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Seed Starting 202 - Preparing Seedlings For Outdoors

Seed Starting 202 - Preparing Seedlings For Outdoors

This video explains how to harden off your transplants and prepare them for outdoor conditions.

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Seed Starting 101 - Part V

Seed Starting 101 - Part V

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This video compares using seed starting mix with or without compost, and how it affects absorption and drainage.

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Spring is Nearly Here

Spring is Nearly Here

Here I am blogging from the road--and spring is popping out all over--well at least in the southern part of the country. We gardeners are getting ready for the next growing season with great anticipation.

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Clean, Sharp Tools Work Better

Clean, Sharp Tools Work Better

Get your tools in tip-top shape before the growing season rush begins!

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Snake Oil: The Making of Fish Pepper Hot Sauce

Snake Oil: The Making of Fish Pepper Hot Sauce

Fish peppers make a killer hot sauce and Baltimore's Woodberry Kitchen has perfected it in their own, prescription-strength hot sauce: Snake Oil. Get a behind-the-scene's process right here!

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Start a Community Garden Vegetable Donation Program

Start a Community Garden Vegetable Donation Program

Community gardeners can reap more than vegetables from their garden beds if they donate some of their harvest to a neighborhood food pantry. Here are the steps to starting a Plant a Row for the Hungry donation program at your garden.

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All New Square Foot Gardening

All New Square Foot Gardening

Mel Bartholomew’s new book updates his square foot gardening techniques for the next generation of vegetable gardeners. His classic, best-selling book helps gardeners think inside the box with tips on vertical gardening, gardening with kids and an expanded section on pest control.

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Seed Starting 101 - Part IV

Seed Starting 101 - Part IV

This video shows you how to protect your seedlings from cutworms, and cool tips on watering and marking your plant labels.

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Seed Starting 101 - Part III

Seed Starting 101 - Part III

This video shows you how to plant and water your seeds, labeling the markers, and the "moisture meter".

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Seed Starting 101 - Part II

Seed Starting 101 - Part II

This video continues the list of what you need to start your own seeds, and then shows you how to prepare the soil for planting.

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Seed Starting 101 - Part I

Seed Starting 101 - Part I

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This video explains the advantages of starting your own seeds, and goes over what you’ll need.

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January

January

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It's the last day of January; tomorrow we begin February. Although we are full on into winter and we may not see it--life is burgeoning out there--here's what is going on in my garden.

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Elder, Herb of the Year 2013

Elder, Herb of the Year 2013

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This year the International Herb Association has chosen elder (Sambucus spp.) as herb of the year for 2013. Find out the many reasons why we honor this ancient herbal tree.

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Start the New Year with Books

Start the New Year with Books

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With the cold weather and time by the woodstove, what better than to curl up with a good book? Here are a few from last year and a few from the new year... all worthwhile reads for me.

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Keep Seedlings Warm Outside With Holiday Lights

Keep Seedlings Warm Outside With Holiday Lights

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Warm your cold-sensitive seedlings with repurposed holiday lights.

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New Book for Vertical Vegetable Gardening

New Book for Vertical Vegetable Gardening

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Small-space vegetable gardeners will appreciate the new book from author and contributing editor Chris McLaughlin. "Vertical Vegetable Gardening" offers dozens of down-to-earth tips for growing up.

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Happy New Year--The Gardening Season for 2013 has begun!

Happy New Year--The Gardening Season for 2013 has begun!

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I am looking out at a cold winter landscape with barren trees, a bit of snow still here and there and a grey and white sky; not much green or growing. However, life is burgeoning in those tree trunks and underground and my imagination runs wild as I sit by the woodstove with my gardening catalogs, almanacs and moon-and sun-sign books.

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Winter Solstice Reflections from a Gardeners Perspective

Winter Solstice Reflections from a Gardener's Perspective

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Once again, the winter solstice is here, a day where the length of night and day are equal. Although it is considered the first day of winter, a time for turning inward and reflections on the past year and the year ahead--from this day forward, our days will be lengthening and brightening.

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DIY Starter Raised Bed For Kids

DIY Starter Raised Bed For Kids

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Got a young gardener in the family? Here's a starter raised bed just for them!

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Apple Cider Rules!

Apple Cider Rules!

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Fall and winter is the time of year that we get to drink the local apple cider. Here are a few ways to enjoy this nutritious apple essence during the season.

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