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5 Secrets to Growing Better Peppers from Seed

Peppers are fun to start from seed and are a welcome distraction to the bitter February cold. But pepper seedlings can be tricky to grow well. You might frequently find yourself asking, “why are my peppers not growing?” and be tempted to throw the whole tray into the compost. I’ve

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The Best Pepper Varieties for Beginners

Peppers are what I consider one of the “vegetable gardening glory plants.”  Nobody really cares if you can grow nice beans or zucchini, but everyone will ooh and ah over your peppers and tomatoes. Unfortunately, if you live in a colder climate like I do, peppers can be tricky to

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Fresh Summer Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

August is a busy month for the home gardener.  The last of the beans and peas need picking.  Raspberries seem to ripen before your eyes.  Canning is in full swing.  Scorching hot days mean constant watering.  Who has time to make lunch?

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Triumphs & Failures in my Garden

The harvest is underway and I’m already thinking about what worked and didn’t work this year.  There were lots of surprises this year: volunteer potatoes (that did really well despite much neglect), barely there greens and beets, peas that didn’t perform, and the wonder that is cylindrical beets.  Here’s my

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The garden is growing and our backyard is slowly but surely taking shape.  I can’t wait to show you the first year reveal, but it still might be another 2 weeks or so away. Until then, this fushia peony will have to do! As for the garden, here’s the latest:

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Planting my Garden: Year One

In my last post I talked about our not-so-great outdoor space at the house.  The garden space left much to be admired, so I made a plan B and am gardening at my mother-in-law’s acreage.  There is a ton of space, so I’m lucky enough to be able to plant the

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