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Grafted Tomatoes

March 12th, 2011 · 12 Comments · Food Gardening, Gardening News, Tomatoes, Vegetable Gardening

You may have heard the buzz that is going around about the latest thing in tomatoes – grafted tomato plants.  Why is this a good thing?  Simple.  Grafting your favorite tomato onto the right rootstock can result in a stronger, healthier, better yielding plant.  One that may require the use of less pesticide.  Good for […]

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Wicked Plants, Grow Pellets and SucraShield

June 7th, 2009 · No Comments · Book Reviews, Gardening News, Insects, organic gardening

• ‘Wicked Plants’ by Amy Stewart (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2009).  Ms. Stewart has delivered another exciting page-turner in the area of horticultural reads.  Following her successful foray into the worldwide cut flower business in ‘Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers” and her fabulous journey into […]

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WonderSoil, Food-Growing Encyclopedia, StrawPots & Super Plums

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Book Reviews, Container gardening, Gardening News, Healthy Gardener, Insects, Plums

•WonderSoil is by far the best soilless potting mix I have ever used.  It is a dehydrated, compressed medium that quickly expands 10 to 12 times in volume when water is added.  It is made up of a combination of coconut coir, worm castings, kelp, mycorrhizal fungi, water-holding polymers and organic micro-nutrients.  Seedlings germinate quickly […]

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New People’s Garden on the National Mall

April 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Food Gardening, Gardening News, Vegetable Gardening

The gardening bug has really taken Washington DC by storm!  Not only is Michelle Obama growing her own food garden at the White House, but the US Department of Agriculture will showcase sustainability at the new six acre People’s Garden on the National Mall. 

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Garden News & Notes

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Berries, Book Reviews, Fruit, Gardening News, Travel, Vegetable Gardening

• Berry Compound Reduces Aging Effects:  In a study of aged rats done by USDA researchers at the Agricultural Research Service it was found that a diet rich in the berry and grape compound pterostilbene “reversed measurable negative effects of aging on brain function and behavioral performance”. The report goes on to further state that […]

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New White House Food Garden

March 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Gardening News, Healthy Gardener, Vegetable Gardening

(Scarborough, Maine) –100,000 people signed a petition asking the Obamas to replant a Victory Garden at the White House, and recent news reports indicate that they are about to reap what they sowed. For advocates of sustainable and healthy foods, this harvest of good news was as welcome as the summer’s first red-ripe tomato.  “I’m […]

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