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‘Bunch-Type’ Sweet Potatoes Fit Compact Gardens

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If you grow sweet potatoes in containers, consider the “bunch” varieties from Steele Plant Company: Vardaman and Porto Ricos.

Planting Season in the Cubicle Farm

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I’m growing corn in my file cabinet.

Actually, I’m growing something called “corn shoots.” It takes about seven to 10 days for them to be ready for harvest, and they’re supposed to be delicious.

6 Compact Crops for Vegetable Gardeners

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If you’re gardening in compact spaces and plan to grow only a few vegetables this year, these are the ones to choose. With careful watering and regular fertilization, you can easily harvest fresh greens, cucumbers, eggplants, summer squash, peppers and tomatoes all season long.

Grow Pumpkins in a Pot — Will it Work? Yes.

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With their long-ranging vines, pumpkins can take a lot of space. Are they off the list for small-space gardeners? Maybe not.

New for 2015: Kale on a Stick?

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So, this Brussels sprout walks into a bar and meets a kale. The result: Kalettes! A natural cross between Brussels sprouts and kale, Kalettes™ grow on a tall stalk, just like Brussels sprouts. Instead of tiny cabbages, the plant forms open 2″ rosettes that resemble green and purple flowers. Johnny’s Selected Seeds started offering Kalettes […]

Congratulations, winners!

Congratulations, winners!

Congratulations to Jacquelyn and Suzanne, winners in this year’s Win Your Wish List contest. From Jacquelyn Nappa, Lakewood, NJ, who won in October: “I’m a Jersey Shore home gardener with sand as my soil base, so I have three large raised beds in my front yard. We’re surrounded by large oak trees, so the front […]

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 […]

Turn Cherry Tomatoes into Something Special

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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. 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 extraordinarily prolific. In fact, I’m still harvesting […]

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