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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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Plant a Garden Theme with Herbs

Plant a Garden Theme with Herbs

Herbs may not have showy flowers like perennials and annuals, so using them to create a theme garden is not only a good way to explore unusual herbs and their uses; it’s the perfect way to show your other special interests.

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Berries!

Berries!

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If you want to grow fresh fruit in your yard, consider planting strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. They're a lot easier to grow and pick than tree fruit, kids love them, and with planning, you can have them throughout the summer and maybe even into the fall.

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The Benefits of Joining a Community Garden

The Benefits of Joining a Community Garden

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One of the most endearing things about these gardens aside from the diversity of food and flowers is the fact that the majority of gardens are organic which means you’ll see butterflies and birds galore enjoying the gardens right along with you.

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Cool Kitchen Garden Containers

Cool Kitchen Garden Containers

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If you're bored by terra-cotta planters, you'll love these creative ideas for garden containers seen at an avant-garde festival in France's Loire Valley.

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12 Natural Bee Sting Remedies

12 Natural Bee Sting Remedies

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These natural bee sting treatments will help remove the itching, swelling, and pain associated with bee stings. Try one the next time you get stung and let us know what works for you.

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Video: Its Tomatomania! So Why Do You Grow Tomatoes?

Video: It's Tomatomania! So Why Do You Grow Tomatoes?

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We took a trip to the annual Tomatomania festival this weekend for a look at what's hot in heirloom tomatoes, from Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes (my favorite) to the Green Zebra variety. Plus, tell us why YOU grow tomatoes.

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Buying Produce at Farmers Markets

Buying Produce at Farmer's Markets

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I love farmer’s markets. There’s something so authentic and Old World about them. While I’m loitering around at one, I can’t think of any other place I’d rather be and I’d like to give you some great reasons to loiter around at one, too.

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Suburban Backyard Chickens

Suburban Backyard Chickens

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One can only have so many animals in a suburban backyard and suburbia isn’t overly conducive to farm animals…or is it?

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