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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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Tomato Bacterial Spots and Specks Blog Image
Tomato Bacterial Spots and Specks

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

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes Blog Image
Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

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

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Growing Veggies in Small Places Blog Image
Growing Veggies in Small Places

Growing your own food is very cool. It’s very “on trend,” as they say. 

Growing your own food gives...