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Wood: Warming Winter Work

Wood: Warming Winter Work

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During the winter, when we can’t garden outside, there is another task that requires constant diligence: firewood. I think of cutting, gathering, loading, unloading, stacking, as well as keeping the fire in the stove going, as a kind of winter gardening. It requires about the same amount of outdoor work...

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Worms for Christmas?  Sounds good to me!

Worms for Christmas? Sounds good to me!

If there's one thing every gardener needs for successful vegetable growing, it's good rich soil.  Soil is the key to healthy and productive plants, and I am finally realizing that as much effort...

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Kitchen Bundles--Another Easy Fragrant Gift for the Holidays

Kitchen Bundles--Another Easy Fragrant Gift for the Holidays

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Kitchen bundles and mini herbal wreaths are simple to make and are a delightful little house gift or ornament for the gardener as well as the cook. They smell good, can be made ahead and are good to use fresh or dried.

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Something to Cheer About

Something to Cheer About

Looking for a tasteful, one-of-a-kind gift for the person who has everything? Why not bottle your own special blend of homemade bitters?

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More Gifts from the Garden

More Gifts from the Garden

Fragrant herbs and their flowers are blended to make a potpourri, which is then sewn into felt shapes and made into ornaments to be hung on the tree, tied onto a gift package or used as a natural pleasant deodorizer in a drawer, closet, or even your car.

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Gifts from the Herb Garden

Gifts from the Herb Garden

Gifts from the garden are fun to give as well as receive; they are homegrown, homemade and green. There are a multitude of ways to use fresh and dried herbs to make herbal gifts for the holidays.

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Rosemary Plants as Miniature Christmas Trees

Rosemary Plants as Miniature Christmas Trees

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Personally, I don't have any problem with shaping rosemary bushes into topiaries of any kind.

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Time to Decorate for the Holly-days

Time to Decorate for the Holly-days

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The garden is the perfect place to find materials and inspiration for hand-crafted holiday decorations, like chile pepper angels.

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Picking a Peck of Paprika Peppers

Picking a Peck of Paprika Peppers

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Pepper plants are grown as annuals, but they’re actually perennial plants that can grow indoors during the winter.

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Do You Have A Garden Room?

Do You Have A "Garden Room"?

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As a green thumb devotee, I've set aside an entire room in my house to my passion.

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To Grow or Not to Grow: That is the Question

To Grow or Not to Grow: That is the Question

More new gardeners joined the home-grown edibles movement this past season than ever before. The big question: will they keep gardening in the future?

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Gardeners, Start Your Seed Search!

Gardeners, Start Your Seed Search!

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Now's the time to order those Winter and Spring seed catalogs.

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Adopt a Bat for Halloween

Adopt a Bat for Halloween

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Bats are often portrayed as a scary icon for Halloween, but what’s happening to these fuzzy flying mammals is more terrifying. Here’s how gardeners can help.

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DIY PVC Hoop Bed Cover

DIY PVC Hoop Bed Cover

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This bed cover is functional, lightweight, and quick to make.

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Zaatar, a renowned herb blend, and events inspired by it.

Za'atar, a renowned herb blend, and events inspired by it.

There are many recipes for the herb blend of Za'atar and many names for it, depending upon what country you are in. The confusion really begins when the plant known as za’atar is added to the formula. The nomenclature as well as the type of plant varies depending if you are in one of the Mediterranean countries, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon or North Africa.

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Community Gardening - Sharing Your Green Thumb Passion

Community Gardening - Sharing Your Green Thumb Passion

Volunteering for my local community garden has allowed me to share my passion and receive experience beyond measure.

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Start Composting, Bokashi Style

Start Composting, Bokashi Style

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In this video, I show you a way to set up and maintain a compost system using the Bokashi method.

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Autumn is here: Let us celebrate the harvest season!

Autumn is here: Let us celebrate the harvest season!

Wednesday, September 22 we celebrate the autumn equinox, and Thursday the 23rd is the full harvest moon. The end of summer means farewell to hot weather and welcome to fresh air and cooler temps. It also signals the slow down of garden produce and the time to make ready for the cold weather to come.

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When the chickens come home, they need a place to roost

When the chickens come home, they need a place to roost

This structure began life as a dog house, and now it's home to a small but growing flock of chickens. Watch a short video, download sketches, and enjoy the story.

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Rooting Herb Cuttings

Rooting Herb Cuttings

While cleaning up the herb garden and harvesting plants for preserving, now is a good time to take some cuttings and bring them indoors for rooting. Rooting herbs is easy, fun and you are making your own new plants!

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