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Gardening according to Sally Forth

By Francesco Marciuliano; drawn by Craig Macintosh

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Growing carrots in containers

Easy. All you need is water, good, loose potting mix, some short-length carrot seeds, a little fertilizer, a sunny place, and water. Did I said water? A moist but not soggy soil is the key to growing carrots in containers….

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Early Broccoli

We can say our garden never sleeps. Presently, garlic, herbs, onion and broccoli plants are growing. With the warm late winter temperatures, we already started harvesting broccoli and it’s only early March. We used the overwinter technique a.k.a “hibernation” with…

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Seed Starting Mix

In the backyard gardening supply war, two belligerents works hard to have your patronage in 2012. In the orange corner: The Home Depot Inc teamed with Jiffy International Group owner of the Jiffypots and Ferry-Morse Seeds Co. In the blue…

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2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Fresh from the press, this is the new 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map ! Enter your Zip Code to find witch zone you are. In Central Maryland, we are now a zone 7a

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Got a new tool for Christmas!

Got a new tool for Christmas! It’s a multi-purpose garden knife from Jackson Tools, the professional tools division of Ames True Temper.I will say, this tool is a hybrid version between a narrow hand shovel and the traditional hori hori…

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Everything but the pie !

Welcome to the 2011 pumpkin weekend where, during Halloween weekend, the goal is to make dishes with the pumpkins we grow. Sadly this year, we had no carving pumpkin for Halloween. 😦 . The only one we had didn’t have…

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