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Safe Food Preservation
Are you still putting up pickles the way your Aunt Agatha always did? Do you can your beans and tomatoes the way your mother showed you years ago? Although these passed-down recipes and techniques...
Cast Your Vote
Would you like to help pick this year's American Garden Award (AGA) winner and learn about some exciting new plants at the same time? The AGA, administered by the All-America...
Garden to Plate Safety
Handling fruits and vegetables safely doesn't just apply to preservation methods. It starts right when we harvest our fresh produce. Keeping food safe from garden to plate is especially important...
Love Em and Leave Em
It won't be too much longer before leaves begin to change color and fall in many parts of the country. Unfortunately, all that organic matter falling to earth is too often raked up and discarded,...
In the Garden
I made a visit to the Berkeley Botanical Garden this week. Kudos to the gardeners there who keep the weeds at bay and still manage to maintain a magnificent collection of plants from all around the world.
For those of you who have not been there, the...
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Favorite or New Plant
Hops I am having great success with a hop plant that I planted in a friend's garden last spring. It is...
Clever Gardening Technique
Semi Hardwood Cuttings Summer is the ideal time to take semi-hardwood cuttings from roses. When leaves are mature and...
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- Irrigate Permanent Plantings
- Groom Roses
- Pick Peas
- Water Longer and Less Frequently
- Pick up Fallen Fruit