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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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When Blight Wipes Out Your Tomatoes, Eat Beans

When Blight Wipes Out Your Tomatoes, Eat Beans

Like investors, gardeners should diversify their portfolios. So when the tomato "market" crashes, you will still have something fresh to eat.

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Grow a Sunflower House for Kids

Grow a Sunflower House for Kids

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Don't let the kids keep the magic for themselves. When the morning glories begin blooming, get into that sunflower house, lie on your back and admire the glowing blue sky that you and your kids planted.

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The Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners' Exchange

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We gardeners know without a doubt that besides reaping the harvest and spending time outdoors in nature, there are many benefits to being a gardener. We may not always realize this when we are...

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Plant a Second Crop for a Bountiful Fall Harvest

Plant a Second Crop for a Bountiful Fall Harvest

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The radishes are long gone, you've harvested the last of the lettuce, and the garlic and onions are out of the ground. What are you going to do with all that empty space? Plant a fall garden, of course.

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Growing Plants in Greenhouses

Growing Plants in Greenhouses

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For one, I live in Northern California where the temps can really get down there but face it, we're not Minnesota. Don't get me wrong, I have lost my share of plants due of lack of vacancies in my house for overwintering plants. I thought I'd give them gave them a shot at winter life in the greenhouse. Try not to be shocked, it's not the first time I've been wrong.

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Video: Grubbin in the Garden:  Edible Landscape

Video: Grubbin' in the Garden: Edible Landscape

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Creating edible landscapes is a passion of mine and now my daughter's. Watch the video and find out why!

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Growing Tomatoes in Containers: Dangerously Delicious

Growing Tomatoes in Containers: Dangerously Delicious

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Tomatoes are so delicious and so easy to work into just about every meal. I love them so much that I planted a few too many plants...and their location close to the kitchen makes it a little too easy to snap them off before they are fully ripe. But who can wait for fresh bruschetta!

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In Praise of Watermelons

In Praise of Watermelons

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National Watermelon Day is August 3. What better time to try a new recipe or carve a masterpiece?

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