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    A life well-lived is not boring, and part of that should be not eating boring foods. Leave the bland meals for someone else and instead dine on those infused with flavor. An excellent way to do this is to cook with basil grown in the veggie garden. Basil is a very fragrant plant that is widely...
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    Something that occupies space in many of our veggie gardens are herbs. No matter what dish you are preparing, the addition of herbs can really make it pop, enhancing taste and aroma. Whether it is basil, rosemary, or cilantro you like the most, sparing space in the garden to grow herbs is a...
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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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    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 vegetable garden, raised beds or containers. All five of these plants are considered culinary herbs, and can be grown along side vegetables...
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    Lemon scented herbs are a delight to grow in the garden and use in the kitchen. There is a nice selection of plants to choose from that emit the light, refreshing scent, as well as the taste of lemons. Most are easy to grow from purchased plants, and those that need a bit more care are worth the...
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    Companion planting in the garden has most likely been around for as long as man has been planting seeds. It's simply a method of partnering up vegetables and herbs that benefit each other. Though companion planting isn't a cure all for garden pests, it's certainly worth the effort. Herbs and...
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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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    If you enjoy preparing delicious meals for your family, then you know the importance of fresh herbs. Using fresh herbs in a meal can mean the difference between a boring dish, and one that zings with flavor and aroma! Buying fresh herbs at the local supermarket can become expensive and sometimes...
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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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