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Salad Days

Salad Days

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We've had a cool spring and rain so this year the salad greens are phenomenal. And I don't just mean lettuce (although I love the choices we have)... no ho hum salads around here. If you grow some of these greens--and it's not to late to plant them--every salad will be a chef's delight.

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Three Easy Ideas for Spring Planting

Three Easy Ideas for Spring Planting

You don’t want to miss a whole season of gardening do you? Here are three easy ways to get a start on your spring planting today.

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Planting Bolt Resistant Lettuce

Planting Bolt Resistant Lettuce

I didn’t think it was possible to grow lettuce in the summer, because the heat always caused my crops to bolt. A shady spot has helped extend the season, but variety selection is important, too.

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How to Grow the Ultimate Salad Bowl

How to Grow the Ultimate Salad Bowl

Gardeners may wonder if the vegetable on the seed packet or photo in the catalog lives up to its lofty description. Hudson Valley Seed Library’s Ultimate Salad bowl doesn't disappoint.

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New Zucchini and Romaine Recommendations

New Zucchini and Romaine Recommendations

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Are you looking for ways to make gardening a little easier this year? Here are two vegetable varieties that can help.

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Plant a Fall Lettuce Garden

Plant a Fall Lettuce Garden

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Lettuce is a cool-weather lover that grows well in both spring and fall garden. In fact, when I plant lettuce in my fall garden, I can often take it all the way through the winter.

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Lettuce Grow All Summer Long

Lettuce Grow All Summer Long

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Expand your lettuce growing options by creating an inexpensive shade to keep your leafy greens cool during the hottest days of summer.

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QUESTION: Bitter lettuce

QUESTION: Bitter lettuce

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My spring mix salad greens have been bitter from the first picking in early spring.  Is there an amendment I can add to my soil to "sweeten " the lettuce?..  Last year tomatoes were planted...

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These Babies are Fun to Grow

These Babies are Fun to Grow

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The growing trend toward container vegetables has produced some new options for small-space gardening, like these Garden Babies.

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Lettuce in the Spring Garden

Lettuce in the Spring Garden

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I think it's time to get my lettuces into the garden.

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QUESTION: Heat-resistant lettuce variety for Texas

QUESTION: Heat-resistant lettuce variety for Texas

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This question is for "Greg Holdsworth" since I have noticed that he lives in Plano, TX.Greg I live in the other side of town, near DFW airport. Can you recomend some heat resistance varieties of...

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Plant a Spring Container Garden

Plant a Spring Container Garden

If you’re itching to start your spring planting, but the garden soil is still too wet to work, a spring container garden may be the perfect solution.

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How to Grow Heading Lettuce

How to Grow Heading Lettuce

Crisp and crunchy or buttery and tender, heading varieties of lettuce have lots to offer. Expert lettuce grower Renee Shepherd shares her expertise.

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Grow Lettuce from Seed

Grow Lettuce from Seed

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There are many, many lettuces to choose from, way beyond what you can buy at the grocery. And here's good news: the "exotic" varieties are way easier to grow, and way more nutritious and colorful, than that old standby, iceberg.

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Cut-and-Come-Again Lettuce Sampler

Cut-and-Come-Again Lettuce Sampler

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A whole palette of colorful varieties delivers a leafy feast.

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Video: July Square Foot Gardening Tips with Mel Bartholomew and Patti Moreno

Video: July Square Foot Gardening Tips with Mel Bartholomew and Patti Moreno

July is a great time in the garden. Watch the video for some helpful tips on growing summer lettuce and corn.

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How to Grow Escarole and Endive

How to Grow Escarole and Endive

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Escarole and endive offer crunch and a pleasant bitterness. These cool-season greens can be used raw as a salad ingredient, or cooked, most commonly in sautées or soups.

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The Starter Garden

The Starter Garden

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Leaf lettuce, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini are good choices for a first garden.

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Why Lettuce Bolts, and What You Can Do About It

Why Lettuce Bolts, and What You Can Do About It

When a plant bolts, it forms flowers and then seeds, and while this is happening, the leaves turn bitter. Lettuce is not the only plant to bolt, but it's the plant that has been most studied. Learn what causes bolting and bitterness, and what you can do to delay the process.

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