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HOMEGROWN 101: Plant and Grow (55)

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Selecting Seeds 101 (Seed Catalogs, What to Plant, Seed Testing and Viability, Seed Saving)

Nothing sweeps away the doldrums of deep midwinter like flipping through a seed catalog: The colors! The flowers! Living things to eat! But…

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4 Jan 29, 2013
Reply by Marianne Smith

Propagating 101 - Growing From Cuttings

Propagating is a super cheap way of building your garden. With a few simple tools, some humidity and time, you can have a bunch of young pl…

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5 Dec 12, 2012
Reply by Kerry Anita

Garden Tool Care 101

This 101 comes to us from Megen Hall of High Mowing Organic Seeds, a farm-based seed company dedicated to sustainable agriculture in Wolcot…

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0 Dec 10, 2012

Garden Winterizing 101

It was with mixed emotions that we pulled up our garden this year: melancholy as we summarily uprooted the plants we had spent so many mont…

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3 Nov 8, 2012
Reply by Sue Gee

Winter Planting 101

Contributed by Matt and Brandi of yearroundharvest.com. Thanks, guys! Keep the tips coming! Even though it feels like summer, late August/…

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1 Oct 4, 2012
Reply by Carla D'Anna

Fall Planting 101

Contributed by Matthew of yearroundharvest.com. Thanks, Matthew! A quick note for 2012 gardeners: If you're in a northern zone, it may be…

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0 Aug 15, 2012

Homemade Ollas 101 (Irrigation)

Donna posted a member blog about Ollas, and the discussion revealed some useful tips for making your own! First, what the heck is an olla??…

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3 Aug 8, 2012
Reply by Ellen Peavey

Slow Flowers 101 (Bonus: Homemade Flower Food Recipes!)

Maybe it’s those dazzling bouquets we’ve been seeing lately at farmers markets, but we’ve got blooms on the brain. Fortunately for all of…

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0 Jul 17, 2012

Compost Tea 101

We all need a little pick-me-up sometimes—and the same goes for your soil. Compost tea, applied as a foliar spray to plant leaves or watere…

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0 Jun 27, 2012

Homemade Natural Pesticide Sprays 101

Are garden pests bugging your plants? Wondering how to eliminate them without turning to harmful pesticides and herbicides? Try using safe,…

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1 Jun 21, 2012
Reply by William Mundy

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