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    Tiny Side-Yard Makeover

    My name is Kerry and I live in Portland, Oregon. When I moved into my home eight years ago, the small side yards consisted of concrete and a chain-link fence.…

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    Erin’s Garden in Maryland

    Today we’re off to Baltimore to visit with Erin! Erin is a busy mother of three but somehow manages to grow a beautiful garden and share lots of photos of…

  • How-To

    Veggie Varieties for Italian Cooking

    Late-summer harvests of juicy tomatoes, fresh herbs, delicious red peppers, and leafy greens inspire tasty suppers. And putting together a pizza topped with your very own, fresh-from-the-garden summer veggies is…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    It’s Easy to Grow Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas, Zones 10–12) are fun and very easy to grow as long as you have enough space for their vigorous vines. At the season’s end, the plants…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Best Carrot Varieties to Grow From Seed

    Before you actually do it, growing carrots seems masochistic—especially if you’ve listened to the tales of fellow gardeners, citing drainage woes and deformed crops. But what’s a gardener to do…