to another to enhance growth, beauty or flavor.

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Get Those Seedlings in the Ground

Get Those Seedlings in the Ground

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Whether you raise them yourself or buy them, help ease the way for tender young plants.

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Meet the Magnificent Marigold

Meet the Magnificent Marigold

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Nature does the coolest things. How fantastic that this simple-to-grow flower can also be one of the most adaptable, versatile and incredibly useful plants anywhere?

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Culinary Mint Medley

Culinary Mint Medley

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Mint is indispensable for the cook, but which mint? In this article, Susan Belsinger offers guidance on selecting and using this essential perennial herb.

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Video: The Easy Indoor Worm Bin

Video: The Easy Indoor Worm Bin

Here is more on how to make a simple inexpensive worm bin. Vermiculture projects are so fun and easy and put composting on overdrive. Apartment dwellers and small-space gardeners rejoice and stay organic.

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Bring on the Beneficial Insects

Bring on the Beneficial Insects

Not all insects are created equal. Some bugs, such as aphids and snails, think of your garden plants as dinner - they're the bad guys; the enemy. The other guys are known as the “beneficial insects,” and they are your cavalry.

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How to Grow Carrots

How to Grow Carrots

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Plant them right and pamper them afterward for a sweet harvest

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