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  • Kitchen Gardening

    How to Grow the Best Watermelon From Seed

    On hot summer afternoons, we didn’t need much more than the shade of a mimosa tree and a watermelon to stay cool. My grandfather would split one open, spear the…

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    The Best Veggies for Your Region

    Are you really a bad vegetable gardener—or are you just growing the wrong veggies? According to experts that we’ve asked from across the country, many crop failures can be attributed…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    How to Grow Great Pumpkins

    Growing pumpkins can be addictive. My own experience began with growing a few hills of jack-o’-lantern pumpkins in my garden. I now grow over 120 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    8 Outstanding New Veggies 2016

    Wouldn’t it be great to have gardening friends who would grow all of those tempting new vegetable varieties you read about in catalogs, and tell you which were most worthy…

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    Taking the Mystery Out of Melons

    One of the greatest tasty treats of summer is a sweet, vine-ripened melon picked from your own garden. The quality is unsurpassed and will put to shame the bland shipping…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Squash Basics: Troubleshooting Common Problems

    Green zucchini, yellow crooknecks, and pattypans—all summer squash are tasty, early bearing, and easy to grow, especially if you use good organic methods. But even with the best of crops,…

  • How-To

    How to Grow Cucumbers

    Good riddance to the cucumbers of a few decades ago—those fat, green, spiny, tough-skinned, and acid-producing fruit that were once served with iceberg lettuce and bottled dressing. Today’s cucumber is…

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    Peach Goes with Everything

    Think of the color peach, and what pops into your head? If you’re a child of the 1980s, visions of Miami Vice and taffeta bridesmaid dresses most likely spring to…

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    How-To

    Learn How to Trellis Your Sprawling Veggies

    Cucumbers, winter and summer squash, and melons are infamous for sprawling beyond their allotted space. Attempts to contain the relentless growth of the Cucurbitaceae family by simply moving growing tips…

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    That’s a Daylily?

    If you—and, consequently, your garden—have sworn off daylilies (Hemerocallis cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 3–10) because you hate the typical orange and yellow varieties, then you need to give them another…