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Introduction to Composting

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  Here’s a gem of advice: Composting is nothing more than putting your garden and kitchen scraps in one place. There, isn’t that easy? Here are a few tips to get you started. You cannot do this wrong. The worst …

Digging Deeper: Garden Know-How

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  One of the reasons gardening is a life-long endeavor is that there is always something new to learn about, be it a new garden style, plant, theory, environment or micro-climate. You can scrap your garden and start anew with …

The Sensory Garden

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Fair warning: If you were to do a quick Internet search on sensory gardens, you may be a bit overwhelmed. Sensory gardens are often designed to stimulate the senses of young children; to highlight a particular sense, such as smell …

Edible Spotlight: Cleopatra Oregano

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  Add a winner to your herb garden: Cleopatra is a 2015 All-America Winner. Unlike Greek and Italian oreganos, ‘Cleopatra’ has a mild, spicy flavor with a hint of peppermint. Many cooks prefer adding ‘Cleopatra’ to their roasted vegetables and …

Time to Move, Slowly, Back Outdoors

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If you have tubers in winter storage you are probably getting ready to move them back into the garden. But is it too early? Late spring temperatures can fluctuate, leaving some gardeners pondering if this is the week for planting …

Container Gardening

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  Why has container gardening been a constant feature of gardening for centuries? Easy—you can do anything in a container, from growing edibles to pagoda dogwoods to vining plants to a prairie in miniature. Be it a plain plastic pot …