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Game Day Garden Cuisine

Game Day Garden Cuisine

Professional Football’s regular season starts tonight! If your family is anything like mine they are pretty excited for football to start back up. Why not celebrate tonight’s Packers vs. Saints game with football appropriate munchies with a garden fresh flare! My favorite snack while watching a game has always been guacamole! Check out our Garlicky [...]

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How to Prepare Your Garden for a Hurricane

Hurricane season is in full swing! With hurricane Irene an imminent threat to the entire east coast it is a good time to review proper hurricane prep for the yard and garden. Here are our tips for keeping your home and garden safe from high winds and rain. Safety First. The most important, can’t stress [...]

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Planting Now for a Fall Garden

Planting Now for a Fall Garden

Now is the time to plant your fall garden and get a few more months of fresh vegetables. Some plants produce higher quality and more flavorful vegetables when they are allowed to mature during cooler weather, which makes late summer/early fall the perfect time for these veggies. While there is still plenty of time to [...]

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Garden Spotlight – August 2011

A new month is starting again and that means we have a new Garden Spotlight winner! We feature a different garden each month picking from garden photos submitted by our readers and loyal customer. Congratulations Cathy Lafrenz your garden is the winner of our August Garden Spotlight! Cathy we will be getting your MasterGardening.com gift card right out to [...]

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Black Bottom Tomatoes: What’s the Cause and How to Fix it

You head out into the garden to check the progress of your prized tomatoes only to find dark waterlogged spots on the bottom of the fruit. You then check your zucchini and notice the blossom end of the small fruit has shriveled and turned brown. Don’t panic!  While your plants are suffering from a disease, [...]

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Asparagus: Male vs Female

Asparagus: Male vs Female

I have been getting a lot of questions about asparagus over on our Facebook page. There seems to be some fear of the asparagus spreading and taking over the garden. Questions about what healthy asparagus plants should look like and what’s the difference between male and female plants. Well I am here to clear up [...]

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Out with the Bolting in with the Seeds

As I mentioned last week we have had some bolting greens in the community garden over the last few weeks due to record heat and no rain. Our collards were the first to go followed shortly after by the spinach. Those spring greens just couldn’t take the heat. Luckily for us temperatures have now settled [...]

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Growing My Way? Heat Waves Lead to Shade Huts

With temperatures rising across the country many gardeners are now witnessing their early spring crops starting to bolt. Our company garden has seen a heat wave with record highs and a 3 week dry spell that caused our collards and spinach to go to seed. We cleaned them out depositing the stems in our composter [...]

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A Very ‘Green’ Greenhouse

Last week we introduced you to our friends at Grow Food, Grow Hope, a wonderful AmeriCorps* VISTA project in Wilmington, Ohio. Today the Grow Food Grow Hope VISTA volunteers are back to show you an inventive use for your plastic pop or soda bottles. Going from this      ————————————————      to this! Guest Post by: [...]

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Celebrate Father’s Day in the Garden

Every spring my dad would head out into the yard to prep his garden plot for new plantings. Our yard and garden was a point of pride and a great hobby for my father. My mother loved her flower beds but the vegetable garden and lawn were dad’s territory. He would spend endless hours tilling, [...]

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