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Autumn Happenings in the Arkansas Ozarks

Autumn Happenings in the Arkansas Ozarks

Writing from the road, in the Arkansas Ozarks, where the gardens are in full autumnal glory. Check out these photos from the Kitchen Garden at the Ozark Folk Center.

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Fall Decorating with Vegetables

Fall Decorating with Vegetables

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The fading flowers of summer give gardeners an opportunity to liven up the landscape with the colors of fall. Here are 10 ideas for fall decorating using the fruits and vegetables from your garden.

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Chile Harvest Peaks with Autumnal Equinox

Chile Harvest Peaks with Autumnal Equinox

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Although I've been harvesting chile peppers from the garden for some time now... this time of year the chiles are peaking in gardens around the country. Last week I was able to procure Hatch chiles from New Mexico and are they ever delicious!

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A Young Mans First Garden

A Young Man's First Garden

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My first experience as a gardening teacher and mentor to a young man.

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Easy Recipe for Candied Jalapenos

Easy Recipe for Candied Jalapenos

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Have you ever had a hankering for a condiment that’s a combination of sweet, hot and a little tart? Then this easy recipe for candied jalapenos is sure to suit your taste.

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Walking Stick Kale Really Works

Walking Stick Kale Really Works

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In early 2011 I started the seeds of Brassica oleracea longata with the goal of growing a walking stick from Jersey kale. After a year of drying in the basement, the walking stick is now ready to use.

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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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