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QUESTION: A Vegetable Garden near a Septic Leach Field

QUESTION: A Vegetable Garden near a Septic Leach Field

Is it a good idea? Will raised beds help?

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Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

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Breaking news... Groundhog Day 2010 dawns sunny in Pennsylvania, but spring won't be quite as early as we'd like.

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Start Your Compost Pile This Winter

Start Your Compost Pile This Winter

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Those gardeners in gentler climates will have things going a little bit faster (and no, it's not unfair because you snow people get tulips).

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QUESTION: Using a compost tumbler in cold weather

QUESTION: Using a compost tumbler in cold weather

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Hey fellow gardeners!  I am reading up on composting a lot lately, and have a couple of questions for those of you who are experts!

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5 Reasons You Should Grow a Vegetable Garden

5 Reasons You Should Grow a Vegetable Garden

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If you have never grown a vegetable garden before, then 2010 is the year you should start. A month or so ago, you may have been busy writing down those resolutions that you want to accomplish in the...

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Tomato Trivia, Your Health,  And George Clooney

Tomato Trivia, Your Health, And George Clooney

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It just so happens, by happy coincidence, all three of these topics actually intersect; at least in this post.

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Growing Beautiful Food

Growing Beautiful Food

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Think of growing beautiful food as foreplay to dinner.

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20 Ways You Know You Are Addicted to Vegetable Gardening

20 Ways You Know You Are Addicted to Vegetable Gardening

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I will be the first to admit that I am addicted to vegetable gardening. Over the last few years, I have caught myself doing things or saying things that has confirmed that I am a gardening junkie...

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Growing Avocados

Growing Avocados

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If you just happen to live in zones 9-11, consider growing some delicious avocados (Persea americana). Not only are they tasty, but they offer nutritional value for your heart and eyes.

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Cute Plant Names

Cute Plant Names

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As you work your way through the new crop of seed catalogs, have you found any amusing plant names? I have...

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Basic Gardening Tools 101

Basic Gardening Tools 101

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If I had to wear gloves (like if a doctor said I would die a horrible death if I didn’t) I would chose those edgy gloves that fit like a second layer of skin. They come in colors that make your girlish heart sing and your hands can at least feel something. Kinda.

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New Seeds for a New Season

New Seeds for a New Season

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When temperatures are in the teens and snow is swirling outside, what can a gardener do? Grab a seed catalog and order seeds, of course.

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Start Keeping a Garden Journal Today

Start Keeping a Garden Journal Today

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There's one place where I documented in brown pencil that I planted "Mammoth" sunflowers. A few months later in red ink the section is crossed out with one line and it reads, "lost to tragedy".

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Once in a Blue Moon...Happy New Year!

Once in a Blue Moon...Happy New Year!

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You've heard the saying "once in a blue moon," which generally means "not very often." We are having a blue moon on New Year's Eve.

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Southern Exposure Seed Exchange: Saving the Past for the Future

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange: Saving the Past for the Future

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The Southern Exposure Seed Exchange is another catalog I wait for with bated breath. Like many of the seed companies I adore, they specialize in open-pollinated (mostly heirloom) seeds.

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New Years Resolutions from VegetableGardener.com

New Year's Resolutions from VegetableGardener.com

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The advent of a new year is a good time to think about what was and what could be in the vegetable garden. We're sharing our 2010 gardening resolutions, and we invite you to do the same.

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Winter Solstice: Celebrate the Light

Winter Solstice: Celebrate the Light

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Late on December 21st or early on the 22nd, depending upon where you live on this earth, begins the celebration of the Winter Solstice. This is the shortest day of the year and the longest night. From this day until the first of January is a time for reflection and repose, as well as celebration.

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13 Smart Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Garden

13 Smart Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Garden

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Before you buy the jean overalls and have a dump truck of manure dropped on your driveway, it's worth it to take a day or so to think about your gardening goals.

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Ever Seen a Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog?

Ever Seen a Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog?

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If you can't remember, then I'm certain that you haven't. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has hands-down the most fantastic collection of vegetable pictures I've ever seen in anywhere - much less in a catalog.

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Frozen Food, Home Style

Frozen Food, Home Style

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Snow blanketed my garden Saturday night, followed by a blast of arctic air, but that didn't keep me from serving my Brussels sprouts for Sunday supper. I just shook the snow off the plants and...

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