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Saving Seed From Your Garden

Saving Seed From Your Garden

By Shannon Cowan, Posted August 29th, 2016

Preserve quality seed for self-reliant vegetable growing…

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Mulch Your Garden to Beat the Heat

Mulch Your Garden to Beat the Heat

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 28th, 2016

Adding an organic layer to your vegetable garden also saves water and reduces your work load…

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How to Trellis Tomatoes for Maximum Yield

How to Trellis Tomatoes for Maximum Yield

By Shannon Cowan, Posted July 19th, 2016

Keep your homegrown tomato plants off the ground to encourage a bountiful harvest.

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12 Nutritious Edible Weeds

12 Nutritious Edible Weeds

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted July 14th, 2016

Those garden weeds you’re pulling may belong in your next meal rather than the compost pile.

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5 Beneficial Garden Insects and How to Attract Them

5 Beneficial Garden Insects and How to Attract Them

By Jessica Dawe, Posted June 9th, 2016

Gardeners who confuse good insects with the bad may unwittingly eliminate the very helpers they need in the garden.

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An Abundance of Aphids

An Abundance of Aphids

By Jessica Dawe, Posted May 26th, 2016

This most common of garden insect pests can be controlled without using pesticides.

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Get Your Kids in the Garden!

Get Your Kids in the Garden!

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 19th, 2016

Encourage your children’s appreciation of the natural world by involving them in growing plants as soon as they can dig in the dirt.

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How to Garden in Compacted Soil

How to Garden in Compacted Soil

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted May 10th, 2016

Compacted soil may be starving your plants of the nutrients they need. Here’s what to do about it.

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Making the Most of a Small Space Garden

Making the Most of a Small Space Garden

By Susannah Shmurak, Posted April 26th, 2016

Even if you don’t have much growing space, you can still grow a lot of your own food using these space-saving strategies.

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Chaos in the Cole Crops – How to Control Cabbage Maggots

Chaos in the Cole Crops – How to Control Cabbage Maggots

By Jessica Dawe, Posted April 14th, 2016

Are your starters looking weak and wilted? One of the most common spring pests may be the cause.

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How to Control Cutworms in Your Garden

How to Control Cutworms in Your Garden

By Jessica Dawe, Posted April 12th, 2016

If your starters or transplants are being lopped off at the base, the likely culprit is cutworms.

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“Up, Down and All Around” – A Simple Way to Understand Fertilizers

“Up, Down and All Around” – A Simple Way to Understand Fertilizers

By Jessica Dawe, Posted April 4th, 2016

Do the numbers on garden fertilizer bags confuse you? This simple phrase is your key to understanding them.

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Where Do Bugs Spend the Winter?

Where Do Bugs Spend the Winter?

By Jessica Dawe, Posted January 8th, 2016

In winter they are vulnerable, which gives the gardener an advantage and an opportunity…

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The Early Salad: Five Underrated Greens You Can Eat in Winter and Early Spring

The Early Salad: Five Underrated Greens You Can Eat in Winter and Early Spring

By Shannon Cowan, Posted January 5th, 2016

A special satisfaction comes from drawing delicate salad greens from winter’s icy grip.

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Kale – the Workhorse of Your Winter Garden

Kale – the Workhorse of Your Winter Garden

By Shannon Cowan, Posted December 1st, 2015

If you only grow one winter crop, make it kale. Here are 10 reasons why.

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Healthy Hoses — Is Your Garden Hose Spewing Chemicals?

Healthy Hoses — Is Your Garden Hose Spewing Chemicals?

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 4th, 2015

As chemical hazards go, a toxic garden hose is an easy fix.

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7 Reasons to Hand Water your Garden

7 Reasons to Hand Water your Garden

By Greg Seaman, Posted May 28th, 2015

Watering your garden by hand nurtures gardener and garden alike.

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How ‘Neonics’ Impact Bees and Your Garden

How ‘Neonics’ Impact Bees and Your Garden

By T.J. Blackman, Posted April 30th, 2015

“Far from protecting food productions, the use of neonics is threatening the very infrastructure which enables it.”

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Using Permaculture Principles to Enhance your Garden

Using Permaculture Principles to Enhance your Garden

By T.J. Blackman, Posted April 28th, 2015

Nature is patiently showing us what works if we only but listen.

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Gardening in a Changing Climate

Gardening in a Changing Climate

By Eartheasy, Posted April 16th, 2015

Many states have shifted at least 1 full zone on the Plant Hardiness Scale.

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