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Home Vegetable Gardening: The “High Production” Gateway to Self-Sustainability

Home Vegetable Gardening: The “High Production” Gateway to Self-Sustainability

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When you hear the word “high production” the first thought that may come to mind is some type of assembly line work, but what I am referring to is something far more important, ...

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Artichokes: From Seed to Harvest

Artichokes: From Seed to Harvest

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I am starting a new blog series called “From Seed to Harvest”.  In this series I will write about one vegetable, fruit or herb and what it takes to get it from a seed to your...

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Grow Raspberries in Your Backyard

Grow Raspberries in Your Backyard

I just recently added a couple of raspberry plants to my backyard landscape. With each season I try to add a new perennial fruit to my resume. Two years ago it was grapes, last year it was...

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A Great Foundation is the Key to a Better Vegetable Garden

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Once in awhile I will receive an email for feedback on the book I wrote recently on home vegetable gardening.  I appreciate feedback that I receive, both good and not so good the...

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Home Grown Tomatoes and their Contributions to your Health

Home Grown Tomatoes and their Contributions to your Health

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Most people still refer to tomatoes as a vegetable even though botanically they are a fruit. Regardless of how you refer to them, one thing tomatoes can be called by everyone is good for your...

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Rain Barrels, Things you Need to Know

Rain Barrels, Things you Need to Know

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It has only been the last few years that rain barrels have become very popular.  What was once an item that you could only get online or in specialty stores (or make your own), has moved into...

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Gardening in the Great Pacific Northwest

Gardening in the Great Pacific Northwest

If you have been reading my blog articles or listening to my podcasts, then you probably know by now that 100% of the gardening that I have done in my life happens in New Jersey.  While I...

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Combining Vegetable Gardening with School Curriculum

Combining Vegetable Gardening with School Curriculum

Do you have school aged children? Are you a vegetable gardener? Imagine if you were able to combine the fun and reward of vegetable gardening with the education your child receives in school? I was...

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The Pollination Process in your Vegetable Garden

The Pollination Process in your Vegetable Garden

Recently I have written some vegetable gardening articles that have taken a turn towards more of a scientific approach, albeit entry level plant science as opposed to advanced horticulture, but very...

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3 Vegetable Seeds that have a Large Yield per Seed

If you had room to plant only three vegetables, what would they be and why? I was recently asked this question by a friend. Before I get into what I would grow let me address why I would grow the...

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3 Tips for Growing Great Tomatoes from Seeds

3 Tips for Growing Great Tomatoes from Seeds

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There is nothing more popular to grow in the home vegetable gardening world then tomatoes. By more than 3 to 1 it outshines it’s next counterpart (peppers or cucumbers, depending on which poll...

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Growing Herbs from Seeds for Good Health and Great Tasting Food

Growing Herbs from Seeds for Good Health and Great Tasting Food

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I love growing herbs from seed. With a window sill and some sun, you can grow pretty much any type of herb year round, almost anywhere in the world. My favorite to grow for its wonderful aroma, is...

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Incorporating Manure in your Home Vegetable Garden

Incorporating Manure in your Home Vegetable Garden

I was reading an article the other day in Mother Earth News magazineabout a family in California that made a lifestyle change to be more self reliant and work hard towards being more self...

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What does the new USDA Frost Zone Map mean to you?

What does the new USDA Frost Zone Map mean to you?

You may have been gardening your whole life and never knew that your corner of the country is in a zone. A plant hardiness zone that is. If you live in the United States of America like I do (and you...

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A Gardening Medium For Planting Over Concrete!

A Gardening Medium For Planting Over Concrete!

I visit garden retail trade shows to find new and clever products. I got excited about this GroSoxx planter that enables me to plant on concrete floors, walls and more!

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The World Needs More Eden Makers!

The World Needs More "Eden Makers!"

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The world as we know it is changing and "virtual reality" is fast becoming the "new reality." The role of the "Eden Maker" will emerge as an important one in this new world...Are you an "Eden Maker?"

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