The Colorful Carrot: Purple Popularity

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When most people think of a carrot, orange is the color that comes to mind. The color orange has been primarily associated with the carrot for quite some time as far as the masses are concerned. Though an orange carrot is a welcome sight in soups, salads, and on dinner plates, there was a time when the carrot was a different shade entirely.Prior to the 17th century, the majority of carrots were purple in color with a splash of other colors … [Read more …]

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The great thing about gardens is that most of them can fit anywhere. This is why you may be able to repurpose junk from your garage into a unique … [Read more …]

Five Quick Growing Vegetables

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August isn't considered prime seed sowing times, but you can still plant certain vegetables and expect a nice harvest before Fall. The following five … [Read more …]

Five Herbs to Grow From Seed

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Herbs are a wonderful addition to the vegetable garden, and many can be grown easily from seed. The five herbs below can be grown in a traditional … [Read more …]

Vegetable Garden Troubleshooting: Part III

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I noticed several more questions in the comments, which were enough for another troubleshooting post.  Sometimes I know the answer from experience, … [Read more …]

Coldframes for Beginners, Part One

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Coldframes are a worthy investment of your time and money, but they don't have to be elaborate, especially for the home gardener. Coldframes are … [Read more …]

How to Survive a Heat Wave

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Vegetable plants need nutrients, sun and water to thrive. If they are popped into the soil and left on their own they most likely will do poorly, … [Read more …]

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