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  • How-To

    How to Direct-Sow Veggies

    Even though I consider myself a thrifty shopper, I often leave the grocery store feeling a lot lighter in the wallet. I just won’t compromise on some things, like healthy,…

  • Design

    Vertical Gardening

    Hi – Brenda Tripp here in good ole southern Illinois! It's a bit cold today and not one of my favorite times to be outside, so I thought I would…

  • Article

    Grow a Special Squash Next Season

    Why grow an ordinary summer squash when you can grow something extra-special--like a cucuzza?

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Giant Vegetable Marrows Squash the Competition

    Vegetable marrows aren’t your typical summer squash. These giant vegetables are gaining ground at vegetable competitions and can weigh more than 100 pounds.

  • Article

    Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipe Ideas

    Vegetable gardeners love to make fun of their abundant zucchini harvests, but they plant and grow them anyway. These delicious summer squashes have a delicate flavor that’s perfect for garden-fresh…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Summer Vegetable Garden Surprises

    Vegetable gardeners can plan and plant, but often their gardens produce an unexpected bounty.

  • Article

    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,…

  • Article

    July in the Garden

    Summer is full on and the garden is growing in leaps and bounds. Here in Maryland, we have had pretty great weather--our days have been in the upper 80s rather…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Small Winter Squash for Small-Space Gardens

    Small-space gardeners rejoice! Seed companies have taken a special interest in offering plants that can grow just about anywhere, like these adorable 'Climbing Honey Nut' baby butternut squashes.

  • Article

    Summer Squash Sauté

    It's that time of year--the summer weather has arrived--and so the seasonal produce is just starting to come in: squash time! Here is a quick, easy, tasty squash saute that…

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