Category Archives: Vegetables and Fruits

Blending the Garden

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Most fads come in some sort of a box or a package, but when it comes to the “green smoothie” craze, there are no gimmicks or tricks to it. By Jennifer Schamber [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener July/August 2015 issue] Most fads come in some sort of a box or a package, but when it comes

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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

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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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Mix Up Your Beds and Borders

By Barbara Perry Lawton (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener May 2006 issue.) Traditional gardeners and garden designers often create each garden bed and border with a single focus, with an emphasis on a particular group of plants. As a result, we often have perennial borders, annual beds, rose gardens, herb gardens and other “Johnny-One-Note” gardens. While

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