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Tool Time | Ames Spring Tool Giveaway

  Use a pencil as a transplanter or a can for making newspaper seedling pots, both indispensable when it comes to seeding and transplanting seedlings. But I’d no sooner use a pencil to plant a...

Tricks for Thinning Carrots: The Things We Do For Love

  My hopeless love of homegrown carrots sometimes feels like opening Pandora's Box -- they can be challenging to sow, taunt foes like carrot flies and embolden people like me to transplant the thinnings. The...

Tips For Preparing Your Garden For Winter

  Unless you're surrounded by snow, it's not too late to ready your garden for winter. Which, if you do have snow, lucky you. The snow has done much of the work for you and...

Fall Garden Checklist

  If you count the hours spent readying your garden in spring, picking, eating and weeding in summer and now find yourself on to fall, you may wonder how it could get any better? It always...

May Garden Checklist

  May comes and the growing season seems to be here in a hot minute. No more dreaming over seed packets. It's time to plant, weed and get primed for summer. I like to say...

How to Care for Spring Bulbs Once They’ve Bloomed

  I'm one of those crazy people that loves winter. Not necessarily winters that start in September and end in June (like so many we've had living in the Sierra Nevada) but rainy days, snowy...

10 Tips for Starting a Garden

    Thinking of starting a garden? Now's your chance. It's that time of year when your resolve may be heightened and your determination peaked to put in motion many of the things you've wanted to...

Five Reasons to Weed or Not to Weed

The thought of weeding conjures up all sorts of reactions from people. There are weeding haters, weeding lovers and an entire range of folks somewhere in between - in the toleration zone. And the...

Sugary Earth

Sweet, snappy, wake-your-taste-buds-up delicious, these carrots are unreal. A bit of sugary earth wrapped up in one perfect package. Like the tomatoes of winter only, with carrots, it's a cold spell that defines flavor. However it...

Double Trouble

This was insane. Giant, keg sized bottles of Roundup in my local store. Double the trouble for one low price! At least on the front end. But on the back end - as far...
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