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Tea Party Gardening in Containers

Tea Party Gardening in Containers

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A few years ago, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens contacted me to see if I had any ideas for chapters for a new book Designing an Herb Garden. Tina Marie Wilcox and I proposed and wrote two chapters for...

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Gardening Tools on the Cheap

Gardening Tools on the Cheap

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If you’re like me, every now and again you hear the siren call of new gardening tools. If you’re like me, you take a look at the household account and figure out just how much you can skim off of the grocery money without sending up red flags.

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Make Your Own Topsoil Screener

Make Your Own Topsoil Screener

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Using just a wheelbarrow and some hardware cloth, I created a portable, lightweight topsoil screener that improved my soil and gave my seeds a much better start.

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Video: How to Build Raised Garden Beds

Video: How to Build Raised Garden Beds

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If your soil isn't the greatest or you just don't feel like digging, raised beds can be a great solution for your vegetable garden. Watch this video to learn how.

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Cool Kitchen Garden Containers

Cool Kitchen Garden Containers

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If you're bored by terra-cotta planters, you'll love these creative ideas for garden containers seen at an avant-garde festival in France's Loire Valley.

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Grow Everlastings for Dried Flowers

Grow Everlastings for Dried Flowers

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Just when you thought the gardening season couldn't last forever, along comes a group of flowers romantically dubbed "everlastings”.

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Video: Make Pots from Recycled Newspaper!

Video: Make Pots from Recycled Newspaper!

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At my farm, I transplant my veggie seedlings into pots made from old newspapers. It's a great way to save money, and it's so easy to do I have my nine-year-old show you how!

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Build a Stone-Edged Gravel Path

Build a Stone-Edged Gravel Path

A gravel path bordered by a cobblestone curb is works well with many garden styles and is relatively easy to build and maintain.

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Grow Birdhouse Gourds

Grow Birdhouse Gourds

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While you're planting food and flowers in your garden, why not plant a garden craft, as well? Birdhouse gourds or bottle gourds are one of the thick-skinned gourds that are mainly grown for crafts or decoration.

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Potting Bench: Plan and Instructions

Potting Bench: Plan and Instructions

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Download a detailed drawing, materials list, cut list, and step-by-step instructions for a beautiful potting bench.

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Three Garden Structures You Can Build

Three Garden Structures You Can Build

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Lashed poles, hoops,l and sticks give vining beans and tomatoes handsome support. These structures, from the gardens of historic Old Salem, a Moravian village in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are a useful addition to your veggie garden.

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Learn Lashing and Make Your Own Garden Trellises

Learn Lashing and Make Your Own Garden Trellises

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A genuine lashing is more efficient, more fun to tie, and usually stronger than making it up as you go along.

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Video: The Easy Indoor Worm Bin

Video: The Easy Indoor Worm Bin

Here is more on how to make a simple inexpensive worm bin. Vermiculture projects are so fun and easy and put composting on overdrive. Apartment dwellers and small-space gardeners rejoice and stay organic.

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Let Worms Compost Your Kitchen Scraps

Let Worms Compost Your Kitchen Scraps

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Worm composting (vermicomposting) has to be one of my favorite gardening topics in the world. There are so many good reasons to keep red wigglers in the kitchen or by the back door, munching and crunching on your kitchen scraps that it’s hard to know where to begin.

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How to Build a Kitchen Garden From Scratch

How to Build a Kitchen Garden From Scratch

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Formal design, lots of structures, and exuberant plantings add up to a lush, generous garden.

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Constructing a Copper Pipe Trellis

Constructing a Copper Pipe Trellis

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Design a trellis to support your climbing plants, then build it using copper pipe from the hardware store.

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Build an A-Frame Tomato Trellis

Build an A-Frame Tomato Trellis

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This freestanding structure can be taken apart and stored over the winter.

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Video: Frequently Asked Square Foot Gardening Questions

Video: Frequently Asked Square Foot Gardening Questions

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Patti Moreno and Mel Bartholomew answer some of the basic questions about square foot gardening that have been emailed to us over the years.

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Try Soil Bag Planting for No-Dig Beds

Try Soil Bag Planting for No-Dig Beds

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Is anyone out there in a hurry? Are you working three jobs, have seven children, or on your way to a fire? This no-dig planting method is the fastest way to a vegetable garden – a soil bag can...

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Video: Build Your Own Self-Watering Seed Stand

Video: Build Your Own Self-Watering Seed Stand

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Here's how to save money and get your garden started for pennies, with thousands of seedlings during the gardening season.

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