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Pickled Ginger is Sweet and Spicy Condiment

Pickled Ginger is Sweet and Spicy Condiment

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Pickled ginger is familiar to sushi and sashimi fans because it helps cleanse the palate between servings and extinguish the wasabi fire. Pickling is just one way to use this versatile root.

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QUESTION: Using a compost tumbler in cold weather

QUESTION: Using a compost tumbler in cold weather

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Hey fellow gardeners!  I am reading up on composting a lot lately, and have a couple of questions for those of you who are experts!

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Add Some Spice to Your Life

Add Some Spice to Your Life

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Until you’ve experienced the pleasure of growing sweet red peppers and then grinding the dried pods into fresh paprika, you won’t know what you’ve been missing. One whiff of fresh paprika and you’ll never want to buy grocery store paprika again.

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From Zero to Gourmet in 7 Days: Sprouts!

From Zero to Gourmet in 7 Days: Sprouts!

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I recently purchased a Seed-Sprout growing kit, as a way to grow my own fresh healthy greens, and to give me a little gardening project during the cold winter wait...

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How to Improve Your Stock Options

How to Improve Your Stock Options

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Discover the hidden value of potato peels, carrot tops and other kitchen discards. Gain big dividend every time you cook up a batch of vegetable stock.

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Cheap and Easy Winter Greens

Cheap and Easy Winter Greens

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Growing your own garlic greens during the winter is an inexpensive way to feed two needs at once: a gardener’s need for growing and a cook’s need for something tasty.

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Heirloom seed popularity contest

Heirloom seed popularity contest

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Learn how we choose which seeds make it into our seed catalog - and find out what "old" seeds are "new" in the 2010 catalog.

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Start Keeping a Garden Journal Today

Start Keeping a Garden Journal Today

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There's one place where I documented in brown pencil that I planted "Mammoth" sunflowers. A few months later in red ink the section is crossed out with one line and it reads, "lost to tragedy".

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Video: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas, Part 2

Video: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas, Part 2

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Here are more eco-friendly tips that than save you money this holiday season!

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Video: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas, Part 1

Video: How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas, Part 1

There are things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment during the holidays. Watch my video for a few tips.

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Video: December Square Foot Gardening Tips

Video: December Square Foot Gardening Tips

Watch Mel Bartholomew, inventor of Square Foot gardening, and Patti Moreno, the garden girl, giving gardening advice for December.

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Sprouts Make Windowsill Gardening Easy

Sprouts Make Windowsill Gardening Easy

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Homegrown sprouts are perfect for windowsill gardening any time of the year. Just add water and watch them grow.

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Round Those Leaves Up, Yall

Round Those Leaves Up, Y'all

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I've come up with a quick DIY project that will help you ''corral'' the great and FREE garden resource - leaves. I call it the Fall leaf collection bin.

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Uses for Fallen Leaves in the Garden

Uses for Fallen Leaves in the Garden

Don't put your fallen leaves on the curb. Read my article and find 3 ways to use fallen leaves in your garden.

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Do It Yourself Greenhouse Insulation

Do It Yourself Greenhouse Insulation

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I've gone on and on about ideas for heating small greenhouses, but I want to share another idea for cheap insulation. Bubble wrap.

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Gifts from the Kitchen--Homemade Red Wine Vinegar

Gifts from the Kitchen--Homemade Red Wine Vinegar

Want to impress the foodie on your gift list this year? A bottle of homemade red wine vinegar is sure to please the pickiest palate.

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Starting a Garden - Step 1

Starting a Garden - Step 1

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I am currently converting a section of my back yard to a new garden area. This is a great time to go through the steps I have taken to realize a new garden - from planning to preparation to execution.

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QUESTION: Keeping Groundhogs Out of Raised Beds

QUESTION: Keeping Groundhogs Out of Raised Beds

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Groundhogs (aka woodchucks) dug under the gate and wiped out my cabbages. What can I do?

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Video: November Square Foot Gardening Tips

Video: November Square Foot Gardening Tips

Mel Bartholemew and I discuss different ways to extend your gardening season.

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Build a Support System for Your Strawberry Netting

Build a Support System for Your Strawberry Netting

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A few lengths of copper pipe, some fittings, and a little work keep varmints off the berries and the netting off the plants.

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