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Konan Kohlrabi for Gardens and Containers Blog Image
Konan Kohlrabi for Gardens and Containers

A few years ago I tried my hand at growing kohlrabi. I had never eaten it before, but had heard...

Sprouting Mung Beans for Late-Winter Grain Bowls Blog Image
Sprouting Mung Beans for Late-Winter Grain Bowls

Salads are a critical part of my lunchtime diet. They are quick to make, and during the peak of the...

New AAS Winner ‘Pepitas’ is a Dual-Use Pumpkin Blog Image
New AAS Winner ‘Pepitas’ is a Dual-Use Pumpkin

A big trend nowadays in the gardening world is growing a plant that has more than one purpose.

An...

Growing Hops in the Home Garden Blog Image
Growing Hops in the Home Garden

I’ve been to a number of horticultural trade shows in my lifetime. Now mind you, these are trade...

Five Things That Went Right in the Garden in 2015 Blog Image
Five Things That Went Right in the Garden in 2015

I admit, 2015 was an up-and-down year in the garden. Who would imagine pepper maggots would infest...

Why I Apply Compost in Fall Blog Image
Why I Apply Compost in Fall

It’s mid-November and I just put down my compost. Seems like an odd time to do it, doesn’t it? I’m...

Frost and the Gardener Blog Image
Frost and the Gardener

The first hard frost warning went out here in greater Boston last week. Last Saturday early morning...

Gardening and Mental Illness Blog Image
Gardening and Mental Illness

I have been teaching a weekly gardening class at a human services wellness center for people...

Discovery: Sweet Savour Peppers Blog Image
Discovery: Sweet Savour Peppers

Peppers have really come into a renaissance in recent years. Whether spicy hot or sweet and mild,...

Can I Grow Sweet Potatoes? Blog Image
Can I Grow Sweet Potatoes?

The question, “Can I grow sweet potatoes?” has been directed to me several times this summer. Of...

Powdery Mildew on Squash and Zucchini Blog Image
Powdery Mildew on Squash and Zucchini

This time of year brings two things to the vegetable garden, guaranteed: An overabundance of squash...

Pepper Maggots in Tomatoes? Blog Image
Pepper Maggots in Tomatoes?

Just when you think everything is going great in the garden, pests rear their ugly little heads.

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