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Seed Starting Part 2

Transplanting Seedlings and Getting Them Garden Ready So you got through the first step…you planted your seeds for your spring garden. If you followed the steps in part one of this post, by now your seedlings should be growing and thriving. Now it is necessary to transplant them out of their tiny egg carton homes. […]

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Good Garden Reads

As those of us in cold climates can only dream of the warmth of the summer sun and those in warmer climates are beginning to tackle their early spring gardening projects, we thought our readers may enjoy hearing about a few our favorite gardening books – both old and new. Container Theme Gardens is one […]

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Gardening with Kids: Why it Matters

Our food choices are creating extreme consequences on our health, our economy, and our environment. Young children are being diagnosed as obese, the cancer rate is soaring, climate change is real, and our reliance on eating large amounts of meat is creating a dire need for intervention. Teaching children how to grow food and eat […]

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Grow Your Own Salad Mix Indoors

Although the weather outside is frightful (at least here in Vermont), growing your own food is so delightful! It will be months before many of us are back digging in the dirt, but we can still enjoy growing many yummy fruits and vegetables indoors. One of things I miss the most in the winter is […]

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Gardening with kids

No, it’s really not too late in the season to get your kids interested in gardening. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s a great outdoors activity!  Studies have shown over and over again that children who are involved in growing their own food are much more likely to develop healthy eating habits.  Those involved in […]

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