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Posts in category Vegetable Gardening

Redefining the Cubicle Farm with a Grow Light

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Given a choice of where to plant a garden, I bet most gardeners would choose their backyard or community garden. For me, it’s my desk … at work. With winter in full swing and the ground hard as a rock, outdoor gardening is not an option for the next few months. How do I harvest […]

My Great Pumpkin

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I had always wanted a “giant pumpkin” as a kid, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was fun to watch it grow, once I could see I was going to have a keeper. Guest Post You need a good amount of space to grow a big pumpkin. The vines get pretty long […]

Birds Make Themselves at Home in Vegetable Garden

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Though it seems unlikely that birds would build a nest in a tomato plant, they’ve done it twice in Tammy Waldrop’s garden in New Caney, TX. The first nest of cardinals was built in a Sungold cherry tomato plant back in 2006, about the first week of June, Tammy says. “A couple weeks or so […]

Getting the Most of a Short Growing Season in Oregon

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When it comes to gardening, we find that the best teachers are other gardeners, such as Barbara Black, who lives in Oregon’s high desert. We’re amazed to see such and abundant and varied harvest in Barbara’s garden. Although our mailing address is Burns, OR, we actually live 45-minutes from Burns, in an area made up […]

From the Reviews: VegTrug Keeps Crops Out of Backyard Floods

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We recently received this photo of our VegTrug® Patio Garden with a review from “Retired and loving it,” Columbus, GA. “I bought the first one last year to plant butter beans and save my back when picking. My back yard literally has a river run through it during heavy rains, so I bought two more […]

Meet Maura, Winner of the Wish List Contest

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The winner of the 2013 Win Your Wish List Contest is Maura Rawn, who tends several gardens with her husband, Dave, in Ohio. I don’t usually enter contests but I am such a fan of gardeners.com that it seemed like a contest I should enter — guess my hunch was right! I have been a […]

Self-Watering Innovations in Santa Fe, NM

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What if you took the concept of “self-watering” a step further by adding a hose to fill the reservoir? Lincoln Mulkey of Santa Fe, NM, has done it. To stay on top of watering chores, Lincoln customized two sections of hose to fill the reservoirs on his Tomato Success Kits. “I am a lazy urban […]

Shared Seed Yields Gorgeous, Gray Pumpkin

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There’s something special about planting a seed that’s shared from one gardener to another. Humble and brown, a single seed can mature into a beautiful flower or a gigantic vegetable. Kate and Pete Spain grew the pumpkin, above, from seed they got from a fellow gardener. “We were given the seeds by a nice older […]

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