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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Harvesting vegetables in prime time – savor the flavors!
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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 maturity. It’s listed on seed packs and plant tags and will depend on if the variety is planted in the garden from....

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Tagged: harvest varieties vegetables in Harvest Time Tips & Tricks



Thursday, July 26, 2012

Audio tips to help tackle Mother Nature’s challenges
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Burpee Podcast

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 has seen much of Mother....

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Tagged: backyard Growing A Greener World maintenance planning planting in Gardening News Tips & Tricks



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How far should you space your plants?
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Proper spacing ensures air flow and circulation

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 ocean of color. However, for other plants, especially edibles, I take the opposite approach — and for good reason.....

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Tagged: basic planting spacing varieties vegetables in Tips & Tricks



Monday, May 21, 2012

The Sacred Three: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
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We need to stop being a disposable society!

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. Plain and simple, we’re a disposable society. Two thirds of what you see doesn’t need to be there! Forty percent....

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Tagged: compost emotional environment involvement sustainable in Living Better



Monday, May 07, 2012

5 Mistakes to avoid in gardens and landscapes
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Conserve water so it's there when we need it.

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 to a good start and providing the right conditions for our existing ones certainly sets us up for success. And yet, doing the....

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Tagged: environment Growing A Greener World pests soil watering in Tips & Tricks



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