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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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Video: How to Plant Potatoes in a Raised Bed

Video: How to Plant Potatoes in a Raised Bed

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Potato is a great, fast-growing plant that is perfect for the beginner or old pro!

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Raspberries: An Affordable Luxury in Tough Times

Raspberries: An Affordable Luxury in Tough Times

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Your 401k is tanking? Join the club. With spring just around the corner, now might be the time to consider a different kind of investment, one that offers reliable returns in the second year and thereafter without much risk. Think raspberries.

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Let Worms Compost Your Kitchen Scraps

Let Worms Compost Your Kitchen Scraps

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Worm composting (vermicomposting) has to be one of my favorite gardening topics in the world. There are so many good reasons to keep red wigglers in the kitchen or by the back door, munching and crunching on your kitchen scraps that it’s hard to know where to begin.

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How to Grow Herb Fennel

How to Grow Herb Fennel

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Feathery fennel attracts beneficial insects and lends food a hint of licorice.

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How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

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Looking for a long-term project? Consider growing your own mushrooms. Shiitakes raised at home are superior in taste, texture, and appearance to what is commercially available. They're a lot cheaper, too.

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How to Build a Kitchen Garden From Scratch

How to Build a Kitchen Garden From Scratch

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Formal design, lots of structures, and exuberant plantings add up to a lush, generous garden.

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Controlling Aphids in Your Garden

Controlling Aphids in Your Garden

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Aphids are those little pear-shaped gals that congregate around the undersides of leaves or the terminal buds on your rose bushes. You won’t be bothered by them in numbers of two or three, but when the situation resembles a Rolling Stones concert – that’s when you’ll sit up and take notice.

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Video: A Simple Way to Start Seeds Indoors

Video: A Simple Way to Start Seeds Indoors

If you live in a cold climate, you may need to get a head start on crops that take a long time to mature, such as tomatoes and peppers, by starting seeds indoors in late winter. This video shows you how.

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Tools for Working the Soil

Tools for Working the Soil

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Forget the rototiller. An experienced gardener recommends five tried-and-true hand tools for preparing seedbeds and moving dirt around.

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