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Two Strategies for a Successful Early Spring in the Vegetable Garden Blog Image
Two Strategies for a Successful Early Spring in the Vegetable Garden

There are many things you can be sure will happen in the spring garden. It’ll be chilly. It’ll also...

The Surprising Veggies That Need Some Support Blog Image
The Surprising Veggies That Need Some Support

No matter where you live in the continental United States, it’s still early in the gardening...

2017: Year of the Brassica Blog Image
2017: Year of the Brassica

It’s the year of the Brassica. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) gave 2017 the honor of representing...

Using Soil Microbes in Plant Foods Blog Image
Using Soil Microbes in Plant Foods

Most of us grew up with a very rudimentary understanding of what plants need to grow. We understood...

DIY Garden Project Book Helps Improve Harvest Blog Image
DIY Garden Project Book Helps Improve Harvest

Have you ever spied another garden and had jealousy? Of course you have. Towering tomatoes, curly...

Adjusting the Garden for Less Time, Less Water Blog Image
Adjusting the Garden for Less Time, Less Water

I’m giving up the farm.

Okay, that is a bit dramatic, I admit. I’m giving up half my garden plot....

Kitchen Garden Kit from Botanical Interests Blog Image
Kitchen Garden Kit from Botanical Interests

Mid February is really the depth of winter. The growing amount of daily sunlight teases us into...

Award-Winning Pea Called Patio Pride Blog Image
Award-Winning Pea Called Patio Pride

As I walked my dog on this somewhat seasonally appropriate day in late January it crossed my mind...

The Root Slayer - My New Favorite Shovel Blog Image
The Root Slayer - My New Favorite Shovel

I’m not one to keep too many tools on hand. In the kitchen, for example, I know I can perform many...

Winter Rye for the Home Garden Blog Image
Winter Rye for the Home Garden

Planting winter rye is something that I am familiar with from my experiences as a child. Growing up...

Fall Crops for Redeeming the Summer Garden Blog Image
Fall Crops for Redeeming the Summer Garden

I went and did the thing that happens to some long-time gardeners now and then: I gave up on my...

Growing Tomatillos in the Home Vegetable Garden Blog Image
Growing Tomatillos in the Home Vegetable Garden

This summer I am maintaining a few vegetable garden beds at a human services facility that I did...