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    Today's vegetable gardener has hundreds of different heirloom tomato varieties to choose from, anything from Brandywine to Mortgage Lifter. Some tomato growers have kept particular tomato seeds in their families for several generations. If you are interested in starting the trend of keeping an...
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    My zucchini plants have been in the ground almost a month, so I figured it would be a great time to post about their progression thus far. I must say they are growing far quicker than I ever expected. The zucchini are already blooming and have started producing some baby zucchini. I have never...
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    Companion planting is a phrase that many gardeners have heard or read about, but what exactly is companion planting? Plainly put, companion planting is the concept of planting two or more plants next to one another to enhance the growth or flavor of the plants. Usually companion planting uses...
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    Using a trellis to support your cucumber plants, or other vining vegetables, is the best way to grow beautiful and tasty cucumbers. Many gardeners have learned the hard way (including me) that letting your cucumber vines just spread upon the ground is a good way to not have many cucumbers. The...
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    Many vegetable gardeners, myself included, choose to buy tomato plants from a garden center rather than start them from seed. Doing this is a great way to jump start the tomato production in the garden. Tomato plants are quite adaptive, which makes them a superb candidate for transplanting...
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    As the economy flounders, more and more people are becoming interested in growing their own vegetables. With this incoming wave of vegetable gardening popularity comes a new group of novice gardeners. This is great news for the vegetable gardening community, and I say it's about time you got...
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    INGREDIENTS 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped carrots 2 teaspoons butter or stick margarine 6 cups chicken broth 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 garlic clove, minced 3 cups diced fresh tomatoes 1/4 cup minced fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper DIRECTIONS 1...
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    INGREDIENTS 4 large green tomatoes 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 quart vegetable oil for frying DIRECTIONS 1. Slice tomatoes 1/2 inch thick. Discard the ends. 2. Whisk eggs...
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    Whether you are new to vegetable gardening or a seasoned pro, composting is a topic that comes up frequently. Many gardeners live and die by composting; others could care less about it. The truth is composting is a great way to feed rich, fertile nutrients to your garden plants. Back in the...
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    If you visit your local book store, you can find possibly hundreds of books on vegetable gardening. How do you weed (no pun intended) through all those books to find a really great one? That's why I am listing my three favorite vegetable gardening books. These three books are full of valuable...
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    Game Plan: Marinate the chicken while you prepare the rest of the ingredients 1 pound chicken breast (about 2 breasts), cubed 3 scallions, whites only, thinly sliced on an angle 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, minced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons sugar 1...
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    2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Original Blend 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced diagonally 2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups fresh, sliced mushrooms 6 ounces snow peas 1 small tomato, cut into wedges 1 small white onion 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 clove fresh garlic Heat oil and...
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    4 small onions, quartered 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks 2 pounds chicken thighs, skin removed Handful thyme sprigs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 ½ pounds red bliss potatoes, washed and quartered 2 handfuls of green beans, trimmed 3 to...
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    If you have ever grown a vegetable garden in your background, then you have probably realized that it can get down right ugly, possibly even an eye sore. Normally vegetable gardens are for practical use and not used so much for aesthetics. Well, I say you can buck the trend. Just because it is a...
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    Tomato Sauce: 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 5 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans (28-ounce) whole, peeled tomatoes, drained Handful fresh basil leaves, torn Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 small (3/4 pound) eggplants, stemmed but not peeled 2 to 3 garlic cloves, chopped Salt...
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    On March 28th, 2009, I posted in the Discover How To section about using the Burpee Seed Starting Tray. I must say after 6 days I am thoroughly impressed with this seed tray. I checked the tray for the first time today since setting it up, and to my amazement I noticed that I had some seedlings...
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    A few weeks ago First Lady, Michelle Obama announced there will be a vegetable garden this year at The White House. The first garden at The White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden during WWII. I found this to be very exciting. Mrs. Obama's intentions with this vegetable garden is...
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    If you are around the vegetable gardening (or any type of gardening for that matter) world long enough, sooner or later you will either read or see something called the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones. Let's take a few minutes and discuss these zones; what they are, why they were developed, how to...
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    One of the things that makes growing a vegetable garden so much fun is starting your own seeds. You can actually be a part of the growth of your plants during it's complete life cycle, from seed to harvest. That's a very exciting process, indeed! Some times starting seeds can be just as...
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    We are slowly creeping up on Spring, and it is time to begin preparation for planting the vegetable garden. One of the most useful tools a vegetable gardener can have for that preparation is a garden plan. What Is a Garden Plan? In basic terms, it is just how it sounds - a plan for the garden...
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