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Tomato Bacterial Spot and Speck

Last week we discussed blossom end rot, a malady that strikes tomatoes as the green fruits begin to...

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Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

The springtime garden is lush and full of green and budding things. But July is a different story....

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Growing Veggies in the Smallest of Places

Growing your own food is very cool. It’s very “on trend,” as they say. I’m not so sure who “they”...

How to Contain Zucchini in a Small-Space Garden Blog Image
How to Contain Zucchini in a Small-Space Garden

I’m not exactly sure how it happened—it could have been the wonderfully rich compost I added to our...

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Preventing Squash Vine Borer

Squash vine borer is on my Top 5 garden pests. It’s not a Top 5 list in a good way; it’s a totally...

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Chard and Leaf Miners

I adore chard, for a number of reasons. Three reasons, in fact. Pick off the outer leaves and it...

Homemade Solution to Repel Rabbits in the Garden Blog Image
Homemade Solution to Repel Rabbits in the Garden

The pests who typically visit my garden are of the insect variety. Leafminers, pepper maggots, flea...

The Good and Bad of Growing This Spring Blog Image
The Good and Bad of Growing This Spring

Except for a few small patches, both of my vegetable gardens are planted, as are the 22 raised...

Growing Onions For the First Time Blog Image
Growing Onions For the First Time

There I was in the garden section of the local big box store for the fourth time that week. I had...

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Growing Broccoli Raab

This weekend I did it. I chose the “I’ve never planted this veggie, so let’s give it a try” item...

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New Peppermint Stick Celery from Burpee Home Gardens

As an adventurous vegetable gardener, I enjoy trying to grow at least one new vegetable each year....

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How to Grow in Dry Spring Weather

Here in the Northeast we may have received record snowfall this winter, but this spring has so far...