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    The Pot Lifter - If you are a container gardener you will fall in love with The Pot Lifter. The Pot Lifter is a very handy tool for transporting large and heavy pots or containers.This tool is priceless for saving your back, and reducing the chances of dropping and damaging your container of...
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    As winter slowly transforms into early spring, there are many fantastic vegetables that can be planted. Some vegetables prefer warm or hot weather, but there are many that perform best in cool temperatures. To get a jump on your vegetable garden, try growing a few cooler season vegetables in...
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    The days are gradually getting warmer, the sun is out a bit longer and it all means one thing - Spring is slowly but surely approaching. For most vegetable gardeners, it may still be a few weeks before the majority of our vegetables can be started in the garden. As spring slowly wrestles away...
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    Whether you are a new vegetable gardener or a seasoned pro, we are all bound to make mistakes in the vegetable garden. I know I have made (and still make) my fair share of follies. Growing vegetables is not that difficult overall, but there are some techniques that are an art that takes some...
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    Yesterday's post was about how to identify beneficial insects, now we need to know how to get them in the vegetable garden. Attracting beneficial insects can be a very tricky quest, but there are many ways to lure them to the pests that are hampering the garden. The best way to attract...
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    Some gardeners may get the urge to zap any insect they may see in the vegetable garden. Before ridding the insect from your garden, you may want to do some research - the critter just might be helping your vegetable garden. There are some insects that defend your precious vegetables by eating or...
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    A new vegetable gardener may find there are endless vegetable possibilities available to grow and choosing the best ones for your first vegetable garden can seem a bit daunting. Do not let this stop you from starting your own vegetable garden. Most vegetables are fairly easy to grow with just a...
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    One of the most wonderful things about growing a vegetable garden is that you have the flexibility of growing what you like to eat the most. You can also control exactly how the vegetables are grown. A few weeks ago, I featured a post on creating a salsa garden as a part of your vegetable...
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    Vegetable gardeners have argued for years about whether they should prune tomato plants. Some gardeners are very religious about their pruning tomatoes, while others could care less. So which gardener is right? I have had successful tomato crops when I pruned and also when I didn't prune tomato...
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    If you love to grow vegetables by container gardening you may want to make your own potting soil instead of the store bought brands. Making your own potting soil might seem like much more work than just tearing open a bag, but there are a few advantages of making it yourself. You can control...
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    The next time you venture out into your vegetable garden, you might want to make a quick check of the health of your garden soil. One very easy way to do this is to see how many earthworms you find lurking in the soil. Take a garden fork, plunge it into the soil, wiggle it back and forth, and...
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    Just about every tomato grower has a secret weapon for growing those perfect tomatoes. There are just about as many different methods that people use to grow tomatoes as there are tomato varieties. Organic gardening methods have brought about many homemade tomato fertilizers and techniques -...
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    About a month ago I began hearing a buzz on Twitter about a new book that was coming out pertaining to growing and using fresh produce. Of course, any time I get word of these two topics my ears perk up as if E.F. Hutton were about to speak (those that grew up in the '80's know what I'm...
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    There are almost as many options for a tomato plant support as there are tomato varieties to choose from. If you are new to growing tomatoes, finding proper tomato plant supports can be daunting. The one thing to remember is there really is no right or wrong solution for a tomato plant support...
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    Having a rain barrel can be a life saver in the vegetable garden during those hot summer months. The rain barrel will have plenty of reserved water when the rains slow down and you'll be able to water your plants with fresh, soft water. But is having a rain barrel worth it? Let's first discuss...
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    It seems there is never enough room for the things we would like to grow in the vegetable garden. For most home vegetable gardeners space is a valued commodity. I cannot remember all the times I have wanted to grow a certain vegetable, but did not have the room to grow it. This can get very...
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    Many may think a vegetable garden is typically filled with plain and boring plants, but that does not have to be the case. There are quite a few very interesting vegetables and herbs you can grow in your vegetable garden that not only please the taste buds, but also the eye. If you want to add...
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    A few days ago I ran a post on some tips for finding inexpensive garden tools. I thought it would be a good idea to post about some awesome garden tools that are under twenty dollars. Surprisingly, if you look hard enough, you can find a good number of garden tools that won't break your savings...
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    There can be many definitions for what "prolific" means depending on the context you use. For most vegetable gardeners prolific means a plant that produces an abundance of vegetables in one season. There are many prolific vegetables you can grow in a home garden that will give you the best bang...
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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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