Recent Vegetable Gardening Articles


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9 Easy Garden Plants for Hardworking People

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 26, 2016

It’s a common dilemma … you love the looks of a flourishing garden, but don’t have a lot of time or energy to put into keeping it up. You’re too busy with the...


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Beginning Gardener Tips that Anyone Can Use

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 24, 2015

You may have always wanted a garden, but not been quite sure that you were the green-thumbed type. Or perhaps until now you were living in a house or apartment without a suitable outdoor...


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Use a Patio Planter to Grow Fresher, Easier Veggies

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 08, 2014

Who says you can't grow vegetables on a concrete patio? When you use a raised container, it's as easy as spinach pie -- even easier, in fact, than conventional veggie gardening. You...


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Composting in the Snow

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 11, 2014

If you love gardening, chances are good that you don't view winter as hibernation season. Instead, you want to keep busy with your hobby (obsession?), even when the weather is too chilly...


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11 Unexpected Results of Joining a CSA

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 17, 2014

Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is a great way to eat fresh, cheap, and local. The way it works is simple: You sign up for a share in the produce – predominately...


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8 Green Solutions to Garden Bug Problems

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 13, 2014

Munch! Munch! That should be the sound of you happily chowing down on organic veggies picked fresh from your home garden. But all too often, any munching that’s going on is being...


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What’s a Home Gardener to Do With Too Many Tomatoes?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 12, 2014

You’ve been anticipating this moment for months, hovering over your precious tomato plants with tender loving care since they began to sprout. Now your hard work is paying off....


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10 Plants that Will Thrive in Your Vertical Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 11, 2014

Planting a vertical garden is a wonderful way to make the most of limited outdoor space. A small backyard or a balcony can be transformed into a thriving fruit and vegetable patch....