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How to Create a Pollinator Oasis Right at Home

Did you know that about one-third of the world’s food crop production relies on pollination? Perhaps due to this connection, the plight of pollinators (bees in particular) has recently become highl…

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Guide to October Gardening

October... one of my favorite months for gardening. The temperatures are comfortable, the ground is a little softer with fall rains, and there are fewer insects to deal with. Important October gard…

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The Weirdest Foods You Can Grow in Your Garden (Infographic)

Your garden just got a little bit stranger. Forget about cherry tomatoes and peppers. These foods are vibrant, unique and totally plantable in your backyard. Pretty soon, you could be eating foods you…

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Your To-Do List for Gardening in August

August is a time of abundance in the garden. Plenty of tomatoes, eggplant, sweet corn, peppers, green beans and cucumbers among other crops make August a month of bounty! It's also the time of p…

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A Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Wishing you had a simple source to get started on your vegetable gardening? Here's a great-looking vegetable growing cheat sheet that's chock-full of useful advice from the UK online ezine, Good…

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Your ‘To-Do’ List for Gardening in July

The fruits of our gardening labors are literally in our hands this month. Harvests of early tomatoes, corn, squash, herbs to enjoy along with bouquets of flowers for the house and garden… Be car…

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6 Humane Ways to Stop Garden Pests

Keeping varmints out of your garden is an ongoing challenge (we know at Gardenista). The variety of marauder may vary depending on where your plot is located, but there doesn't seem to be a garden a…

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Fresh from the Garden Tabouli

This tabouli tastes like a garden in a bowl. Very fresh and bursting with flavor. Enjoy it chilled or at room temperature. Perfect for a summer lunch, picnic or potluck. It’s delightfully refreshing! …

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Love to Garden? Here’s Your May ‘To-Do’ List!

May is the month to get out in the garden! To help plan for the season, I've put together this guide---what to plant, harvest and care for during this month. Here in the northwest suburbs of Chicago,…

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Help the Bees With This DIY Bee Water Garden!

Help save our bee population with this easy DIY project! Last year, massive bee deaths were reported widely even in the mainstream news. While there are many causes of the deaths, we need to do all…

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