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Pumpkins for 2014: Something Differen...

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Kakai pumpkin. Photos: High Mowing Organic Seeds Trying to pick a pumpkin for 2014? Consider these recommendations from Gwenael Engelskirchen, who tests new varieties for High Mowing Organic Seeds. I’m seeing a lot more interest in the unusual varieties, such as the ones with seeds that don’t have thick hulls. Here are some of my [...]

How Do You Grow? By the Row or by the...

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Hey, vegetable gardeners! Tell us you preferred growing style and you could win a set of Tomato Ladders or Tomato Cages. When you plant your vegetable garden, do you use the square-foot technique or do you garden in rows? Vote in our Facebook poll — and express your opinion further by leaving a comment. Vote here: http://bit.ly/1frJ0fZ and w [...]

Pattypan Squash: Compact, Productive ...

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Pattypan squash, grown and photographed by Kate Stauffacher Like many gardeners, Kate Stauffacher tried something new last season: pattypan squash, which looks a little bit like a flying saucer. “They were great additions to our garden. Because they produced so many squash, I had to try all sorts of recipes plus give many to family and [...]

What on Earth is DE?

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Diatomaceous Earth, featured in a 1984 Gardener’s Supply catalog Diatomaceous Earth Back in 1984, when we first started selling 4-pound bags of Diatomaceous Earth, people often asked, “What exactly is it?” Well, 20 years later, people are still asking. Diatomaceous Earth, also known as DE, is made from the mineral remains of [...]

Tomatoes and Peppers Thrive on Brewer...

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Alan Edwards shared this photo with his product review of the Revolution Planter. He uses the top of the planter to grow peppers. To keep them watered, he’s set up a drip irrigation system. Alan has used the top half of the Revolution Planter to grow peppers. Tomatoes grow from the bottom. When you review a product on gardeners.com, you [...]

Redefining the Cubicle Farm with a Gr...

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Chris Ahrens, marketer and cubicle farmer This gray cubicle needs some life. It needs a garden! 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 [...]

My Great Pumpkin

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Lisa Daniels and her big pumpkin 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 with big leaves. I was careful with all the v [...]

Birds Make Themselves at Home in Vege...

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Cardinals nesting in Tammy Waldrop’s cherry tomato plant 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. Gracie The first nest of cardinals was built in a Sungold cherry tomato plant back in 2006, about the first week of June, Tammy s [...]

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