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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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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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