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Grow Herbs with a Miniature Aquaponics System

Grow Herbs with a Miniature Aquaponics System

What do you get when you combine hydroponics with aquaculture? A self-cleaning fish tank that grows real food, without the need for any soil or fertilizer.

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Winters Passing

Winter's Passing

Today is the last day of February--gardeners take heart and prepare for spring! Although it might not seem like it with these frigid temperatures and snow and sleet still in the forecast--it will happen. Be sure to still feed our fine feathered friends in this weather! March brings all sorts of spring and green celebrations from the full worm moon, daylight saving time, St. Patrick's Day and the vernal equinox--hallelujah!

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4 Easy Steps to Your First Vegetable Garden

4 Easy Steps to Your First Vegetable Garden

All it takes is couple of successful gardening experiences to make you a vegetable gardener for the rest of your life.

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Planting for Scent, Touch, and Sound

Planting for Scent, Touch, and Sound

Our gardens should be a feast for all of the senses.

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Rethinking the Spring Vegetable Garden

Rethinking the Spring Vegetable Garden

When the vegetable garden is covered by a thick, fluffy blanket of snow, the blank slate gives gardeners a chance to think. And rethink. Here are four vegetable gardening ideas to consider for your garden this spring.

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How to Create Vegetable Centerpieces

How to Create Vegetable Centerpieces

Vegetables aren’t just for eating, they make beautiful decorations, too. Here’s how to create tasty table centerpieces using fruits and vegetables in place of fresh flowers.

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Combining Chocolate with Herbs and Spices

Combining Chocolate with Herbs and Spices

It's Valentine's Day weekend--so it is a time to celebrate love and eat chocolate. Did you know that chocolate is good for you? The flavor of chocolate can be enhanced by herbs and spices. While you are indoors on this cold wintry weekend, whip up something with chocolate for you and the ones that you love!

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Powerful Plants Help Get Children in the Garden

Powerful Plants Help Get Children in the Garden

What do you get when you cross one vegetable-growing dad, with colorful animated characters and a free app? You get Powerful Plants, a new way to "edutain" kids about vegetable gardening.

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Pinto Beans with Savory

Pinto Beans with Savory

In my last blog, I spoke of Savory being Herb of the Year for 2015 and promised a warming winter recipe using it. Though a hard decision, I decided that there is nothing like a pot of beans cooked with savory (know as bohnenkraut, the bean herb in German)--so here is a simple recipe using dried pintos--and a variation on refried beans. They are wonderful in a bowl on their own or served over rice. I especially like them with cornbread accompanied by either coleslaw or wilted greens.

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