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How to Plant “Irish” Potatoes

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Hands down, “Irish” potatoes are THE most fun to grow of all vegetables. Not only are they easy to grow, harvesting is like digging for buried treasure. Kids and adults alike go crazy when digging them up. At some point you may need to take the shovel away before they dig up your entire garden! […]

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Apartment Gardening in 4 Square Feet (in Winter)

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I’ve written 3 posts about square foot gardening, the most I’ve written about any topic, but was compelled to add yet another! I have to be honest, I’m quite skeptical of the chapter on gardening on pavement. I can’t help it. There is so little soil involved, and my gardening mind cannot wrap itself around […]

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Carrot Soup from REAL Carrots!

I often post about the flavor and freshness of food grown in a home garden. This week I thought it would be fun to take you through the process of picking, cleaning, cooking and eating said produce! Recently I experimented and made carrot soup. I’ve never actually made it before, so I wasn’t sure I’d […]

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Flowering Tree: Flowering Pear

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In late winter to early spring, the flowering pear absolutely bursts into the street tree scene. The white blooms are followed by shiny green foliage that stays on the tree until fall. Once fall arrives, the leaves turn shades of gold, purple and orange, and then drop to the ground. Pear Problems: Not all flowering […]

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Winter/Spring Flowering Tree: Purple Leaf Flowering Plum

There are many varieties of flowering plums (Prunus cerasifera). In late winter or early spring, abundant white or varying shades of pink flowers cover the tree, depending on the variety. Although the tree is called a “flowering” plum, many varieties also bear edible fruit, ranging from sour to bland in flavor. P.c. ‘Hollywood’ bears good […]

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Flowering Tree: Western Redbud

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Western Redbud (Cercis occidentalis) is a flowering tree tree for all seasons. In late winter/spring (depending on your climate) it produces small clusters of purplish-pink blooms on bare branches, followed by flat, bean-like seedpods. As the flowers fade, attractive, heart-shaped leaves begin to open. In autumn, leaves provide fall color, and the bean pods remain […]

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Flowering Shrubs: Flowering Quince

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Flowering quince (Chaenomeles species) is a gem for any garden. It’s one of the first shrubs to bloom each year and can really add a splash of needed color to your garden. Flower color can be white, pink, orange or red and some varieties have double blooms. Flowering quince is a compact and tough shrub. […]

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Flowering Tree: Tulip Tree

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Every time I pass the saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana) outside my house, I have to stop and admire its splendor. During most of the year, this tree blends into the background, but in mid-to late winter or spring (depending on your climate) it produces a riot of gorgeous, purplish pink flowers that look like tulips, […]

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Planting Potatoes Video

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Artichokes

Although expensive at the store, artichokes are quite easy to grow if you live in the right zone. In zones 8-9, artichokes grow year round, become dormant in the winter, and then return in spring. In other zones, artichokes must be grown as an annual. Check at a local nursery to see if they are […]

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