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How to Grow, Cure and Store Pumpkins
In this video, learn how to grow pumpkins—as well as when and how to cure and store your home-grown...
How to Freeze Spinach and Other Greens
Here are tips on how to freeze spinach, swiss chard, and beet greens so that you can enjoy them at...
If, like me, you grow or receive more zucchini in August than you know what to do with, this post...
Drying Basil, Tomatoes and Paprika
Drying is one of the oldest forms of preservation in the world. Virtually all indigenous tribes...
Over-the-counter Herbs For Self-Health?
Have you considered trying an over-the-counter (OTC) herbal remedy to treat a medical condition, or...
The Real Pumpkin Pie
The first Thanksgiving dinner really did include pumpkin pie. Pilgrim cooks hollowed out small...
Fall Tasks: Harvest, Store & Plant
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage. I...
Strategic Moves: Tips for Easier Gardening
Strategic Moves, Stuart Wood’s New York Times best-selling mystery, is one of my favorite books,...
Succession Planting using the Garden Planner
Succession Planting is where you grow more than one crop in the same area of ground during...
Antiquity Blooms in My Garden
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows. I’ve...
Taste Summer Now with Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
In grocery stores and at farmers’ markets all over, fresh fruit and berries are beginning to appear...
March is Jam-Packed with New Plants and Ideas
I thought I’d seen all the new stuff for 2013. Wrong! Two veteran seed companies have sprung a...
Salad from Garbage
I couldn’t believe what I saw on Facebook a couple weeks ago—lettuce growing in a glass of water. ...
The Color Purple
I love purple, from my favorite plum designer-knockoff handbag to violet pansies in my late winter ...
Catalogues & More on Onions
Seed catalogue companies mostly send out their magazines in December. This is the period when most...
Invasion of the Garden Catalogs
The first one arrived in mid-November. My mailbox still overflows daily with garden catalogs. I...
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes and hotness. A green...
An Almanac Minute: Jack-o'-lanterns
Do you know the origins and history of the Jack-o’-lantern? Here’s the scoop on carved pumpkins—in...
The Great Pumpkin
New England state fairs made pumpkin history in late September. Just one day after a New Hampshire...
Potpourri: from the best annuals to giant cabbages
As I begin autumn cleanup, it’s productive to observe what grew the best, bloomed the most...
Making Garlic Powder
Garlic is a wonderful and powerful savory addition. It jazzes up many recipes and also contains...
More Winding Down a Difficult Season
If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing. #1: High...
Broccoli has many followers and also abundant detractors. For those who have only tasted the...
More Thinning and Trellising
Thinning Vegetables 2 Thinning vegetables in the garden is a chore that lasts for most of the...
Thinning Vegetables and Herbs in the Garden
Thinning the vegetable and herb crops, I think, is one of the hardest jobs in the garden. Once the...
I find that getting seeds to germinate properly is the most difficult aspect of planting the garden...
Fresh Fruit Crisp: My Easy Last-Minute Dessert
I never plan ahead with my desserts unless it's a special occasion. So, the old-fashioned fruit...
Tomatoes: Fruit or Vegetable?
Last blog I asked you what edibles you would plant if you were limited to only three. The response...
Garlic's History of Healing
You might know garlic simply as your favorite fall crop, but it also has a long history of healing...
Zucchini Potato Soup and Herbed Popovers
These recipes for Zucchini Potato Soup and Herbed Popovers complement each other perfectly. Cozy...
Never Say "No" to Zucchini!
It’s that time of year: Friends, neighbors, coworkers, even some side-of-the-road vegetable vendors...
Great Garden Plants
Looking for great garden plants? Here are plants lists and advice for different types of gardens....
Vegetable Garden Plans
This vegetable garden plan and plant list will please your palate! Harvesting fresh veggies, herbs...
Butternut Squash Soup Recipe from Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn about the health benefits of butternut squash, a “super vegetable”, and see...
Seasonal Crafts: How to Make a Pumpkin-Seed Necklace
This year, when you hollow out that Halloween pumpkin, save the seeds to make a cool and colorful...
Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe—It’s Dessert!
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of...
Parsnips, popular with ancient Greeks and Romans, were brought over to the Americas with the...
Plant Guide: Vegetables & Herbs
Welcome to our plant guide to vegetables and herbs! Our plant pages provide essential planting and...
A Cook's Garden: Corn, Okra, Shallots
[product:36703, See %p in action. It has so many uses!] Grow a cook's garden for fresh tastes on...
How to Clean and Cook Pumpkin
Here are tips on how to clean a pumpkin for cooking—plus five delicious pumpkin recipes! First,...
Blog: The Tomato Circle: Planting Tomatoes Horizontally
I think I learned something last weekend about growing tomatoes. A woman at the high school plant...
Baby Vegetable Gardening
Imagine the fun of growing ripe, red tomatoes that are no bigger than a pea; crisp, flavorful heads...
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