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Deep Into Tomatoes

Supersauce Tomato in hand, 3 big Mamas on right  Yes, it’s been a hard season so far. Lotsa water has encouraged fungal diseases and blight among other things. But it seems churlish to complain since we’re often faced with drought,…

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You Say Tomayto I Say Tomahto

   Tomatoes are what most gardeners who grow veggies wait for all year. For some, fresh, summer-ripe tomatoes are so key to summertime eating that they’re the only things they grow. That first juicy slicer right off their own plants…

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Beans by Any Other Name

  Bean plants before the zukes grew, produced and collapsed Our beans have begun to come in – a great blessing, in my books, because I love French green beans, those slim little things that look like they were cradle-robbed…

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Tomatoes and Rhubarb and Squashes, Oh My!

Rhubarb and the season’s 1st cherry tomatoes And so it begins. Every year I look forward to the garden producing fresh vegetables. Every year, I plan, prep, plant, and – most years and this one is no exception – get…

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Book Review: Protect Your Garden

Protect Your Garden: Eco-Friendly Solutions for Healthy Plants by Ed Rosenthal is a great book for young gardeners and young-in-experience gardeners, but it’s also one more experienced gardeners will occasionally take into the garden, too. It’s very well organized, helped tremendously for those…

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Got Garlic Scapes?

Cut scapes (the lime is for the gin and tonic not tempura) I just noticed them a few days ago – they kinda hide in all the leaves that the hardneck garlic has sent up over the last two months….

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Book Review of Gardening for Geeks

Gardening for Geeksby Christy Wilhelmi packs a big punch of great practical organic information, ideas, projects, and philosophy into a lot of small, easily digestible pieces. Bright and informative without being preachy, the book includes a huge range of stuff…

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