Herbs in Containers

Forest Highlands Kitchen Garden

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Discover how a kitchen garden works in a cold, challenging climate. This 29 year old garden was put back into growing vegetables for the kitchen in 2015.
Bee on Buckwheat Blossoms

Cover Crops - Better Soil in a Month

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Cover crops – also called green manures – have improved soil for thousands of years. We look at what one month of growth provides in an average raised bed.
Candy Sweet Onions

Fall Onions Made Easy

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Growing fall onions usually comes down to one question - “What onions can be grown this fall?” Sweet onions are the safest bet, we'll show you why!
Six Hour Onion Ingredients

Six Hour Caramelized Onions

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Rich, slow-cooked caramelized onions are a simple treat. Charcoal grill roasting adds a smoky element to the sweet, complex flavors with only 3 ingredients.
Buckwheat Cover Crops

Cover Crops FAQ

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Our cover crops have created lots of questions about how to use them, so we've made this article a Q&A format for the most frequent questions.
Crimson Clover Cover Crops

Planting Cover Crops for a Better Garden

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Cover crops are an easy, effective and inexpensive way to improve soil fertility and help manage weeds, pests and diseases. Don't let your soil go naked!
Tatsoi Mustard

Second Chance Gardening

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Fall is the "Second Chance" for an abundant crop of cool season vegetables. We share some unique planting tips to make your garden a success!
Biting Insect - Mosquito

Biting Insects Repellents You Can Grow

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Biting insects are the bane of gardening – just when it's perfect to enjoy the garden those annoying biting insects join the party. These 8 herbs will help!
Direct Sowing Anasazi Bean

Direct Sowing Your Garden Successfully

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Direct sowing can be done almost any time of the year - spring, summer or fall.. Read how to avoid common problems and set yourself up for success!
Seed Germination at Seed Savers Exchange

Easy Seed Germination Testing at Home

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Our easy and simple germination test shows whether your seeds are good or not with supplies in your kitchen. Stop guessing and know for sure!
Pitcher of Milk

Milk and Molasses – Magic for Your Garden

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Do you know the magic of milk and molasses in improving your garden? Plain old milk is a miracle for plants, soil and compost. Molasses boosts the benefits!
Fresh Homemade Mayonnaise

Easy Herbed Mayonnaise in 30 Seconds

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Real, traditional mayonnaise has only five simple ingredients but is rarely made fresh, which is truly a shame. Discover how to make fresh delicious mayonnaise in 30 seconds with our recipe, and don’t worry about running out of the store-bought stuff ever again!
Ripe Vine Peaches

Vine Peach - Ancient Melon of Many Uses

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Vine Peach is a hardy, drought tolerant, prolific ancient baseball sized melon of many uses from shade & windbreak to secret cooking element & room perfume.
Seed Savers Exchange Garden

Easy Garden Ideas

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A garden can be easy and simple, with food, flowers, butterflies or just a spot with beautiful colors and relaxing, invigorating scents to relax after work.
Thai Basil

Heirloom Basil – So Much More Than Pesto

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Basil is much more than an Italian herb for pasta sauce and pesto. From sacred uses to food, medicine and aroma, it's easy to grow and highly beneficial.
Intercropped Lettuces

How to Grow More from Your Same Garden Space

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Growing more from the same garden space might seem impossible. We share a few proven and tested techniques perfect for today’s gardens, large or small.
Alpine Strawberries in Hand

Alpine Strawberries have a Sweet History

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Alpine strawberries have captivated our taste buds for a very long time. They are tiny yet hugely flavorful ancestors of our common strawberry.
Papalo Leaves

Newsletter: March 19, 2016

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Growing Papalo, Succulent Greens, Yellowstone Carrot and Sorrel Recipes
Papalo Leaf

Papalo - Heat Loving Cilantro Alternative

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Papalo is a fabulous, unknown, ancient Mexican herb you should be growing. A heat-loving cilantro alternative, its flavors are both bolder and more complex.
Handfull of Achocha

Achocha - the Unknown Cucumber Relative

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Achocha is a delicious and unknown member of the cucumber family with almost complete immunity from the diseases and pests which attack other cucurbits.
Achocha

Newsletter: March 12, 2016

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Growing Achocha, Salad Bar Collection, Aromatherapy Collection and Seed Fundraising
Spring Greens

Newsletter: March 5, 2016

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Recycled Growing Bed, Red Acre Cabbage, Slow Bolting Cilantro and Chipotle-Cilantro Coleslaw
Growing Bed Moved

Building a Recycled Growing Bed

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A growing bed can be made from many materials, but when you factor in the ability to make a growing bed from recycled components, then the opportunities become almost limitless.
Chipotle-Cillantro Coleslaw Ingredients

Chipotle-Cilantro Coleslaw

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This chipotle-cilantro coleslaw may look fairly ordinary, until it hits your taste buds. Then you (or your dinner guests) will know you’ve stumbled upon something truly special.
Heirloom Seedlings

Newsletter: February 27, 2016

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Seed Germination Wisdom, Cool Season Greens, Cool Season Roots and Roasted Dijon Heirloom Beets
Cucumber Seedling Germination

Seed Germination Observations

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Seed germination is affected by several factors – moisture, temperature, light, soil and time. We look at a recent test we did and lessons learned.
Alma Paprika Pepper

Newsletter: February 20, 2016

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Potting Soils - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly, Home Grown Onions, Leeks, Artichokes, Chiles and Peppers and Onion Soup Recipe
Kellog's Potting Soil OMRI

Potting Soils - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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Potting soils come in all shapes and sizes, but do those potting soils really work as advertised and contain healthy, wholesome ingredients to help your precious seedlings get that critical head start they need?
Seed Starting Mix

Newsletter: February 13, 2016

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Seed Starting Mixes, Paper Pot Maker, Hand Seed Sower and Crystal Apple Cucmber
Square Foot Potting Soil Closeup

Are Seed Starting Mixes Worth Your Money?

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Seed starting mixes can be confusing – what’s good and what’s junk? Is the extra expense worth it, or is the cheapest mix just as good? Let's take a look!
Sara's and Wild Galapagos Tomatoes Grown From Heirloom Seeds

Newsletter: February 6, 2016

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Starting healthy seedlings, Melrose Sweet Peppers, Galapagos Tomatoes, Pure Shea Butter and Tomato Leaf Types
Heirloom Seedlings

Newsletter: February 3, 2016

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Starting Your Tomato, Pepper and Eggplant Seeds
Chile de Agua For Sale

Chile de Agua – An Unknown Heirloom Chile from Oaxaca

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Discover the Chile de Agua, a delicious but unknown heirloom chile from Oaxaca, Mexico, grown for over 300 years.
Heirloom Tomatoes & Peppers

Newsletter: January 30, 2016

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Choosing heirloom tomato and peppers for your garden, seed starting tips and why seed quality matters.
Heirloom Tomato

Newsletter: January 23, 2016

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Tomato Types, Rainbow Tomato Six Pack & Cauliflower Soup
Spiced Cauliflower Soup

Spiced Cauliflower Soup

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Spiced cauliflower soup is an easy and delicious dish - a warming winter's dinner but is also a cool and creamy summer's lunch entreé or appetizer.
Spaghetti Squash with Ingre

Steamed Spaghetti Squash with Pasta Sauce

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Spaghetti squash is often overlooked by the home gardener as too plain or common. This is unfortunate as it makes for very tasty, quick and easy dinners.
Indoor Herbs

Growing Herbs Indoors

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Growing herbs indoors is one of the easiest ways to capture the flavors of summertime any time of year, but especially during the middle of the winter.
Heirloom Tomato

Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes –What’s the Difference?

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Are determinate tomatoes best for your garden, or would an indeterminate be better for you? How to tell, and what do the terms mean, exactly?
Add to Wishlist

How to Use the Wishlist

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The Wishlist is a great feature when browsing our webstore, and we'll show you exactly how to use it and get the most from it.
Potato Leaf and-Regular Leaf Tomato

Heirloom Tomato Leaves - Potato Leaf vs Regular Leaf

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Heirloom tomato leaves have two main different and distinct types of leaves – potato leaf and regular leaf. We'll show you the differences!
Shea Nut to Shea Butter

Newsletter: October 10, 2015

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Shea Butter, Compost Making Chart & Fall Gardening Tip
Seed Saving Basics

Newsletter: October 3, 2015

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Easy Grow Flowers, Gardening Myths & Brew and Grow Herbal Tea
Garden Beetles

Newsletter: September 26, 2015

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New Garden Books, Sprouts & Herbed Marinated Dried Tomatoes
Butterfly Garden Party

Newsletter: September 19, 2015

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Butterfly Party Invitation, Cool Season Vegetables & Sicilian Tomato Sauce
Fresh Sicilian Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

Sicilian Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

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This Sicilian eggplant and tomato sauce is wonderful and surprising with its richness and depth of flavors, both fresh and roasted. Easy and delicious!
Box Car Willie Tomato

Newsletter: September 12, 2015

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September Garden Vegetables, Butterfly Party & Green Chile Stew
Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper2

September Garden Vegetables

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We’ve taken some glamour shots of September garden vegetables and wanted to share them with you, along with tips on how we enjoy them in different dishes.
Monarch Butterfly Flower Mix

Newsletter: September 5, 2015

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Butterflies, Back to School & The Terroir-ist's Manifesto
Seed Saving Basics

Newsletter: August 29, 2015

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Seed Saving Kit, Picking Ripe Veggies & Membership Drive Ending