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Entries for 2012 (37)
Nov 5, 2012
Plan now for holiday gifts from the garden
Theresa Loe  Associate Producer | Growing A Greener World
It may be fall, but the gift-giving holidays will be upon us before we know it! As gardeners, we can share a little bit of our garden during the holidays through garden-harvested gifts. It can be as....

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Oct 9, 2012
Harvesting vegetables in prime time – savor the flavors!
Joe Lamp’l  Executive Producer and Host | Growing a Greener World
Harvesting vegetables at their peak of freshness comes down to two things: experience and good timing. With so many things to grow, how do you know the best time for harvesting? Start with days to....

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Sep 24, 2012
Keep kids learning in the garden – even after school starts
Theresa Loe  Associate Producer | Growing A Greener World
Yes, it is that time of year already. The kids are back in school and the long days of summer have ended. However, just because the kids aren’t home all day doesn’t mean we stop teaching....

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Sep 13, 2012
Gardening brings health to life
Jen Haugen  Gardening Dietician, Austin Hy-Vee
This statement summarizes the inspiration behind the “Sprouts – Get Out and Grow” garden and cooking program at Hy-Vee in Austin, Minn. The program was founded on two things: teaching....

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Sep 6, 2012
Myth-busting your garden: Keep your pets safe outdoors
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
We all love our pets, but our gardens and what we plant in them could make them sick. If your four-legged friends enjoy keeping you company while outdoors, read up on common misconceptions so they stay....

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Aug 29, 2012
How to savor summer with grilled corn and herbs
Theresa Loe  Associate Producer | Growing A Greener World
Can you believe the end of summer is already here? Well, my garden can’t! It is still in “high production” mode! I can hardly keep up with all the tomatoes, peppers, herbs and corn....

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Aug 16, 2012
Our school garden is sprouting more than just veggies!
West End IB World School  2011 "I Can Grow" Youth Garden Award Winner
Thanks to Burpee Home Gardens and the “I Can Grow” Youth Garden Award, West End IB World School students, teachers and parents had another successful gardening season! This past April,....

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Aug 6, 2012
Pass the weeds, please!
Tiffany Heater  Account Manager | Burpee
I’ve been a gardener for more than 20 years, and during that time I’ve heard all sorts of ways to describe weeds. “A plant out of place,” “An herbaceous pest,” “A....

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Aug 3, 2012
Refreshing infused water recipe
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
With the heat of summer still raging on, it's important to stay hydrated. But if you want to add a little garden flavor to your drink, try sampling these delicious infused water recipes below. They're....

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Jul 26, 2012
Audio tips to help tackle Mother Nature’s challenges
Joe Lamp’l  Executive Producer and Host | Growing a Greener World
Gardening has plenty of challenges without the added twists and turns that Mother Nature always seems to throw our way. For gardens that weather the storms, the victory is all the sweeter. This year....

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