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Lisa Colburn

Lisa Colburn is a crazy gardener, great cook and author of The Maine Garden Journal.

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Kate Copsey

Kate also hosts the popular radio show "America's Home Grown Veggies" heard every Saturday on American's Web Radio.

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Katie Elzer-Peters
 

Katie Elzer-Peters is the author of Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening, Carolinas Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, Southern Fruit and Vegetable Gardening,  and many others books. 

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Steve Asbell

Steve Asbell is an illustrator, the author of Plant by Numbers and blogger of The Rainforest Garden.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Fall salad crops can be difficult to start because garden soil is often very warm when seeds need to be planted. To trick the internal mechanism that allows seeds to germinate in warm ground, freeze them for a week or two.
    Or start seeds indoors in flats where it’s cool, and transplant seedlings into the garden immediately after germination. Be sure to include winter or cold-hardy lettuce varieties when planting. They will take temperatures down into the 20s with little or no protection. ‘Little Caesar’, Buttercrunch’ lettuces, ‘Frizz E’endive and ‘Baby’s Leaf Hybrid’ spinach are good choices. When the thermometer dips below freezing, lay an old bed sheet or floating row cover directly over the lettuce, endive and spinach for protection.