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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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How to Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

How to Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

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Utilizing the method of Integrated Pest Management how I garden - period. I'm probably going to get strung up by the organic gardening police for that admission; but before you set the torch afire let me say this.

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What is Sustainable Gardening?

What is Sustainable Gardening?

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“Sustainable gardening” is a cool term if I've ever heard one. It sounds edgy in an incredibly responsible sort of way. In suburban farmer (that would be me) speak it’s: “Do no evil.”

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Video: September Square Foot Gardening Tips

Video: September Square Foot Gardening Tips

Mel Bartholemew and Patti Moreno talk about putting up the harvest, extending the growing season, and more.

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Getting Familiar with My Irish Roots

Getting Familiar with My Irish Roots

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Happy autumnal equinox! Inspired by the cuisine of Ireland and their prodigious use of root vegetables, I am ready to start roasting them in the oven and making soups.

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Video: Make a Keyhole Garden

Video: Make a Keyhole Garden

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In Lesotho, a landlocked, mountainous country in southern Africa, children are learning how to build sustainable raised-bed gardens to provide vegetables for their families.

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Leaf Mold as a Soil Conditioner

Leaf Mold as a Soil Conditioner

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Leaf mold by itself is pretty close to pure humus and like compost, smells like the forest floor. Probably because it is the forest floor.

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Replacing Some Suburban Front Lawn

Replacing Some Suburban Front Lawn

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It's no secret that suburbia is known for it's cookie-cutter foundation plantings and grand expansions of perfectly coiffed grass. Although, I have seen some fabulous yard make-overs where they've used plants that have made me almost slam into the car in front of me. But, I digress.

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Video: Picking Blueberries

Video: Picking Blueberries

Picking blueberries is a fun thing to do with the kids. Watch the video of my adventure with my daughter this summer.

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Fall Planting of Cole Crops

Fall Planting of Cole Crops

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Just because fall is in the air, it doesn't mean that the gardening season is over. In fact, for some crops it has just begun. The Brassicas, which have been referred to as "cole crops" for...

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Its Fall Garden Cleanup Time

It's Fall Garden Cleanup Time

I know we're still harvesting tomatoes, zucchini, fruit and the like but the weather and light change are hinting that another season is at an end. Forewarned is forearmed, am I right?

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Video: Inside the White House Vegetable Garden

Video: Inside the White House Vegetable Garden

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Take a closer look at the White House Vegetable Garden in this video documentary with First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Chef Sam Kass

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How to get your kids to eat salad!

How to get your kids to eat salad!

This has been my first year of serious vegetable gardening, and it has been SO much fun.  I never realized how rewarding it is to plant a seed, and watch it grow and produce such beautiful...

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Kids Can Make Bird Feeders Out of Sunflower Heads

Kids Can Make Bird Feeders Out of Sunflower Heads

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Sunflowers not only attract pollinating insects while they're blooming, but at season's end they become an excellent food source for wild birds.

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La Tomatina: A Food Fight with a Cast of Thousands

La Tomatina: A Food Fight with a Cast of Thousands

At La Tomatina in the Spanish town of Buñol, festival-goers pelt each other with tomatoes in the greatest food fight of them all.

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