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Fall Vegetables: It’s Not Too Late to Plant Yours!

September has arrived. Here, the weather seems to have remembered that we really haven’ t had summer yet, and it’s supposed to be in...
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Installing New Landscaping, Part 2: Building the Bed

It’s probably been almost two weeks since I finished doing all the digging for the new landscaping I have been plotting and planning for...
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Installing New Landscaping, Part 1: Planning Your Bed

My house’s northern exposure is  a barren wasteland. North: the land of shade, cold and damp. North, the land of the Great White Wall...
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Onion Harvest: Pulling & Storing Alliums

After months of admiring their lovely blue-green foliage–and cooking with them–my onions finally declared they were ready to be harvested. Like my garlic and...
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Getting Your Vegetable Garden Ready for Fall: Mid-Summer Planting

It’s mid-summer. Already. We’re full-swing in the middle of eating season, and the annual crop of pictures of Louisville Slugger-sized zucchinis and bird-pecked tomatoes...
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Take This To A Picnic: Red Rainbow Slaw

We have a salad with dinner virtually every night, especially lately now that our garden is filled to overflowing with leafy things to eat....
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No, They Don’t Taste Like Socks: Why You Should Grow (and Eat!) Beets

I was one of those weird kids. You know: the kind who enjoyed classical music, read at an early age, and liked pickled beets...
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Forget the Veggies: Eat Your Flowers

I recently added a couple of new elements to our nightly dinner salad. Along with the usual lettuce, greens and herbs, I topped our...
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Free Stuff in the Garden: Waste Not, Want Not

This winter, our beautiful maple tree finally gave in to the many insults of snow and ice it had endured, and went from a...
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Kid’s Choice: Growing Strawberries

I’ve always been a fan of pick-your-own produce farms. Fresh-picked fruit is night-and-day different from store-bought, and if you’re willing to put in a...