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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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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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How to Create a “3 Sisters” Garden

For centuries, many First Nations groups across North America have cultivated three plants that worked together in perfect symbiosis: corn, beans, and squash (or pumpkin).

10 Great Mini Vegetables for Container Gardens

Miniature and dwarf vegetables are ideal for allotments, balcony gardens, window boxes, and indoor containers. Check out these 10 heirloom varieties for small spaces.

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.

25 Vegetables for a Medieval Potager Garden

Have you heard of a potager garden before? The term comes from the French word "potage", which basically means "soup pot". As such, a potager garden features ingredients to toss into soup or stew. Clever, isn't it?

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Compost Tea: How to Brew It and Use It in Your Garden

Some people get high tech and use a fish tank aerator for their compost tea, but I just use my stick to slosh everything around for about an hour until it's properly frothy.

Pickles!

If you don't love pickles, don't bother reading this one. Seriously, it's all about beloved pickled vegetables, from gherkins and bread-and-butter pickle slices to spicy pickled beets, cauliflower, and sauerkraut.