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Gardeners, Start Your Seed Search! (Updated)

Gardeners, Start Your Seed Search! (Updated)

Helpful ways to make the most of your seed catalogs, and getting seeds in general.

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Celebrate the Winter Solstice

    "They call this the first day of winter, but actually it is the beginning of winter's death. From this day on, we can look forward to warming and brightening." ---Den Ming Dao, 365 Tao 355...

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Get Ready To Start Your Own Seeds

Get Ready To Start Your Own Seeds

It's time to prepare for next year's seed starting projects. After all, getting ready is (almost) half the fun.

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Make Your Own Seed Bombs

Make Your Own Seed Bombs

Seed bombs are easy-to-make and allow you to "throw" away your seeds.

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Fall: Time for the Gardener to be Grateful

Fall: Time for the Gardener to be Grateful

Well, it is too cold to garden anymore this season... last night it was 18 degrees F in my zone 7 garden. Therefore, this gardener has moved indoors--now is the time to take care of the indoor projects that have piled up while we were outside--and also take some time to appreciate what we have accomplished.

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How to Stuff a Pumpkin

How to Stuff a Pumpkin

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Celebrate the season and create a special centerpiece, just like the Pilgrims used to do. This stuffed pumpkin recipe makes a nice holiday side dish or a featured vegetarian entrée.

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Old Farmers Almanac is Still Useful and Entertaining

Old Farmer's Almanac is Still Useful and Entertaining

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In 1792, when Robert B. Thomas published the first edition of the Farmer’s Almanack, he couldn’t have imagined it would still be going strong 222 years later. New editions of the book continue to live up to his original promise of providing “new, useful and entertaining matter.”

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Wildwoods Walk

Wildwoods Walk

Recently, I went on a wild woods walk with naturalist and wildwoodsman, Doug Elliott. Experience some of the fun, and sights we saw, not to mention glean a few interesting facts.

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Stylish Raised Beds

Stylish Raised Beds

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If you want more than the standard box, here's how to kick it up a notch

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Making Paper Vegetables for Thanksgiving

Making Paper Vegetables for Thanksgiving

Are you feeling a little let down because gardening season is over? Then it’s time to get crafty and make your own vegetables with a little paper and some glue.

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Whats Day of the Dead without Veggies and Bread?

What's Day of the Dead without Veggies and Bread?

In many parts of Mexico, South America and the U.S., families are preparing to honor their dear departed ones on November 1 and 2. Fruits, vegetables and special recipes are part of the celebration.

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Drying on the Vine

Drying on the Vine

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It turns out there’s an alternative to drying tomatoes in the oven or using a vegetable dehydrator in the kitchen. Just let the sun do the work.

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Peanuts

Peanuts

It's peanut-pickin' time here in the southern U.S. There is nothin' better than shellin' and eatin' just-roasted, fresh peanuts. However, a Southerner might argue about that as many seem to enjoy their peanuts boiled... which I think you might have to grow up eating them... or acquire a taste for boiled peanuts. Roasted or boiled, now is the time to enjoy the new harvest of goobers, as they are often fondly referred too.

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Grafted vs. Ungrafted Tomato Report

Grafted vs. Ungrafted Tomato Report

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Gardeners will start seeing more grafted vegetables on the market next season. But are they worth the extra expense? Here are the results of one gardener's side-by-side tomato trial.

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On the Road: Autumn in Arkansas

On the Road: Autumn in Arkansas

The Ozark Mountains in autumn are as beautiful as the renowned New England scenery. I am here for the Herb Harvest Fall Festival at the Ozark Folk Center... as well as to enjoy the gardens and seasonal landscape... it is harvest season!

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Figs in Fall

Figs in Fall

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With the arrival of autumn and cooler weather, there are certain crops that are ready to harvest like apples and grapes and pumpkins--and much to the delight of many--figs.

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Small Batch Preserving

Small Batch Preserving

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Small-batch preserving is perfect for gardeners with small gardens or those with vegetables that don’t ripen all at once. It's also an easy, time-saving alternative to marathon canning sessions. Here's how to fill the freezer with small batches of tomatoes, peppers and zucchini.

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The Sweetest Tomatoes Win Top Prizes

The Sweetest Tomatoes Win Top Prizes

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The NatureSweet Homegrown Tomato Challenge is back on the calendar this year. Home gardeners in three cities line up to test their tomato-growing skills against others.

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A Great Way to Use Zucchini

A Great Way to Use Zucchini

Every gardener knows that even the smallest zucchini can turn into a five-pound monster overnight. Here’s how one group turns those gigantic summer squash into end-of-summer fun.

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Tomato Abundance

Tomato Abundance

It is the end of August and we are at the peak for summer tomatoes. Here are 15 ways to eat tomatoes (hum this to the tune of "50 ways to leave your lover" as you harvest).

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