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Chives in Spring

Chives in Spring

Chives are truly one of the harbingers of spring and their fresh, green,onion-like flavor is welcome after the long winter months of heavy foods. Here are some tips on how I use chives to brighten up spring recipes. What to do with those hardboiled eggs? Make chive deviled eggs!

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Time for Spring Planting

Time for Spring Planting

If you’ve never planted a spring garden, it’s time to get growing. Now’s the time to start sprinkling seeds like lettuces, spinach, chard and more.

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Build Your Own Potting Bench

Build Your Own Potting Bench

This potting bench is solidly built, and will serve you well for many years to come. It features plenty of work space and an extra shelf for storage.

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Springtime Chores

Springtime Chores

Finally the warmer spring weather has arrived and we all want to be outdoors. As a gardener, though I delight in everything bursting forth, I want to feel the soil and sow seeds. However, once I go outside I am distracted by all there is to do--here are a few chores, which need taking care of...

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New Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States

New Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States

A new vegetable gardening book by Idaho author Mary Ann Newcomer is designed to help gardeners grow great gardens in spite of difficult conditions in the Rocky Mountain Region. She advises vegetable gardeners to "start small and dream big."

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Artemisia:  Herb of the Year 2014

Artemisia: Herb of the Year 2014

Artemisia is herb of the year for 2014 and I am gearing up for growing them in my garden. Next weekend is the Medicinal Herb Fieldtrip and Workshop at the Ozark Folk Center, where I will be giving a program on the medicinal aspects of some artemisias... here are a few excerpts from my handout for the program. Why don't you try growing a few of these easy-to-grow plants? Celebrate Artemisia!

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Straw Bale Gardening (Part II)

Straw Bale Gardening (Part II)

After having success with my first straw bale, it was time to start seeds in them.

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