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Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 2

Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 2

Combining our peak of the season summer vegetables--tomatoes and chiles to make salsa--results in a fiery and flavorful dish. Homemade is easy to do and so much better than store-bought. Chop it by hand or use the food processor.

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Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 1

Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 1

When tomatoes are in abundance it is time to make salsa! Here's a little chile talk on the back porch before going inside to prepare salsa--see how easy it is to make your own.

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Recipes for Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Recipes for Easy Refrigerator Pickles

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It’s easy to transform garden-fresh cucumbers into crisp and crunchy homemade pickles. Here are two simple recipes to help you savor summer even more.

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 Pesto: How to make the real thing!

Pesto: How to make the real thing!

It is the time of year when basil is in abundance. Make pesto to eat on everything from tomatoes and pasta and bruschetta to grilled veggies, seafood or poultry.

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Container Cucumber Report

Container Cucumber Report

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How well did three different kinds of cucumbers grow in one patio container? Here are the results of the great cucumber experiment of 2012.

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Fall Garden Planning & To-Do List

Fall Garden Planning & To-Do List

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With good preparation, you'll have a great Fall garden.

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Three Prize-Winning Veggie Varieties

Three Prize-Winning Veggie Varieties

With a good growing weather and some beginner’s luck, I brought home three blue ribbons from the county fair. Here are the prize-winning basil, cherry tomato, and pepper varieties you might want to try in your next garden.

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The International Herb Association Conference 2012, Corning, New York

The International Herb Association Conference 2012, Corning, New York

Just back from a wonderful IHA conference in Corning, New York and I want to take you on a quick tour of a few highlights from our field trip: Finger Lakes Distilling; Cornell Plantations; L.H. Bailey Hortorium and Healing Spirits Herb Farm.

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Food Fights: Wacky Fun or Wasted Food?

Food Fights: Wacky Fun or Wasted Food?

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How do you feel about food fights as entertainment? I’d be interested to hear your opinion.

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Herb Combinations for Container Gardens

Herb Combinations for Container Gardens

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Most gardening containers feature colorful annuals and other blooming plants. Here are some culinary herb combinations you can plant in a jiffy.

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Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Pot

Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Pot

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A strawberry pot is the perfect size for growing culinary herbs in a small space. Here’s how to plant one with your favorite varieties.

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Summertime Musings

Summertime Musings

Summer is officially here and so is the heat. Here's what is going on in my neighborhood Maryland garden... and some gardens down south... happy July and keep on gardening!

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Scarecrows

Scarecrows

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How to keep critters out of your garden? Try this good, old-fashioned scare tactic.

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My Big Backyard, The Childrens Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden

My Big Backyard, The Children's Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden

I have visited a number of children's gardens in my travels and this is one of the best.

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DIY Compost Sifter Screen, Wheelbarrow Style

DIY Compost Sifter Screen, Wheelbarrow Style

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This screen will give you finely-sifted compost, and save your back.

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The Herb Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden

The Herb Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden

Last weekend, I attended the Herb Symposium at the Memphis Botanic Garden celebrating the new Herb Garden there. It is truly wonderful--check out the photos.

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Top 10 Safety Precautions for Garden Construction Projects

Top 10 Safety Precautions for Garden Construction Projects

A gentle reminder about safety precautions we should take before tackling construction projects in the garden.

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Memorial Day Kicks off the Summer Gardening Season

Memorial Day Kicks off the Summer Gardening Season

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Although Memorial Day always falls at the end of May and summer solstice isn’t until June 21, I always feel that this weekend is the real start to summer. By now, we gardeners have been digging and sowing and transplanting, and of course weeding, for months now.

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Repairing A Garden Hose

Repairing A Garden Hose

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Got a damaged or leaking garden hose? Here's how you can repair it.

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How to Keep Cilantro Fresh

How to Keep Cilantro Fresh

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I hated wasting cilantro that had turned mushy, so I experimented with three different ways to keep this herb garden fresh for weeks. Here’s what I found works best.

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