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Nurturing Strong Seedlings


When growing seedlings indoors, the goal is extremely sturdy–healthy and tough–transplants that will stand up to any weather or pest while providing you with the best vegetables.

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Garden Book and Plant Giveaway


Enter the giveaway for Niki Jabbours great book, Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, and a box of Proven Winners plants.

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Pickle Wisdom; Surprisingly Simple


Pickling may seem like a frightening black art practiced only by women of the past with extraordinary quantities of home economic mojo, but it’s actually much less complex than say, maintaining a quality compost pile. With attention to a couple important things, pickling is easy

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Holy Bolting


Yes, it is an annual.  Annual vegetable.  I’ve never had the pleasure to see broccoli bolt to this extreme.   This monster plant was started in the greenhouse during the winter and planted in a container very close to maturity. I harvested one good head from it and several nice side shoots.  A cluster, close […]

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Produce Direct from Producer


There’s a surprise in each box. And the prize is perhaps the opposite of the cheap plastic toy we used to find at the bottom of a box of sugar-laden cereal. As a member of a CSA, each week, it’s fun to open your box and peer inside at the selection of healthy, locally grown produce your farmers have provided for you.

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Vegetables 102

Vegetable plants need nutrient rich soil, sun, and water to grow. The location of your garden is the first decision you need to make based on those requirements.

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