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10 Plants that Will Thrive in Your Vertical Garden

Planting a vertical garden is a wonderful way to make the most of limited outdoor space. A small backyard or a balcony can be transformed into a thriving fruit and vegetable patch. Beyond their space-…

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DIY Natural Pesticide Recipe is Good Enough to Eat

Growing an organic garden is rewarding work. Eating fresh, healthy food straight from the garden lifts both the body and spirit. Unfortunately, many insects and other pests like to sample the fresh pr…

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Edible Plants that Self-Seed (Perfect for the Lazy Gardener!)

We all know that perennial flowers will self-seed, keep growing, and come back again and again, making them great staples for the flower garden. But did you know that the same is true of many c…

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5 Tips to Grow a Food Forest

There has been a lot of interest lately in food foraging. A nature walk in the woods can turn into a bountiful buffet of forest produce when you know which plants are edible along the trail. Plenty of…

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Fool-Proof Tips for Container Gardening

Avis Licht is a landscape gardener, educator, and author of the wonderful book, The Spring Garden Made Easy. Her passion is to create beautiful gardens that incorporate edibles that can be harvested y…

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Low-Stress Organic Veggie & Herb Gardening

This is our first year in our new home. Itís thrilling to see the hundreds of tulips poking through the snow dust. The previous owner has some nice flower beds and a herb bed, but no†vegetable garden.…

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Growing an Edible Garden

By Erica Sofrina, author of Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World I interviewed a wonderful teacher and Landscape Designer, Avis Licht whose passion is to create beautiful…

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5 Simple Ways To Get Your Garden Ready for Spring

With spring exactly a month away (it officially starts on March 20), as a gardener and food advocate, my thoughts are naturally turning to food and getting my garden ready for spring. I am not unusual…

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A Colorful Garden in the Winter

In Northern California, the five-acre garden at Campovida is bright with colorful vegetables and fruits, even during the winter months. With a history that goes back to the 1980s, the property was re…

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Toxic Waste in Fertilizers?

In case you needed another reason to avoid conventional fertilizers, you can add that they may contain toxic waste to the list. EPA regulations allow fertilizer manufacturers to use fly ash which c…

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