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Winter Greens: Grow Mache in Zone 9b

Mache grows in loose, low rosettes and is also known as: lamb’s lettuce, corn salad, field salad, nut salad, and Rapunzel. It’s a cool-weather crop and in zone 9b doesn’t need winter protection.

Extend Your Growing Season into Winter with Cold Frames

You don't have to stop gardening just because winter is approaching. Learn how to keep growing food with cold frames!

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How to Save Your Seeds

If you've grown some varieties that you really love, be sure to save a bunch of their seeds, both to grow again next year, and to trade with your friends/family.

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10 Essential Gardening Tools (Plus a Few Extras that We Love)

Are you new to gardening? Or just expanding your garden toolshed? Here are 10 of the most invaluable tools for all your growing needs.

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Sowing Peas on St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that throughout the United Kingdom and parts of the USA, it's considered lucky to sow peas on St. Patrick's Day? In temperate areas, the ground has thawed enough by March 17th that peas can be planted, and sowing early will ensure a bountiful spring/early summer harvest.

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The Green Conspiracy Garden Planner

The Green Conspiracy Garden Planner has everything a gardener could need for a successful growing season, in a truly elegant package.

13 Black Vegetables for a Gothic Garden

Believe it or not, goths love to grow food too! Here are 13 beautiful, delicious black vegetables to grow in your own garden of spooky delights.

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The Importance of Urban Gardening

Humans may be moving to cities more and more. We may be seeing a decline in health, and in biodiversity. We may be losing touch with nature. But with some enthusiasm, wisdom, and community, cities don't have to be desolate.

Interesting Varieties to Explore in 2019

Sometimes I get terribly daring and pick something random that I've never grown before, just for the sake of experimentation. These are a few varieties I'm eyeing for 2019.