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Colossal Carrot Harvest

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We’re getting more great entries in our 2014 Harvest Photo Contest. This one is from Annmarie Mones in Trumbull, CT. Here in CT I used the square-foot gardening method. I had several different patches and varieties of carrots, beets, and some parsnips planted this year. Unfortunately, voles moved into my garden, and I lost all my beets [...]

Turn Cherry Tomatoes into Something S...

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Thanks to everyone who entered our Tomato Recipe Contest on Facebook. Here’s the winning recipe, from Megan Miller of Carver, MA. Megan Miller, with her autumn garden in the background THIS summer — unlike many of my fellow local gardeners — I had a wildly successful crop of tomatoes. My heirlooms colored up and my cherries were extraor [...]

Good Ideas Grow in the Pumpkin Patch

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Just-harvested pumpkins Our exceptionally productive plant grew 29 pumpkins. Sometimes the most successful fund-raisers are spontaneous. A recent effort here at Gardener’s Supply started with a single pumpkin plant, which grew to massive proportions, sending its vines throughout our test gardens. By the end of last week, we had harveste [...]

Share Your Best Tomato Recipes

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Do you have an awesome recipe for backyard-ripe tomatoes? Share your original recipe or technique and you could win a set of Tomato Ladders or Tomato Cages. Enter the contest on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1mlfdVg

Front-Yard Vegetable Garden is Beauti...

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We used Raised Bed Corners to create a set of stacked beds in front of our administrative offices in Burlington, VT. Bull’s Blood beet seeds germinate among crops that will soon be harvested. As the gardening season goes on, it’s a challenge to keep a front-yard vegetable garden looking good. Early crops are harvested, lettuce bol [...]

It Must be the Worm Power

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Basil harvest, after fertilizing with Worm Power. Grown from a single seedling, this pie-pumpkin vine has engulfed a trellis and spread through the surrounding beds. In two of our test garden beds, I’m using All-Purpose Organic Fertilizer with worm castings (Worm Power Fertilizer). The plants have exploded with growth. I’ve never [...]

Sweet Success: Watermelon in a Raised...

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From a five-star review by “Bill the gardener” of Hemet, CA. Watermelon and squash growing in the Elevated Cedar Raised Bed We purchased our raised bed planters last year and this is the second year growing food in them. Thought it was about time I did a review. Yes, we get compliments on how good they look, but the main thing fo [...]

Taming the Garden Hose

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A well-trained hose As a professional gardener, I use garden hoses a lot, and I’ve seen my share of kinks, leaks and hoses that can’t be recoiled neatly. To me, the job is complete when the garden is weed-free and well-watered — with the hose coiled and ready for next time. If asked, my coworkers might say I’m a bit obsessiv [...]

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