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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 […]

Good Ideas Grow in the Pumpkin Patch

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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 harvested 29 sugar pumpkins, tended by Deborah Miuccio, our test gardener. We never expected such a […]

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 Beautiful and Bountiful

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As the gardening season goes on, it’s a challenge to keep a front-yard vegetable garden looking good. Early crops are harvested, lettuce bolts in the heat … what’s next? You have to think ahead. Here at Gardener’s Supply, we have a set of raised beds at the front door, where I just harvested a fat […]

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