Archive | January, 2011
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National Seed Swap Day

Saturday, January 29, 2010 is National Seed Swap Day! Nation Seed Swap Day was started five years ago by Washington Gardener Magazine. Observed on the last Saturday of January, Washington Gardener Magazine celebrates by holding a Seed Exchange on that date every year in the Washington-DC area. In a relatively short amount of time National Seed [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Lean Mean Winter Chili

We have been experiences a bout of snowy weather here on the east coast, and there is something about a cold snowy evening that makes me crave a hot bowl of chili and fresh baked corn bread. Chili is a great hearty meal that can be stretched to accommodate any unexpected dinner guests and with most ingredients straight from [...]

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Guide to Birdhouses

Your garden lays at rest covered in a blanket of fresh snow but as most gardeners know, winter is the perfect time to plan for spring. Just as gardeners are scouring through seed catalogs, now is also the time to plan what kind of birds you want to attract this year to your yard and [...]

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Sprout’s Giveaway: “Healthy Garden Healthy You”

Here at MasterGardening.com we can’t get enough of Dr. Earth’s Organic Fertilizers. They are a fantastic product. Most fertilizers only feed the plants but not the soil the plants are growing in. The founder of Dr. Earth, Milo Shammas says, “The nutrition your fruits and vegetables provide you is only as good as the nutrition [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Kale Pizza

Kale is a much under loved winter vegetable. When prepared correctly kale is delicious and very nutritious. Kale is part of the cabbage family, with leaf colors ranging from light green to dark green, and violet to violet-brown.  Kale can be grown well into winter and actually has a sweeter taste once exposed to a [...]

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Inc. Magazine honors MasterGardening.com on Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine honors MasterGardening.com on Inc. 5000

 Frederick, MD – MasterGardening.com, a leader in gardening supplies and décor, announced today that it has been named on Inc. Magazine’s fourth annual Inc. 5000. Named the #179 fastest growing consumer products and services company in the country and #3299 overall on the prestigious list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Joining MasterGardening.com [...]

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Gardening Tip: Compost Tea Ice Cubes

Gardening Tip: Compost Tea Ice Cubes

When watering indoor house plants avoid the mess by placing a few ice cubes on the soil. The ice cubes will melt slowly giving your plant time to absorb all the water. Make the ice cubes nutritious for your plants by freezing compost tea in ice cube trays. Water and feed in one simple, mess [...]

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Homemade Cleaning Products: Economical and Eco-Friendly

When the snow starts to fall I fall down with cabin fever. Being trapped indoors makes me restless, however it is a great time to get some much needed cleaning done around the house. Only downside to cleaning in the winter is you can’t open a window to air out the cleaning fumes from all [...]

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Gardening with Children: Avocado Plant

Gardening with Children: Avocado Plant

Yesterday we posted a terrific avocado recipe for Garlicky Guacamole. Well, here at Mastergardening.com we like to make use of as much of the fruit or vegetable that we can. (The skin of an avocado can be used to serve salad or dip in.) Therefore, we had to find a second life for our avocado pit and [...]

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Sprout’s Giveaway: Heavy-duty 1 Qt. Thistle Feeder

Win our Heavy-duty 1 Qt. Thistle Feeder! The Thistle Tube Feeder is especially designed to dispense thistle (nyjer) seed. The feeders have tiny holes that make the seed available to only small-beaked finches such as goldfinches, redpolls and pine siskins. Hang your thistle feeder from a tree or place it on post. The feeder is has [...]

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