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Gardeners Get Stylish

Gardeners Get Stylish
When you go out to the garden, express your sense of style — and get the job done. The Real Deal Hat, made from recycled canvas truck tarps. Inside the hat, it says, ” … don’t take care of this hat; it will take care of you. There is nothing you can do to this hat that hasn’t been done before …” Me i [...]

Warm Enough to Plant?

Warm Enough to Plant?
If you want to get your vegetable garden off to a fast start, you need to plant your seeds in soil that’s warm enough to ensure good germination. If you want to get your vegetable garden off to a fast start, you need to plant your seeds in soil that’s warm enough to ensure good germination. For each type of seed — beans, c [...]

The Good Bugs

The Good Bugs
When you’re deciding how to manage pests in your garden and landscape, keep this in mind: First, do no harm. The vast majority of garden visitors are either helpful or harmless. Learn to identify ladybug larvae, right. They are major aphid eaters. More Information Read Most Bugs are Good Bugs for more detail and photos of benefi [...]

Small Gardens Revolution

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Cabbage and marigolds, which are both edible, mix beauty and food in a small space. Grow Beds help small-space gardeners grow more in less space. I talk with urban and suburban gardeners every day and I’m impressed with how people cope with food production in small spaces. Those with decent soil and sun in the right place often plant in [...]

This Year, Avoid Late Blight

This Year, Avoid Late Blight
Plant a diversity of tomato varieties to reduce the possibility of disease. Like many gardeners who lost their tomato crop to late blight last year, I’m wondering: How can I make sure it doesn’t happen again this year? Unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet. The most important thing you can do: be alert, be prepared. Before [...]

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