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    As the winds blow snow piles up and ice accumulates, we find ourselves looking out of the fogged up window into our grey garden and sigh. However, the savvy gardener without a greenhouse keeps in mind these cold days and moves to set up a small indoor grow for when Jack Frost comes. Here are...
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    Every gardener dreams of the perfect garden location; one with full sun, fertile soil and good drainage. The reality is that many of us need to work with what we have, which may include shaded areas. Can vegetable and herbs be grown in the shade? When a plant is grown for the fruit or the root...
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    Growing herbs is not only fun and exciting, but a must if you enjoy cooking. Adding fresh herbs to your dishes can add flavor and aroma that dried herbs can't touch. Growing fantastic herbs is quite easy, and they do not take up much room. Growing them in containers is the prefect match for...
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    I'm not sure about you, but I love fresh, homemade salsa. It is hard to beat this nutritious snack for mouth-watering flavor. There are many ways to prepare salsa, but one of the greatest advantages is it's very simple to make, and contains no cholesterol. Just chop up a few ingredients, mix...
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    With most of the Northeast and Midwest sections of the country under snow, it seems like a strange time to think about gardening. Even with a foot of snow outside you can still grow your own fresh herbs and even some greens using great new tools that have recently become available. Several...
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    Many vegetable gardeners love to grow herbs in their garden because of the delightful aroma, and to add to their favorite recipes. But did you know that many herbs have some medicinal qualities as well? Herbs have been used medicinally probably ever since the first herb was discovered. Using...
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    Anyone that has found hornworms in the vegetable garden knows they can literally destroy a plant in no time. These caterpillars can be a trifling nuisance for tomatoes, peppers, and some herbs. One hornworm can strip a plant of it's leaves in just a few hours - they are eating machines. Because...
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    Since yesterday's post was about perennial vegetables, today's post is about perennial herbs. Not only are perennial herbs great for cooking, but they can also be used as a fragrance in the home. Whether a certain herb is perennial or not really depends on what hardiness zone you live in. An...
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    Air drying herbs is not only the easiest and least expensive way to dry fresh herbs, but this slow drying process also doesn't deplete the herbs of their oils. This process works best with herbs that don't have a high moisture content such as Dill, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary, Summer Savory and...
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    Creating a container herb garden is very simple and only takes a few minutes. You can place this herb garden on a deck or patio so that it is near the kitchen for easy access when needed. Another perk of having it on a deck or patio is the wonderful fragrance your container herb garden will...
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