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Smart Pots for Growing Above Ground

This gardening season I’ll once again be planning and taking care of raised beds for a human...

Sweet Peppers are NGB’s Vegetable Crop of the Year Blog Image
Sweet Peppers are NGB’s Vegetable Crop of the Year

The National Garden Bureau has chosen the sweet pepper as its Vegetable Crop of 2015. It’s about...

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New Broccoli Variety Emphasizes Side Shoots

There’s currently about 3 ft. of snow in my two gardens. And the local weather guy is unsure which...

Avalanche Beets May Make You a Beetliever Blog Image
Avalanche Beets May Make You a Beetliever

I’m writing this from inside the center of a blizzard. We’ve had no real snow accumulation here in...

Porcelain Touch Sharpener Blog Image
Porcelain Touch Sharpener

I’ve mentioned before that, like sunglasses, I don’t invest a lot of money into my tools as I...

Wrapping Up the Season Definitively Blog Image
Wrapping Up the Season Definitively

This weekend was my last visit to our two vegetable gardens until March. This is the first time in...

Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds Blog Image
Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds

Last summer I grew some amazing heirloom tomatoes, a variety called Black Cherry. Small, round...

First Pass at Growing Turnips Blog Image
First Pass at Growing Turnips

I have this gardening rule - a loose rule, but a rule nonetheless: Each year I plant at least one...

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Roxanne the Radish

Late August means late-summer plantings of some crops that I can quickly turn around from seed to...

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Slow-Flowering Basil

My relationship with basil is of the love/hate variety. It’s one of my favorite herbs, don’t get me...

Cherry Tomato Indigo Sun Blog Image
Cherry Tomato Indigo Sun

It’s been a strange season for tomatoes.

How so? Well, not because I planted too many this year. I...

A New Miniature Grape Vine Blog Image
A New Miniature Grape Vine

I’m a small-space gardener. I may have grown up on a 500-acre farm with lots of elbow room, but I...