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Recent Vegetable Gardening Articles


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Grow the Best Veggies to Save Money

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 18, 2014

Vegetable gardening brings you all kinds of benefits – reducing your carbon footprint and your consumption of pesticides, providing an opportunity to get healthy exercise outdoors,...


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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....


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Natural Fixes for Poor Garden Soil

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 28, 2014

If your garden plants are flopping instead of flourishing, the problem could well be your soil. Many enthusiastic amateur gardeners believe that any soil problems can be fixed by adding...


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Bumper Crop of Cucumbers? Here’s What to Do

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 27, 2014

Now’s the time when (hopefully) your vegetable garden seems to start exploding with produce. Cucumbers are one of the most prolific veggies, to the point where you may feel overwhelmed...


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Tomatoes and Your Health

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 15, 2014

Toxic nightshade or wonder food? The claims for and against the healthfulness of the common tomato are many and varied. Let’s take a closer look at the reported pros and cons...