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Book Review: The Manual of Seed Saving

The Manual of Seed Saving

The Manual of Seed Saving Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits by Andrea Heistinger 344 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $39.95 Growing from seed has always been a standard practice of gardeners, especially those who …

Book Review: Gardening by Cuisine

Gardening by Cuisine

Gardening by Cuisine by Patti Moreno 256 pages Sterling, 2013 List price: $18.95 With the second season upon us, we get another chance to grow what we like to eat and “The Garden Girl” Patti Moreno gives us a good …

Book Review: The Speedy Vegetable Garden

The Speedy Vegetable Garden

The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono & Lia Leendertz 208 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $18.95 Some people aren’t into gardening and some people are obsessed with it. The Speedy Vegetable Garden is for those that are somewhere …

How to Improve Store-Bought Compost

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Want to create a compost but don’t have enough materials to get started? Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin of Little House in the Suburbs share how to adapt purchased compost to reflect the richness of homemade compost.

Book Review: Little House in the Suburbs

Little House in the Suburbs

Little House in the Suburbs Backyard farming and home skills for self-sufficient living by Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskin 256 pages Betterway Home, 2012 List price: $22.99 With self-sufficiency gaining in popularity, the timing is perfect for a book like …

Growing ‘Minnesota Midget’ Cantaloupe

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

‘Minnesota Midget’ cantaloupe is a backyard gardener’s dream. These super-sweet, softball-size muskmelons grow on unusual three- to four-foot vines. You can even grow ‘Minnesota Midget’ in a container on your patio, because it is that well behaved. Each plant will …

Garden How-To :: Episode 10: All Garden Bugs

In this episode of Garden How-To, Kathy Cropp discusses beneficial and damaging insects commonly encountered in gardens. She interviews her daughter, Darcy Cropp, a certified pesticide applicator and market grower of flowers and vegetables, for her perspective. This episode includes …