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Make a Peanut Butter Bird Feeder
Starting Seeds in a Jar
Making a Seed Mosaic Medallion
All about Swiss Chard
Easy to grow from seed and produces a long-lasting crop. Read article
Win the Race for the First Ripe Tomato
Tips for winning the race! Read article
Grow Sprouts to Eat
Grow Elf Sunflowers
Pasta Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette Recipe
A featured recipe from Heinz Vinegar.  A light meal on its own, or a tasty side dish to complement any sandwich or entrée. This salad travels well for picnics or tailgate parties, just make a double batch for a larger crowd. Read article

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • How can you tell when it is time to harvest the backyard apple, peach, pear and cherry trees? Time the picking to coincide with the fruit being fully ripe to yield its peak of flavor and nutrition. Here’s what to look for:
    - The fruit will look ripe. Its skin will be flush with color rather than the green shade it had while developing all summer.
    - The fruit will feel ripe. It will yield to a gentle squeeze indicating the flesh has softened somewhat.
    - It will also smell ripe becoming pleasantly fragrant, especially when the sun has warmed it.
    - The best indication that fruit is ready for picking is that it picks easily. Truly ripe fruit virtually falls into your hand when grasped. But harvest before it drops onto the ground and attracts bees.