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How To Efficiently Prepare Your Garden For Winter

How To Efficiently Prepare Your Garden For Winter

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Owning a garden brings along numerous benefits including instant access to fresh produce, complete control over what you grow and what chemicals and products you use as well as making a positive...

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Small Winter Squash for Small-Space Gardens

Small Winter Squash for Small-Space Gardens

Small-space gardeners rejoice! Seed companies have taken a special interest in offering plants that can grow just about anywhere, like these adorable 'Climbing Honey Nut' baby butternut squashes.

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Winter Ruminations

Winter Ruminations

Today is the last day of January--and we are in the thick of winter weather here in zone 7 Maryland--days barely in the 30s and nights in the teens---bbbrrrhhh! Tomorrow is the first day of February which is a month of many notable dates not to mention the lengthening of days and the stirring of spring! This weekend is Imbolc on the Irish calendar and it is the celebration of midwinter.

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Winter: Tis the Season

Winter: Tis the Season

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Today, December 21, is the first day of winter; the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Although the Winter Solstice marks Midwinter, it is a day which I look forward to, since from now on the days become longer. From this day until the first of January is a time for reflection and repose, as well as celebration.

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#Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening

#Garden365 Encourages Year-round Gardening

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The calendar may read November, but there are still plenty of vegetable gardeners gearing up for planting. A new push for year-round gardening is helping to support gardeners who want to grow 365 days a year.

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How to Make a Quick and Easy Raised Garden Bed

How to Make a Quick and Easy Raised Garden Bed

My family came up with a very easy method to make a raised garden bed. All we found we needed were logs from felled trees. I had even made a cold frame using this method. Check it out here...

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Growing Lettuce in Winter

Growing Lettuce in Winter

Starting lettuce in winter was successful for us. We transplanted it into a raised bed inside our unheated greenhouse. We covered the raised bed in a low tunnel as well, we then snaked a heating...

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A World of Seasonal Spices

A World of Seasonal Spices

Christmas wouldn't be the same without the familiar spices that flavor our favorite cookies, breads, nuts and so much more. Here’s where these traditional spices originated and how to put them to use in a recipe for hot spiced wine.

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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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Winter Wait

Winter Wait

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For we northern gardeners, there is a waiting process this time every year. Here are a few things to do while we await the spring… and for you southerners… here’s just a dusting of winter white.

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Still hibernating!

Still hibernating!

Valentine's Day today and still frightfully cold

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