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Asking for a Friend: Your Organic Gardening Questions Answered

| Grow, Just for Fun

Hello from Holly. Well, we’ve arrived at the first installment of a little something we’re going to call “Asking for a Friend,” invisibly subtitled “Dumb Gardening Questions Submitted by Readers or Maybe Not Readers at All Maybe Just All My Dumb Questions but Why Would I Own up to That?” (Also acknowledged by the highly-accessible […]

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Requiem for Blackberry Season

| Grow, Just for Fun

Hello from Holly. It’s over. And a single tear slides down my family’s collective cheek. It was a beauty—a stunner, really. We’ve eaten off of them for weeks. Even Mr. Blackberry-head put aside his hatred of anything not banana Laffy Taffy to enjoy their bounty.     (That’s my husband. Isn’t he so cute?} At […]

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Hello From Holly–Digging Suburbia From Zone 7B

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A note from Joe – Hi friends. Allow me to introduce Holly Mackle. She’ll be a regular around here for a long time. That’s my plan anyway. You see Holly is definitely a “joe gardener” kind of gal. She’s a young mother, a suburban gardener, and someone who is just trying to figure it out […]

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The Ultimate Tomato Cage in 5 Simple Steps

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Of all the plants I grow in my edible garden, I have to say, my favorite are tomatoes! But, I don’t love the constant challenge of trying to keep them supported as they get really tall and wild. Yes, I’ve tried just about everything, but nothing worked well enough and at the same time, looked […]

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003-Growing Epic Tomatoes with Craig LeHoullier

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Growing epic tomatoes likely makes it on to every vegetable gardeners wish list sooner or later. Fortunately, we now have someone who wrote the book on it, literally. Our featured guest for this episode, Craig LeHoullier wrote my new favorite book – a tomato growing guide: Epic Tomatoes; How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties […]

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When is the Best Time to Pick a Tomato?

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When is the best time to pick a tomato? It’s one of the most often asked questions as we get closer to that time and the temptation to harvest gets greater by the day. When a tomato reaches a full size, and the fruit becomes a pale green, it begins the ripening process, regulated by an […]

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How to Create a Productive Raised Bed Garden

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I’m often asked how to create a productive raised bed garden. Whether you choose to contain your bed within a raised border, or simply mound the soil up, the benefits of raised bed gardens provide a significant advantage in creating a productive and healthy growing environment. Gardening in raised beds offers a simple and effective way to grow healthy and productive plants by manipulating the […]

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