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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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How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

A new record for giant pumpkins was set this year with a 2009-pounder grown by Ron Wallace of Rhode Island. Can you imagine trying to carve that into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween?

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Testing Your Soil

Testing Your Soil

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A soil test is a simple project that will provide helpful information about your soil.

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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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