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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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Video: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas, Part 2

Video: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas, Part 2

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Here are more eco-friendly tips that than save you money this holiday season!

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Video: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas, Part 1

Video: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas, Part 1

There are things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment during the holidays. Watch my video for a few tips.

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Trim Your Christmas Tree, Green Thumb Style

Trim Your Christmas Tree, Green Thumb Style

If you have a green thumb on your Christmas list, here's a stocking stuffer idea for you

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Armchair Gardening Redux

Armchair Gardening Redux

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I know paper catalogs don't sound very earth-friendly. But armchair gardening is an old school practice grounded in the tactile experience. Hey, I didn't make the rules.

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Video: December Square Foot Gardening Tips

Video: December Square Foot Gardening Tips

Watch Mel Bartholomew, inventor of Square Foot gardening, and Patti Moreno, the garden girl, giving gardening advice for December.

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Uses for Fallen Leaves in the Garden

Uses for Fallen Leaves in the Garden

Don't put your fallen leaves on the curb. Read my article and find 3 ways to use fallen leaves in your garden.

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At Home with Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl

At Home with Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl

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Here is a video that I recently made. It's a behind the scenes look at a day in my life.

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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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