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Drying Squash: Using the Sun or an Electric Dehydrator

In The Resilient Gardener (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010) scientist and gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields—resilience science, climate change, sustainable agriculture and more. In this book you’ll learn how to ...

Growing Squash and Preparing Your Harvest

In The Resilient Gardener (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010) scientist and gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields—resilience science, climate change, sustainable agriculture and more. In this book you’ll learn how to ...

Curing Squash for Better Flavor

In The Resilient Gardener (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010) scientist and gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields—resilience science, climate change, sustainable agriculture and more. In this book you’ll learn how to ...

Raised Bed Gardening: Plan Your Vegetables and Herbs in Fall

Fall isn’t a time to quit gardening. In fact, it’s the perfect time to plan your raised-bed gardens, according to gardeners Joy Bossi and Karen Bastow, authors ofJoy in Your Garden: A Seasonal Guide to Gardening(Cedar Fort, 2012). In this excerpt from the “September, October and ...

One-Block Feast: Fall Gardening Guide

Based on the James-Beard-Award-winning One-Block Diet, The One-Block Feast (Ten Speed Press, 2011) is the ultimate guide to eating local. Complete with seasonal garden plans, menus, 100 recipes and 15 food projects, this guide explains how to raise and produce everything needed for totally ...

Gardening Advice: Toxic Plants and Perennial Weeds

Your garden is supposed to be fun — a place to relax in and recharge your batteries, a source of beauty and pleasure. But all too often, things go wrong. Those expensive tulip bulbs you planted last fall never came up. Your lilac doesn’t bloom. The lawn looks terrible. And worst of all, you ...

Gardening Advice: Rose Problems and Solutions

Your garden is supposed to be fun — a place to relax in and recharge your batteries, a source of beauty and pleasure. But all too often, things go wrong. Those expensive tulip bulbs you planted last fall never came up. Your lilac doesn’t bloom. The lawn looks terrible. And worst of all, you ...

Grow Beautiful Roses

From June to September, roses add a special flourish to yards, gardens and public parks throughout the United States, but for many gardeners, tending roses may seem intimidating. With 23 years of experience, head gardener at Hershey Gardens in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Jamie Shiffer knows a thing ...

Spring Lawn and Landscape Tips

A beautiful landscape doesn’t happen on its own, but you can help your lawn, trees and shrubs get off to a healthy growing season with these tips.Clean Up: New spring growth can be hampered if it’s covered with debris. Clean out dead leaves, branches, trash or anything else that could ...

Memories of the Great Depression: Surviving the Depression Era

Memories of the Great Depression are etched deeply and permanently in my mind. These were bittersweet days, testing the mettle of people living during the depression era, as they sought ways to survive. And we did survive by faith, courage and ingenuity.During the spring and summers, people who ...

Working Community Garden

At this time of year here in our offices in eastern Kansas, I always feel like one of the luckiest of humans. Except for the heat, humidity, chiggers, ticks and mosquitoes, we have a delicious life here. And I do mean delicious.I know there are people working in offices where no one orders ...

Gardening: Invest in guaranteed growth in your own backyard

According to recently released survey results from the National Gardening Association (NGA), a $70 investment in home food gardening can yield, on average, a $600 return on the investment.“These numbers are based on a $2 per pound in-season market price of produce grown in a national average ...

Gardening: New uses for old garden hoses

When your old garden hose is worn and in poor repair, don't throw it out. Garden hoses can be used in a number of ways and will remain useful long after they cease being used for watering your lawn. Here are just a few inspiring ideas for your old hoses:Protect young treesWhen supporting young ...

On the Garden Path-Door County, Wisconsin

Every year, I anticipate summer’s arrival, which almost always involves a few days spent in Door County, Wis. The county – located on a peninsula that extends into Lake Michigan, with Green Bay on its west side – contains more than 300 miles of coastline. The tranquil setting can soothe ...

On The Garden Path-Winter-blooming plants complete a garden

It’s February, and we’ve hit those difficult weeks when winter has lost its charm, and the cold has yet to give any hint of giving way to spring. Gardeners are full of dreams and plans, and as the craving for flowers grows stronger, we threaten to do dangerous and extravagant things to ...

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