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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...

Update on the Gardener’s Revolution Tomato Planter Blog Image
Update on the Gardener’s Revolution Tomato Planter

Planter’s Place

July 22, 2016

A few months ago I wrote about receiving a Gardener’s Revolution...

New ‘Cupcake’ is Tasty Squash In a New Shape Blog Image
New ‘Cupcake’ is Tasty Squash In a New Shape

As a garden writer and a member of the horticultural industry, I receive free samples of new...

Keeping Away Destructive Cabbageworms and Loopers Blog Image
Keeping Away Destructive Cabbageworms and Loopers

My father fell ill and passed away recently. He was a life-long farmer in a long lineage of farmers...

Staying On Top of Weeds in the Summer Garden Blog Image
Staying On Top of Weeds in the Summer Garden

I’ve often joked that the first crop I get from my community garden plot each spring is a bushel of...

Two New Cucumbers from PanAmerican Seed Blog Image
Two New Cucumbers from PanAmerican Seed

Last year’s cucumber crop was embarrassing.

I had about 10 times as many cucumbers as a person...

An Introduction to Baby Ginger Blog Image
An Introduction to Baby Ginger

I was recently on an information gathering trip to Central Florida, home of this country’s indoor...