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Seed Saving Tips from Seeds Trust

Seed Saving Tips from Seeds Trust

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Fall is the perfect time for vegetable gardeners to collect seeds from the plants they’d like to grow again. Julia Coffey, seed steward and owner of Seeds Trust, shares her tips for seed saving – and why saving seeds is like saving the world.

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Root Pruning Ripens Green Tomatoes

Root Pruning Ripens Green Tomatoes

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It's an age-old vegetable gardening question: How can I get green tomatoes to ripen faster? Root pruning is one way to help speed up the ripening process.

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Prepare Fall Garden for Spring Planting

Prepare Fall Garden for Spring Planting

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While you’re harvesting the last of this year’s vegetable garden, it’s time to think spring. Now’s the time to prepare the soil for next season’s bountiful harvest.

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Preparing Your Garden For Fall

Preparing Your Garden For Fall

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As the summer heat is (slowly) winding down, excitement is building for the best gardening season of the year. Here’s how to get ready for it.

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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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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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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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New Bean Adds to Fall Planting

New Bean Adds to Fall Planting

Even though it seems like summer has just arrived, it’s already time to think about fall planting. I feel lucky to be able to add a trial packet of 'Mascotte' bean seeds, a just-announced 2014 All-America Selections winner, to my fall vegetable garden.

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A Saffron Crocus Surprise

A Saffron Crocus Surprise

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Warm November temperatures in Zone 5 can lead to some garden surprises, especially with saffron crocus corms planted in October.

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Tips for Preparing Butternut Squash

Tips for Preparing Butternut Squash

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Many people shy away from using butternut squash in their recipes because they're difficult to prepare for cooking. Here are tips for making this versatile vegetable easy to peel and cut, and recipes for using the finished product.

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How to Grow Saffron Crocus

How to Grow Saffron Crocus

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Saffron has a reputation for being the most expensive substance in the world. Here’s how you can grow this ancient spice in your own garden.

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Fall Decorating with Vegetables

Fall Decorating with Vegetables

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The fading flowers of summer give gardeners an opportunity to liven up the landscape with the colors of fall. Here are 10 ideas for fall decorating using the fruits and vegetables from your garden.

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Cucurbita 101: A Pumpkin Guide

Cucurbita 101: A Pumpkin Guide

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Here's a breakdown of four common "Cucurbit" groups.

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Year-Round Vegetable Gardening

Year-Round Vegetable Gardening

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Four seasons of vegetable gardening sounds like a gardener’s dream come true. Niki Jabbour proves it’s possible in her new book, “The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener.”

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Frustrated Spring Gardeners - Seize the Moment! Try Patch Gardening!

Frustrated Spring Gardeners - Seize the Moment! Try Patch Gardening!

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This innovative gardening style - I occasionally come up with a good idea - is perfect for someone like me with limited energy and heat sensitivity.  I call it "Patch Gardening" and you can...

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How to Protect Your Garden Plants From Frost

How to Protect Your Garden Plants From Frost

By throwing down just one hard frost, Old Man Winter can kill all but the hardiest of vegetables.

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Celebrate with the Last of Summers Bounty and Welcome Fall!

Celebrate with the Last of Summer's Bounty and Welcome Fall!

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With this end of season approaching, the garden peaks, roadside stands and farmers’ markets are brimming over with fresh produce. At this point we are taking summer ripe tomatoes for granted and many of us have been trying to give our surplus zucchini and cucumbers to anyone who will take them. Corn and melons are starting to run low, peaches too, and now mums and apples are appearing everywhere.

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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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The Witching Hour: Gardening on the Dark Side

The Witching Hour: Gardening on the Dark Side

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In the spirit of the season, steep yourself in herb lore.

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