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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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Tiny Tomatoes for Indoor Gardening

Tiny Tomatoes for Indoor Gardening

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If you have a sunny southern window, you just might be able to enjoy fresh tomatoes through the winter. Tiny Tim is an heirloom variety that’s a perfect “pet tomato” for growing indoors this time of year.

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How to Preserve Winter Squash

How to Preserve Winter Squash

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Now that the Australian Blue winter squash had completed its starring role as a fall decoration, it was time to put it to use in the kitchen. Here’s how to cut and preserve 20-pounds of squash.

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From Chiles to Sauce

From Chiles to Sauce

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I've been making salsa for decades, however, I never have really made a concentrated sauce like Tabasco. When I brought in a huge bush of Tabasco peppers, I decided to try and make my own--with great results! Here's how you can do it and it is easy; there is nothing like homegrown & homemade!

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Veggie Garden Planning Tips

Veggie Garden Planning Tips

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Fired up already about next year's garden? Then let's get planning!

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A Saffron Crocus Surprise

A Saffron Crocus Surprise

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Warm November temperatures in Zone 5 can lead to some garden surprises, especially with saffron crocus corms planted in October.

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Cabbagepalooza!... Sauerkraut and More

Cabbagepalooza!... Sauerkraut and More

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Recently, my next-door farmer came over with about 20 or more cabbages and we had a cabbagepalooza--making everything from sauerkraut and kimchi to stuffed cabbage rolls. Let yourself become cabbage-inspired with story, pix and recipe ideas below.

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National Tie One On Day

National Tie One On Day

Thousands of apron-wearers are set to celebrate National Tie One On Day on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. All you have to do is wrap, write and deliver.

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Reader Recap: How Did Your Garden Grow?

Reader Recap: How Did Your Garden Grow?

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What were you happiest with in your garden during the 2012 season? Please share your most successful gardening tips, best plant recommendations and other good growing ideas.

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Making Sorghum Syrup

Making Sorghum Syrup

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Recently, I had the great fun and pleasure to be involved in making sorghum the old-fashioned way. Sorghum producer, Benson Hardaway from Strawberry, Arkansas brought his sorghum and we pressed it using a donkey-powered sorghum mill at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.

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Protecting Your Plants From The Cold

Protecting Your Plants From The Cold

There are a number of options available to you for protecting your plants from frosts and freezes.

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