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For a vegetable gardener, the definition of “exciting” A few years ago, I interviewed a gardener from Bangladesh who grew exotic gourds like fuzzy melon and snake melon in the …

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Here’s my favorite provision of S-510, otherwise known as the Food Safety Modernization Act, and just approved unanimously by the Senate Sunday: it allows the FDA to recall foods linked …

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Much will be said in the coming weeks and months about Michele Owen’s amazing new book Grow the Good Life, most of it by me. (With that link I send …

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It was Amy Stewart’s  review of Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl  in the Washington Post that got my attention. Here’s the blurb the publisher put on the back cover: “Sparkling, unexpected…Delightfully, wickedly funny.  I love …

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It’s blizzarding today.  It’s beautiful, but it’s late winter.  I’m ready to stop shovelling snow and to start eating the mache in my garden that germinated last fall but is …

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I love this video by Beltsville, MD wildlife gardener Marcia Van Horn.  (Viewable on desk and laptops, but not on mobile devices.)  I know Marcia because she created a video …

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A lot of us gardening addicts think we live in our own little particularized universe, isolated by our allegiance to perennials, seeds, bulbs, vines, compost, mulch, pruners, trowels, and topsoil. …

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Enjoy a photo-travelogue by our guest Rob Cardillo! This past October, I was lucky enough to attend Japan’s fourth annual Gardening World Cup set in Huis Ten Bosch  –  a …

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Unlike scrapbooking, genealogy, homebrewing, model trains, or cosplay, gardening brings with it an inseparable relationship to time and season. During the late fall and early spring—whenever those may fall for …

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Lake Superior image courtesy of Shutterstock The drought news from the West and Southwest combined with watching Interstellar over the weekend has me thinking about water and the lack thereof. …

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