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Brewing Your Own Vermicompost Tea

Brewing Your Own Vermicompost Tea

Vermicompost tea is simple to make and has multiple benefits to your plants.

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Pruning and Grafting Workshops with Lee Reich

Pruning and Grafting Workshops with Lee Reich

Lee Reich, author of The Pruning Book, is offering two hands-on workshops in April at his home in New York's Hudson Valley. Space is limited, so pre-registration is necessary. Register by sending a check to...

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QUESTION: When can I start a winter garden in San Diego?

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Recently moved into a new home with small-med sized yard and will be putting in some raised beds but probably not till mid summer after we get the inside of the home finished. Will that be in time to...

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Whats In YOUR Bucket?

What's In YOUR Bucket?

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A good bucket (or two, or three) can be a loyal friend in the garden tool department.

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Vegetables Can Break Your Heart

Vegetables Can Break Your Heart

Survey results of 1300 new vegetable gardeners show that despite the hard work and environmental challenges, 91 percent plan to keep on gardening.

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Inside View for You

Inside View for You

The Root-Vue Farm is a laboratory that lets little (and big) gardeners see what grows on beneath the garden soil.

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QUESTION:  Guinea Pig Poop as Garden Fertilizer?

QUESTION: Guinea Pig Poop as Garden Fertilizer?

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Hello fellow gardeners!  We all know how wonderful rabbit manure can be, but how about guinea pig poop?  My kids are getting a guinea pig for Christmas, and it's diet is essentially the...

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Seed Viability Test

Seed Viability Test

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Here's a simple test to see if your seeds are ready to plant.

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DIY PVC Grow Light Stand

DIY PVC Grow Light Stand

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Here's a grow light stand your seedlings and wallet will appreciate.

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Wood: Warming Winter Work

Wood: Warming Winter Work

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During the winter, when we can’t garden outside, there is another task that requires constant diligence: firewood. I think of cutting, gathering, loading, unloading, stacking, as well as keeping the fire in the stove going, as a kind of winter gardening. It requires about the same amount of outdoor work...

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Worms for Christmas?  Sounds good to me!

Worms for Christmas? Sounds good to me!

If there's one thing every gardener needs for successful vegetable growing, it's good rich soil.  Soil is the key to healthy and productive plants, and I am finally realizing that as much effort...

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Kitchen Bundles--Another Easy Fragrant Gift for the Holidays

Kitchen Bundles--Another Easy Fragrant Gift for the Holidays

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Kitchen bundles and mini herbal wreaths are simple to make and are a delightful little house gift or ornament for the gardener as well as the cook. They smell good, can be made ahead and are good to use fresh or dried.

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Something to Cheer About

Something to Cheer About

Looking for a tasteful, one-of-a-kind gift for the person who has everything? Why not bottle your own special blend of homemade bitters?

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More Gifts from the Garden

More Gifts from the Garden

Fragrant herbs and their flowers are blended to make a potpourri, which is then sewn into felt shapes and made into ornaments to be hung on the tree, tied onto a gift package or used as a natural pleasant deodorizer in a drawer, closet, or even your car.

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Gifts from the Herb Garden

Gifts from the Herb Garden

Gifts from the garden are fun to give as well as receive; they are homegrown, homemade and green. There are a multitude of ways to use fresh and dried herbs to make herbal gifts for the holidays.

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Rosemary Plants as Miniature Christmas Trees

Rosemary Plants as Miniature Christmas Trees

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Personally, I don't have any problem with shaping rosemary bushes into topiaries of any kind.

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Time to Decorate for the Holly-days

Time to Decorate for the Holly-days

The garden is the perfect place to find materials and inspiration for hand-crafted holiday decorations, like chile pepper angels.

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Picking a Peck of Paprika Peppers

Picking a Peck of Paprika Peppers

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Pepper plants are grown as annuals, but they’re actually perennial plants that can grow indoors during the winter.

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Do You Have A Garden Room?

Do You Have A "Garden Room"?

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As a green thumb devotee, I've set aside an entire room in my house to my passion.

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To Grow or Not to Grow: That is the Question

To Grow or Not to Grow: That is the Question

More new gardeners joined the home-grown edibles movement this past season than ever before. The big question: will they keep gardening in the future?

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