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Straw Bale Gardening (Part II)

Straw Bale Gardening (Part II)

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After having success with my first straw bale, it was time to start seeds in them.

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 Make Your Own Seed Tape

Make Your Own Seed Tape

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Making your own seed tape can save you time, ensures your plants are spaced out correctly, and is a great "rainy day" project for kids.

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Grow the Seed that Keeps on Giving

Grow the Seed that Keeps on Giving

Have you ever participated in a “One Book, One City” reading program in your town? If so, then you’re familiar with the revamped seed-saving membership program at the Hudson Valley Seed Library. Now gardeners across the country will grow and save the same variety each year with the "One Seed, Many Gardens" program.

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Confusing Seed Terms Defined

Confusing Seed Terms Defined

Gardeners getting ready for the spring season have many choices when it comes to the kind of seeds they purchase and plant. Here’s how to decide which is the best choice for you.

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How to Grow Wheatgrass for Easter

How to Grow Wheatgrass for Easter

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A packet of wheatgrass seeds is all you need to grow your own grass for an Easter centerpiece.

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Are Last Years Seeds Still Good?

Are Last Year's Seeds Still Good?

Your unused seeds may be viable for several years, depending on the type of seed and the storage conditions.

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Indoor Seed Starting Materials List, Part II

Indoor Seed Starting Materials List, Part II

Here are more items that will make your indoor seed-starting more successful.

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Veggie Trends for 2012

Veggie Trends for 2012

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Vegetable gardeners are in for some nice surprises as they get ready for the 2012 gardening season.

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I need your help with my seed choices!

I need your help with my seed choices!

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I thought my first year of gardening was hard. Now that I'm trying to decide on tomatoes for this year I'm completely overwhelmed, I need your help...

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Catalog Review: R.H. Shumways Illustrated Garden Guide

Catalog Review: R.H. Shumway's Illustrated Garden Guide

The R.H. Shumway's catalog is a vintage-illustrated gem, with a great selection of seeds and garden products.

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Indoor Seed Starting Materials List

Indoor Seed Starting Materials List

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For those of us living in a region that has rather mild winters, the seed starting party is only 4-5 weeks away. For some it's a little farther out. But make no mistake, it's going to be here before you know it.

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Get Ready for Seeding Season

Get Ready for Seeding Season

How many leftover seed packets do you have lying around? Here are six ways to make sure you plant only the seeds you need.

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DIY Heat Mat Speeds Seed Starting

DIY Heat Mat Speeds Seed Starting

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This festive lighted heat mat will help warm your seeds. It's inexpensive to build, and it can be sized to suit your seed flats.

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QUESTION: Sources for onions

QUESTION: Sources for onions

Hi,      I would like to buy two packages each of two onion varieties and can not find any for "Italian Torpedo Onions" and "Walla Walla Sweet Onions".      Do...

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Be A Smart Gardener

Be A Smart Gardener

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SmartGardener.com is a great online tool that enables gardeners to easily plan, manage, inform and share their gardens.

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Seed Viability Test

Seed Viability Test

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Here's a simple test to see if your seeds are ready to plant.

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QUESTION: What can I do for the mold growing on top of my starters?

QUESTION: What can I do for the mold growing on top of my starters?

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I purchased one of those "mini greenhouses" with a watering tray below, a mat that soaks up water as they need it, and it had those little dirt growing capsules so all I did was add the seeds and...

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Mid-Winter Musings

Mid-Winter Musings

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For those of us who live in cold climates, we figure out our own ways to get through the winter, until the spring gardening season arrives.

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Happy 200th Anniversary Comstock Seeds!

Happy 200th Anniversary Comstock Seeds!

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The 2011 seed catalog celebrates the 200th anniversary of Comstock, Ferre & Co., the oldest seed company in New England. The catalog features beautiful old photos and illustrations from the company’s antique seed packets.

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Tomato Lovers Need This Catalog

Tomato Lovers Need This Catalog

The Tomato Growers Supply Company catalog offers a tomato to suit every gardener’s taste.

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