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Entries by Joe Lamp’l (13)
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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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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May 23, 2012
How far should you space your plants?
Joe Lamp’l  Executive Producer and Host | Growing a Greener World
When it comes to getting the most from your limited garden space, it would seem logical to pack it in. And for many plants, especially flowering annuals, this strategy can reward you with a season-long....

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May 21, 2012
The Sacred Three: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Joe Lamp’l  Executive Producer and Host | Growing a Greener World
Can I rant here for a minute? We have way too much stuff. And when we’re through with it, where does it go? Well usually, right in the trash. The evidence is all around us. Check out any landfill.....

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May 7, 2012
5 Mistakes to avoid in gardens and landscapes
Joe Lamp’l  Executive Producer and Host | Growing a Greener World
Gardeners are total optimists. Each new year brings hope for our best garden yet. Perhaps — but it’s not likely if we keep making the same mistakes. Getting our new plants and trees off....

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Sep 15, 2011
Finally time to myself … and 450 of my closest friends!
Joe Lamp’l  Executive Producer and Host | Growing a Greener World
Two weeks ago was my one “me” vacation of the year. Over four days, I was surrounded by beautiful gardens, stimulating presentations and 450 of my closest friends. It was the annual Garden....

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Sep 8, 2011
Sharing the bounty
Joe Lamp’l  Executive Producer and Host | Growing a Greener World
One of my greatest joys in life is growing food, but nothing compares to the added pleasures of sharing the harvest with neighbors in need. Whether you’re a first-time gardener or a seasoned v....

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Aug 17, 2011
My big adventure to Burpee Home Gardens headquarters
Joe Lamp’l  Executive Producer and Host | Growing a Greener World
I love my job. I really do. I travel all over creation and back, to tell the stories of people and places doing great things for the planet through gardening. Not a bad gig, I’ll admit. But variety....

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Jul 27, 2011
Happy returns to my garden this summer
Joe Lamp’l  Executive Producer and Host | Growing a Greener World
I love summer—wearing shorts, the kids are out of school so a more relaxed pace, and homegrown tomatoes. What could be better? Well, for me, a little more time in the garden. And I suspect it&....

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Apr 22, 2011
Let the gardening begin!
Joe Lamp’l  Executive Producer and Host | Growing a Greener World
At the time of this writing, our "Growing a Greener World" team has been hard at work already, with eight of 26 episodes of season two already in the can. To say shooting a garden-themed series....

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