Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening

Why and How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

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Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s vegetable garden. By Steffie Littlefield (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener April 2016 issue.) Everyone knows I’m a huge vegetable gardening addict. From the time I could walk I helped and played in my darling grandmother’s

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Preserving Your Harvest

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There are many ways to preserve your summer harvest and extend your enjoyment of self-grown produce into the fall and winter.  You might regret giving all your produce away come winter when you have a hankering for locally grown produce. By Mara Higdon (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener September 2015 issue.) There are many ways to

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Get a Hot Start on Cool Season Veggies

a picture of young seedlings in a tray

Can’t wait to get out in the garden?  You can start sooner and have easily grown produce if you plant cool season vegetables!  By Mara Higdon (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener Jan./Feb. 2011 issue) Can’t wait to get out in the garden?  You can start sooner and have easily grown produce if you plant cool season

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Eat Your Landscape!

By Steffie Littlefield Photos courtesy Tammy Palmier, Missouri Botanical Garden (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener January/February 2011 issue.) Creating a garden or landscape that is more than a park but a place that produces food for your family is not just a trend, it is a style of gardening that has been documented since ancient times.

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