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  • Design

    A Healing Garden

    Today Liz Cordova is welcoming us into her Southern California garden, starting with a beautiful quote: “And since all this loveliness cannot be Heaven, I know in my heart it…

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    Eggplant is a Surprise Cake Ingredient

    If it's harvest time in your vegetable garden, it's time to let your family eat cake -- with one surprise ingredient.

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    3 Vegetable Winners from 2017

    Vegetable gardeners never know what will be their garden winners until the growing season is over. Here are my top three surprise winners from 2017.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Miniature Fruits and Veggies that Tout Big Flavor

    In the vegetable garden, “good things come in small packages” is more than just a cliché. While a standard eggplant or a soccer-ball-size cabbage makes a meal for a family…

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    Fast-Growing Vegetable Varieties

    Gardening in regions with cool, short summers like the Pacific Northwest and northern New England can create challenging conditions for heat-loving crops. For folks in the extreme South, heat can…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    How Eggplant Got its Name

    It’s easy to take for granted the vegetables we grow in our gardens today. But each one started as a wild plant that needed to be tamed. Here’s how eggplants…

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    Summer Bounty

    It's that time of year when we are reaping the harvest--benefiting from all of our earlier hard labor--and approaching a vegetable glut! Hot weather makes us want to cook less,…

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    What’s Wrong with My Veggies?

    It never fails. Each year, I’ll be working on the East End Community Organic Farm on Long Island, and a gardener will call out to me from a nearby plot.…

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    How to Grow Eggplant in a Container

    It might be less popular than its cousin the tomato, but eggplant has a great personality. This versatile veggie grows on a beautifully ornamental plant, grows lovely lavender flowers and…

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    Growing Eggplants Successfully

    Give them a healthy start, and they’ll thrive in spite of flea beetles

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