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Do It Yourself Greenhouse Insulation

Do It Yourself Greenhouse Insulation

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I've gone on and on about ideas for heating small greenhouses, but I want to share another idea for cheap insulation. Bubble wrap.

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Why You Want Redworms and Earthworms (Nightcrawlers) in Your Garden

Why You Want Redworms and Earthworms (Nightcrawlers) in Your Garden

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I like being a worm farmer. Like my fondness for rabbit poop, I take great pride in the rich nutrients they produce for my garden. These are natural talents we humans can't begin to duplicate. Our poop just isn't that great.

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Book Review: Strega Nonas Harvest

Book Review: Strega Nona's Harvest

Gardening with kids? Here's a book they'll love, and you will, too.

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Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 5

Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 5

This is the final video in the Indoor Vegetable Garden Series. Don't miss it.

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Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 4

Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 4

In Part 4 of The Indoor Vegetable Gardening series, I start seeds in recycled containers.

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Video: A Vegetable Garden on Sesame Street

Video: A Vegetable Garden on Sesame Street

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Elmo, Big Bird, and Michelle Obama demystify gardening for the younger set.

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Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 2

Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 2

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In the second installment of my Indoor Vegetable Gardening Series I plant the seeds! Watch to see the different vegetables I am starting.

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The Witching Hour: Gardening on the Dark Side

The Witching Hour: Gardening on the Dark Side

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In the spirit of the season, steep yourself in herb lore.

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Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 1

Video: The Indoor Vegetable Garden, Part 1

In the first installment of my five-part Indoor Garden Video Series, I build an inexpensive plant stand for my sun porch.

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Pumpkins!

Pumpkins!

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In October, pumpkins are everywhere. You can carve them, of course, but you can also eat them. And of course you can grow your own.

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Grow Herbs Indoors this Winter

Grow Herbs Indoors this Winter

Some gardeners grow a fall garden outdoors, some plant an eclectic group of flowers and veggies in a heated greenhouse, and others plant an herb garden indoors. Then there are those of us die-hards that practice all of the above in determined to feed the plant addiction year-round.

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Whats the Best Way to Heat a Small Greenhouse?

What's the Best Way to Heat a Small Greenhouse?

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On a more practical note while I do want to keep the greenhouse toasty inside, I'm also interested in keeping my electric bill down to a manageable size. Which isn't as simple as it sounds.

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To The Burren and Back!

To The Burren and Back!

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Here's an account of my visit to The Burren, an astounding limestone expanse on the western coast of Ireland, and my return to my garden in full fall mode.

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The Best of the Fall-Harvest Apples

The Best of the Fall-Harvest Apples

You just can't get the whole pie baking experience from the inside of a box on the freezer isle. No, the true affair of pie baking is an event.

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Spiders in the Garden

Spiders in the Garden

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Hollywood and Halloween have done nothing for the reputation of spiders (not to mention bats) and their true value they bring to the natural world.

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Video: Organic Gardening, Halloween Style

Video: Organic Gardening, Halloween Style

Great soil makes for great tomatoes, right?

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Why Grow Your Own Food?

Why Grow Your Own Food?

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Suburban and urban farming is being accomplished successfully in backyards everywhere. And it is being done with high yields on very little land.

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Seeing Green: The Emerald Isle

Seeing Green: The Emerald Isle

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Ireland is a wonderland of magical bright green vistas—sometimes the sea is off in the distance—and other views feature unbelievable rock formations.

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QUESTION for Patti Moreno (and other rabbit owners!)

QUESTION for Patti Moreno (and other rabbit owners!)

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How much work is involved in raising a rabbit?

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Crabapple Pie is a Labor of Love

Crabapple Pie is a Labor of Love

This year, the crabapples did not go to waste, thanks to an old Yankee Cookbook recipe.

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