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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...

Tomato Combination Plants from Burpee Blog Image
Tomato Combination Plants from Burpee

Two exciting things happened to me this week, and they both included tomatoes.

I received a sample...

Cocktail Gardening Blog Image
Cocktail Gardening

Have you ever been to a restaurant, ordered a meal, and thought to yourself once the plate came,...

Delizz Strawberry is Tasty and Easy to Grow Blog Image
Delizz Strawberry is Tasty and Easy to Grow

Having been out of town for 18 days this April—first to the 2016 California Spring Trials and then...

Beetless Beets and Specialty Peppers from Sakata Seed Blog Image
Beetless Beets and Specialty Peppers from Sakata Seed

I just finished my annual trip to the California Spring Trials, a week-long event wherein plant...