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Using Vegetables From Stem-to-Root
By consuming only part of our vegetables, we miss opportunities for added flavor and nutrition and waste food. Read article
Designing with Roses
One hard-working rose bush is a good thing, but you needn’t limit yourself. Read article
Growing Strawberries
Soft succulent strawberries are difficult to find store bought. The answer is to grow your own – too soft to ship but unmatched for flavor. See how easy it is. Watch Video
Growing Radishes
Radishes are one of the quickest and tastiest crops to grow in early spring and again in fall. See how easy it is to grow in your garden. Watch Video
How to Grow Poppies
One of the prettiest flowers to grow in a garden. Read article
How to store tender bulbs over the winter
Preserve your favorite summer flowers. Read article
Companion Planting Guide
Build good plant communities when planning your garden. Read article
How to bring tender herbs inside for winter
Keep your green thumb working through the winter. Read article

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Potting healthy plants in dirty containers invites disease pathogens. Scrub used pots inside and outside with a soft brush using a solution of mild dish washing detergent and warm water. Place small plastic pots on the top shelf of the dishwasher for an even more thorough cleaning. Remove the crusty residues from fertilizer salts by wetting them with vinegar and scrubbing with a stiff brush.

    To clean stained and moldy terra-cotta pots simply soak them in a solution of 1 part household bleach to 9 parts water for a few minutes. Air-dry and rinse in clean water.
    To clean pots containing plants, cover the plant with a paper or plastic bag. Spray the bleach solution on outer pot surfaces rather than dipping it. Allow to dry and then rinse. Scrub stubborn spots gently with a vegetable brush while rinsing.