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Growing Tomatoes and Peppers in the Garden using Black Plastic Mulch

Growing Tomatoes and Peppers in the Garden using Black Plastic Mulch

Oh boy did I open a can of worms when I started to do research on the pros and cons of using black plastic mulch! Yes, it does warm the soil, extend crops growing time, hold moisture in the soil and keep down a plethora of weeds. No, black plastic is not organic. Most black plastic eventually goes into the landfill in a season or two—unless you use one of the newer biodegradable or photo-degradable black plastic mulches.

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5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

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As the year draws to a close, it's time to take a look back at lessons learned in the container vegetable garden. Here are the top five "Best Of" ideas from 2013.

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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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My first garden!

My first garden!

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thses are pics from my first garden. In my garden are husky cherry tomatoes, early girl tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, onion and watermelon. included is a pic of my pineapple plants and a lemon tree...

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Brooklyn Rooftop Container Garden

Brooklyn Rooftop Container Garden

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This is my rooftop container garden in Brooklyn, NY.  Right now I'm growing broccoli, eggplant, peppers and tomatoes.

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Stuffed Vegetables

Stuffed Vegetables

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Savory fillings turn garden produce into something spectacular. And the basic technique for making stuffed onions, tomatores, peppers, and squash is surprisingly straightforward.

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Summer Vegetables Stewed in Their Own Juices

Summer Vegetables Stewed in Their Own Juices

Carrots, new potatoes, beans, tomatoes, bell pepper, and summer squash enliven this dish with their various colors and flavors.

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Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce

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This Catalan sauce is delicious served with chickpeas, roasted potatoes, or grilled vegetables.

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