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The Victory Garden Composter

The Victory Garden Composter

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A compost bin is simply essential in your garden. This two-bin design is simple, efficient, and won't break your budget to make.

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Got Weird Veggies or Funny Fruit?

Got Weird Veggies or Funny Fruit?

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The Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit contest is on again this year to find the strangest looking vegetable or fruit you've either grown in your own garden or found at your local farmer's market.

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Save It For Later

Save It For Later

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Now's the time to get into save-mode for anything you might need for the upcoming seasons.

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DIY Seed Packet Storage Box

DIY Seed Packet Storage Box

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Here's a great way to organize your seed packets by the month. It's a great improvement over the "shoebox" method.

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Raised Beds: Who Has a Cool Design?

Raised Beds: Who Has a Cool Design?

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Looking for raised-bed design ideas? Check out the photos posted by VegetableGardener.com members, and show us your own creations.

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These Babies are Fun to Grow

These Babies are Fun to Grow

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The growing trend toward container vegetables has produced some new options for small-space gardening, like these Garden Babies.

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Herb Blends to Grow for the Cooks Delight

Herb Blends to Grow for the Cook's Delight

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This weekend I will be giving a demo featuring ‘Herbal Blends from Around the World’ at the Thrive! Summer Festival at the U.S. Botanic Garden. It has inspired me to think about growing small gardens or containers featuring herb blends.

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Scarecrows are a Gardening Tradition

Scarecrows are a Gardening Tradition

Farmers have used scarecrows for thousands of years to protect their crops from flocks of hungry birds. Today’s modern gardeners can continue this tradition by creating their own scarecrows using recycled clothing and materials.

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Perfect Plant Pairings

Perfect Plant Pairings

Just like pairing wine with food, vegetables can be matched with their most compatible herbs. A good pairing brings out the flavors of each to help you get the most from your garden.

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DIY Food Scrap Digester/Composter

DIY Food Scrap Digester/Composter

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Here's an easy to make pest-proof food scrap digester/composter.

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A Passion for Cooking with Peppers

A Passion for Cooking with Peppers

Every kitchen garden needs several different kinds of peppers to use in summer-time recipes. Here are five varieties to add a little spice to your cooking life.

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Paying Your Gardening Skills Forward

Paying Your Gardening Skills Forward

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A heartwarming gardening story you don't hear everyday.

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Enough Pumpkin for 1000 pies

Enough Pumpkin for 1000 pies

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Growers from coast to coast are spending every gardening minute tending their crops of 'Cucurbita maxima' in an effort to grow a pumpkin that weighs over 1700 pounds.

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The 30-Mile Gardening Rule

The 30-Mile Gardening Rule

Landscape designer, horticulturist and author Maureen Gilmer encourages gardeners to embrace their inner tightwad in her new book, “The Small Budget Gardener: All the Dirt on Saving Money in Your Garden.” Gardeners should pretend they live 30 miles from town so they’ll carefully think about their gardening needs before buying.

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Tools of The (Gardening) Trade

Tools of The (Gardening) Trade

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Here's your list of required and "oh, I forgot that!" tools for gardening the right way.

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Hail to the Peas

Hail to the Peas

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You don't need to have a large south lawn or live in a White House to grow a spring vegetable garden. All you need is this list of vegetables, herbs and flowers to plant a presidential garden.

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DIY Plant Spacer

DIY Plant Spacer

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Here's a simple and effective tool to space your transplants evenly in your raised bed

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The Roots of Square Foot Gardening

The Roots of Square Foot Gardening

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Waffle gardens were the original square foot kitchen gardens used by Native Americans for dryland farming because they helped conserve precious resources. You can take a step back in time and try this ancient planting method.

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QUESTION: Starting a veggie garden in zone 6

QUESTION: Starting a veggie garden in zone 6

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Hello all !! Just a couple of questions if you don't mind.  I love to garden and last year my kids and I started our seeds indoors on my dinning room table.  Well due to the scratches and...

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Video: Make a Straw-Bale Garden Bed

Video: Make a Straw-Bale Garden Bed

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Four hay bales and some compost are all you need to set up this nifty biodegradable garden bed. Amy Stewart shows you how.

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