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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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Protecting Your Investment

Protecting Your Investment

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As green thumbs, we need to exercise every method available to protect our plants. Here are some options that really worked.

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QUESTION:  How to keep cats out of raised bed garden

QUESTION: How to keep cats out of raised bed garden

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Hi all, Husband and I just built us a beautiful 4 x 8 raised bed garden from an idea out of this site.  My concern now is the 3 cats that my neighbor has.  They roam all about in my yard...

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Grow a Spring Centerpiece

Grow a Spring Centerpiece

Growing a spring centerpiece from carrot tops is a fun way to recycle kitchen discards and get kids interested in the science of growing plants.

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DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis

DIY A-Frame Veggie Trellis

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Here's an a-frame trellis design your climbing veggies will love you for.

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Garden Supplies On The Cheap: Thrift & Dollar Store Edition

Garden Supplies On The Cheap: Thrift & Dollar Store Edition

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Here's a cool list of garden goodies you can score at your local dollar or thrift store.

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QUESTION: Will double digging attract more worms?

QUESTION: Will double digging attract more worms?

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If I double dig my garden and add vegetable scraps at the lowest level, would I be able to attract more worms into my garden?

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Find the Sunniest Spot for Your Plot

Find the Sunniest Spot for Your Plot

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Most gardening experts say a productive vegetable garden needs about 8-10 hours of sun each day. Here’s an easy paper-and pencil method to find the sunniest spot in your yard.

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Bring on the Bokashi!! Part One

Bring on the Bokashi!! Part One

This method of intensive composting has advantages over traditional composting.

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Video: Aquaponics

Video: Aquaponics

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Yes, you can grow vegetables in water. In aquaponics, the plants are fertilized by fish. Rob Torcellini's greenhouse, assembled from a kit, is home to fish and plants in an interconnected system cobbled together from pipes, pumps, and tanks. Take a video tour, and learn more about aquaponics.

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Video: How to Transplant Seedlings

Video: How to Transplant Seedlings

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This video will show you how to transplant your young seedlings to the garden or larger containers.Related video: How to Start SeedsFor links to articles, blog posts, and videos on starting vegetable...

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DIY Soil Sifter

DIY Soil Sifter

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Here's a DIY project that will help you separate your soil

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Canned Vegetable Seeds a Thrifty Idea

Canned Vegetable Seeds a Thrifty Idea

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One-gallon cans of jumbo-sized packets of garden seeds can be a thrifty alternative for home gardeners who plant large gardens. Each large can contains 16 different veggie favorites and gives new meaning to “canned vegetables.”

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