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Spring Forward

Spring Forward

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This weekend starts Daylight Saving Time throughout most of the United States. We will set our clocks forward an hour—springing forward. When we awake in the morning it might still be dark for some of us early-morning risers; that part might be challenging for a little while. However, we will have an extra hour of light at the end of the day, which makes most of us gardening types haapppyyy!

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QUESTION: Electric netting to keep out ground squirrels?

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I had a horrible garden summer last year with the rats and squirrels stealing the tomatoes and carrots in my garden.  I was thinking about the electric netting to keep them out.  Any...

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How to Grow Wheatgrass for Easter

How to Grow Wheatgrass for Easter

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A packet of wheatgrass seeds is all you need to grow your own grass for an Easter centerpiece.

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Choosing the Right Tiller for your Home Vegetable Garden

Choosing the Right Tiller for your Home Vegetable Garden

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My dad’s tool of choice for his garden was his trusty pitchfork, which he has since passed on to me. While I love using the pitchfork and digging in the dirt, nothing speeds up cultivating the...

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Using Your Fence for Growing Vertical Vegetables

Using Your Fence for Growing Vertical Vegetables

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Fencing that you already have on your property is fair game as a support for vertical vegetables.

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Are you pumped?

Are you pumped?

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Have you heard about Fine Gardening’s newest contest? It's sure to get you pumped!

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Leap Day, Gregorian Calendar, USDAs Plant Hardiness Zone Map, and more...

Leap Day, Gregorian Calendar, USDA's Plant Hardiness Zone Map, and more...

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Leap day—the 29th of February—only comes around every four years.

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QUESTION: need suggestions on heating my greenhouse.

QUESTION: need suggestions on heating my greenhouse.

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I have a small hobby greenhouse an trying to figure out HOW to heat it with out killing my pockets!   I had used a portable elctric one.  Any thoughts. ideas would be helpful. I live in...

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Year-Round Vegetable Gardening

Year-Round Vegetable Gardening

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Four seasons of vegetable gardening sounds like a gardener’s dream come true. Niki Jabbour proves it’s possible in her new book, “The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener.”

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Gardening for Beginners

Gardening for Beginners

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Katie Elzer-Peters new gardening guide is like a cookbook for beginning gardeners. Her “Beginner’s Illustrated Guide to Gardening” provides all the recipes they need for starting a garden and keeping it growing.

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Check it out: were on Pinterest!

Check it out: we're on Pinterest!

Fine Gardening and the Garden Photo of the Day blog now have their very own Pinterest pages...and they're looking gorgeous!

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Small-Space Gardening Book Review

Small-Space Gardening Book Review

If you enjoy reading contributing editor Chris McLaughlin’s weekly posts about vegetable gardening, you’ll love her new book on gardening in small spaces.

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Indoor Seed Starting Materials List, Part II

Indoor Seed Starting Materials List, Part II

Here are more items that will make your indoor seed-starting more successful.

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Rose, Herb of the Year 2012

Rose, Herb of the Year 2012

Roses are the world’s most beloved bloom. This plant has been revered since antiquity, lauded in literature, its virtues used in numerous ways: to anoint and perfume, soothe and heal, and even seduce.

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Indoor Seed Starting Materials List

Indoor Seed Starting Materials List

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For those of us living in a region that has rather mild winters, the seed starting party is only 4-5 weeks away. For some it's a little farther out. But make no mistake, it's going to be here before you know it.

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Get Ready for Seeding Season

Get Ready for Seeding Season

How many leftover seed packets do you have lying around? Here are six ways to make sure you plant only the seeds you need.

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Gifts from the Garden

Gifts from the Garden

Here are a few ways creative gardeners can harvest holiday gifts from the garden.

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Magical Moons and Seasonal Circles

Magical Moons and Seasonal Circles

Magical Moons & Seasonal Circles is a book featuring Phenology, which is the study of the timing of natural-occuring events happening with all fauna and flora, which is influenced by the local environment, weather, climate, and seasonal rhythms.

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DIY Heat Mat Speeds Seed Starting

DIY Heat Mat Speeds Seed Starting

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This festive lighted heat mat will help warm your seeds. It's inexpensive to build, and it can be sized to suit your seed flats.

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Tis the Season!

Tis the Season!

It is that time of year again; for many of us gardening is on hold until the spring. So we are turning inwards in hibernation mode and getting ready for the holidays. I will be posting some ideas for gifts for the gardener here and throughout the week. One such gift is Pat Crocker's book Preserving: The Canning and Freezing Guide for All Seasons.

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