May 2009

Yesterday Stephen Scott from Terroir Seeds, home of Underwood Gardens and Grandma’s Garden Catalog joined us to share some interesting information about growing heirloom beans and their history, cultivation, and tips for saving bean seeds. Today Stephen returns to introduce a few specific heirloom bean varieties and offer us insight into their personalities and the […]

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There really is something magical and enduring about beans; from their rich diversity and nutritional value, to the vigorous production in the garden, and viability outside of it. Today’s article about growing and saving Heirloom Beans was written by Stephen Scott from Terroir Seeds, home of Underwood Gardens and Grandma’s Garden Catalog. A Little History […]

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The last stop on this virtual tour of organic gardens here at Veggie Gardening Tips will take us to Tennessee to visit Bonny’s garden and check out some of her techniques for growing delicious spring greens and extremely colorful beds of tender lettuce. Read on to discover what Bonny is growing and has to share […]

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Belize is very high up on my list of places that I would like to visit and I was happy to receive an email from Barbara who lives in Teakettle, Belize. I’ve done a little research to discover more about this country and was surprised to find just how inviting an area it is. How […]

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I usually don’t have the opportunity to actually meet the gardeners that I correspond with through their comments, questions, or emails here at Veggie Gardening Tips. But it’s always nice to be able to associate a message to the face or a personality that’s behind it. In this case I met Barb back in March […]

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As much as I enjoy my own garden, it’s always a thrill to see photos and read the stories that arrive sharing the experiences that others are having as they cultivate the patches of earth that they are responsible for. I especially like to learn about the edible gardening practices and crops that are grown […]

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Looks like I was worried over my apple scions and grafts without good cause a few weeks ago. Out of six attempted apple tree grafts, five of them are leafing out already, and I haven’t given up on that last one just yet! I have to admit that I wasn’t overly optimistic about the odds […]

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Yesterday’s entry was an interview with organic gardener Fern Marshall Bradley in which she shared her background in organic gardening, a few of her favorite edibles, and offered tips for improving soils and starting a new garden. Today’s post is the continuation of Fern’s interview and provides more gardening information and recommendations for the home […]

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Today’s post features an interview with Fern Marshall Bradley, co-author of the recently revised All-New Illustrated Guide to Gardening. Fern wrote a previous article here about ways to Save Money by Growing Organically, and is back to offer more of her great insight and to answer a series of questions regarding her organic gardening techniques […]

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