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Gardening in Raised Beds: Benefits and Drawbacks

Gardening in Raised Beds: Benefits and Drawbacks - Are raised beds the right choice for you? -

Raised garden beds offer many advantages to the home gardener. But they do need a one-time investment in building materials, time, and effort. This article will help you decide if the benefits make it worthwhile for you.

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Hardening Off Plants and Seedlings

Hardening Off Plants and Seedlings - helping plants adjust to a move outdoors -

Moving plants and seedlings directly outdoors in the spring can be a shock to their systems, even to the point of causing damage or death. “Hardening off” is the safe way to introduce plants to the outdoors. Follow these simple steps to introduce your plants to spring safely.

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How to Make Vegetable Stock

How to Make Vegetable Stock - a SOUP-er staple for vegetarian meals -

You can use fresh produce from your garden or the market to make your own vegetable stock - the base for vegetarian soups, sauces, and so much more.

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Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

Cheesy Vegetable Casserole - it’s easy to go meatless with this dish -

Here's a simple recipe that's got it all: a good three servings of healthy vegetables and the cheesy richness of macaroni and cheese. Add to that the ease with which this vegetable casserole can be prepared, and you've got a recipe we bet will be your new go-to for winter family meals.

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Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

Best Way to Wash Fruits and Vegetables - eating healthy, eating safe -

Whether you’re growing fruits and vegetables yourself, picking them up from the farmers’ market or buying them at the grocery store, wash them. We have tips for washing fruits and veggies correctly, so they are safe to eat.

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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate June Outdoors

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate June Outdoors - june is ripe with ways to celebrate your love for gardening -

You can find gardening related holidays seeded all throughout the year, but June is practically exploding with days and ways to have some festive fun!

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10 Simple Steps to Greener Gardening

10 Simple Steps to Greener Gardening - try growing a sustainable garden -

The best gardening is done by working with nature, not against. As a gardener you can make a positive impact on the environment, helping nature in its time of need. Here are ten simple, yet effective, tips for an eco-friendly garden.

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How to Roast or Grill Garden-Fresh Vegetables

How to Roast or Grill Garden-Fresh Vegetables - easy, quick & healthy preps -

Nothing beats home-cooked fresh produce, and the most delicious--and simplest--way to prepare vegetables is roasting or grilling. These tips will guide you to perfect roasted or grilled vegetable dishes, every time.

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Biochar: A New Trend in Soil Amendment

Biochar: A New Trend in Soil Amendment - the soil conditioner that’s changing the world, one garden at a time -

What if we told you there was a substance you could add to your garden that would improve the health of your plants, increase flower, fruit, and vegetable production, recondition barren areas, all the while helping to stop climate change by sequestering carbon and encouraging the production of alternative fuels? Interested? Then read on for nine questions, and answers, about the super soil amendment--biochar.

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad - refreshing salad that's easy to make -

The crisp texture of cucumbers and fresh tomatoes in this salad taste even better when they are fresh from your garden.

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