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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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Grow Food in Your Landscape

Grow Food in Your Landscape

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"I wish I could have a vegetable garden, but we just don't have the space and everything is landscaped...sooo." I saw what looked like remorse in her eyes. Cynical me wasn't buying it. It's sad really, that people honestly think they can escape me that easily. It's so not gonna happen.

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Gardening Tip: What to Do When Everything is Ripe at Once

Gardening Tip: What to Do When Everything is Ripe at Once

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For a vegetable gardener and berry grower, the busiest time is harvest time. Here are some tips for coping with abundance.

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Video: A Visit to Seed Savers Exchange

Video: A Visit to Seed Savers Exchange

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Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, has been encouraging people to save and share heirloom seeds for 35 years. At their annual conference, we asked attendees "Why do you grow your own food?"

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Mile-a-Minute Weed

Mile-a-Minute Weed

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Mile-a-minute weed is a scary plant. It can grow up to 6 inches per day, and it strangles anything in its path. If you live in the Northeast, beware.

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Pole Beans Versus Bush Beans

Pole Beans Versus Bush Beans

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Am I starting them too early? Watering them too much? Too little? Not performing the right Voo-Doo ritual standing naked over them during a full moon? Because if that's what it takes, I assure you, I've done far more for much less.

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Best Weed Cultivator: The Hoe of Death

Best Weed Cultivator: The Hoe of Death

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Weeds o' mine, don't ask for whom the hoe comes...it comes for thee.

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Hoyas as Indoor and Outdoor Plants

Hoyas as Indoor and Outdoor Plants

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Most hummingbirds will end up in a 12 step program after discovering them on your back porch.

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Fragrant Night-Blooming Plants

Fragrant Night-Blooming Plants

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Our family has been spending many nights enjoying summer evenings on the patio; sometimes eating dinner and sometimes just unwinding at the end of the day. Summer is the season of outdoor evenings. Which is why I'm on a mission to plant more fragrant night blooming plants.

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Tool Housing and Husbandry

Tool Housing and Husbandry

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The tool house is for containment of proper gardening tools, not your Halloween decorations, your college camp stove or your unused breast pump. Take good care of your gardening tools, and they will take good care of your garden.

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Gardening Tools on the Cheap

Gardening Tools on the Cheap

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If you’re like me, every now and again you hear the siren call of new gardening tools. If you’re like me, you take a look at the household account and figure out just how much you can skim off of the grocery money without sending up red flags.

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The Gardening Month of June

The Gardening Month of June

I love June. In June all things are possible in the garden. The radishes are ready to harvest, and I’ve already pulled a couple of tomatoes off the vine. I’m not even close to the point in the summer when I wonder if, once again, I’ve planted too many juicy varieties.

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When the Gardener Goes on Vacation, What Happens to the Plants?

When the Gardener Goes on Vacation, What Happens to the Plants?

You're going to be away for a week or two this summer, but you don't want your garden to run wild. Get tips to tide your garden over until you return.

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