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  • Planting potatoes in your garden
    Planting potatoes in your garden
    Planting potatoes in your garden is really quite easy, and there is nothing that compares to your own freshly dug potatoes. There are some steps involved before you plant, however.1. Buy seed potatoes from a greenhouse, big box, co op or on line...
  • Cilantro in the garden
    3 Great Reasons to Grow Cilantro
    You'll find your Mexican food dishes don't taste the same without fresh cilantro in them. The herb cilantro is used in Asian food, as well. Cilantro flavors a range of other foods and condiments. It is often called Mexican Parsley. Even...
  • Inspirational, educational gardening books
    Inspirational, educational gardening books
    The internet is a great tool. You enter just about any topic and get dozens of articles and pictures on that topic (or anything that sounds like that topic!) For book lovers, there is nothing quite like lingering over pages of beautiful picture or...
  • Sweet peppers
    2015: The year of the sweet pepper
    The National Garden Bureau has named the sweet pepper its vegetable of the year for 2015. The choice is based on popularity, ease of growing adaptability, diversity and versatility. The sweet pepper, in many colors and shapes, easily fits the bill...
  • Children Gardening and Learning
    Children Really Dig Gardening
    Teaching children that things do not just come from a grocery store is important. Things grown on the farm require hard work, dedication and understanding. Children need to have a connection to what they eat, gardening provides this. Even if you...
  • Potted hydrangea
    Joy and benefits of gardening
    The joy of putting your hands into 'the earth', to turn the soil in preparation of planting, is a gift of the Mother Nature. It need not be laborious, unless you plan an extensive garden, or a major vegetable patch of large dimensions....
  • Recycling -  Tire gardening
    Recycling - Tire gardening
    Keeping our plant healthy is a key goal and reusing something for a different purpose is just one place we can start. There are a lot of cars on the roads and they all use tires, however disposing of tires can be difficult and expensive. Utilizing...
  • Asparagus spears
    Growing Asparagus - A perennial crop
    Perennial crops are wonderful. Planting something once and harvesting year after year is the most efficient way to garden. Asparagus is a great perennial that provides a tasty crop in early spring, approximately April to June.Asparagus likes:SunPh...
  • Cabbage
    Increase your seed starting success
    Starting seeds indoors can provide your seedlings with several weeks of growth before they are transplanted outside, allowing plants to produce food more quickly than seeds planted outdoors when the weather permits. Choosing the method that works...
  • Food gardening books
    Food gardening books compared
    The Food Lover’s Garden, by Mark Diacono. Timber PressThe New Kitchen Garden, by Anna Povard. DK Publishing, 1996If you’re interested in growing food for your family, these books could be a good place to start. They both focus on...
  • Start your seeds NOW!
    Spring is nearly here! Your March gardening calendar for 2015...
    They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. For those in other, more polar regions of the country, LET’S HOPE SO. Don’t forget, daylight savings goes back into effect this Saturday. SPRING FORWARD, PEOPLE! Longer days...
  • Sexing bell Peppers
    Sexing peppers: Can you really read their lobes?
    You’ve probably seen the viral image of green peppers with three and four lobes with headlines claiming you can tell the sex of bell peppers by counting the lobes. Some sources even claim the sex of the green pepper determines the number of...
  • Spinach
    Where to order interesting seeds, new or heirloom, for your garden
    Charlotte gardeners are only weeks away from starting their Spring garden. Soon, kitchen gardens will filled with mustard greens, broccoli, carrots, radishes, kale and other early Spring vegetables. Onion sets and seed potatoes will be planted...
  • TomTato Ketchup 'n' Fries
    Territorial Seed Company releases ‘Ketchup ‘n’ Fries’ plant
    Territorial Seed Company has an ingenious new introduction for 2015, perfect for gardeners trying to maximize garden space. The ‘Ketchup ‘n’ Fries’ TomTato, a grafted tomato/potato plant, debuts after more than a decade of...
  • black eyed susans
    Urban gardening alive and well in Boston
    Though it may be the middle of winter with its requisite ice and snow, many Boston residents dream of the spring to come when they will be able to get back to working in their garden. For those who don’t have a yard of their own, who are...
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