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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 [...]

Getting the Most of a Short Growing S...

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The curved metal frames support tarps that protect crops when nights are cold. Garlic always does very well here. We love it, and the harvest keeps well through the winter. And then there is the cabbage: pretty as a picture, and wonderful in sauerkraut! When it comes to gardening, we find that the best teachers are other gardeners, such as Ba [...]

From the Reviews: VegTrug Keeps Crops...

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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 VegTrugs to expand my garden [...]

Meet Maura, Winner of the Wish List C...

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The first phase of our sundial raised bed food garden Dave and Maura Hosta and columbine under the honeylocust trees 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 [...]

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