Vegetables

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    How-To

    Grow Escarole and Endive in Late Summer for a Fall Harvest

    I had to start growing escarole and endive after hearing emotional tales from my mother-in-law and her sisters about their family’s holiday meals—multicourse, gut-busting, Italian-American feasts in which escarole soup…

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    How-To

    How to Grow Kale

    When I tell people I grow kale in my vegetable garden, they often give me funny looks and ask why I bother. Even my next-door neighbors, who welcome all my…

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    How-To

    Why to Use Raised Garden Beds, Especially in Extreme Climates

    My first foray into gardening was many years ago when my husband and I joined another couple in renting a community garden plot in Arlington, Virginia. We inherited the worst…

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    Collection

    The Best New Plants for Your Garden

    Each year we do a feature in our big spring issue introducing folks to a slew of new offerings from plant breeders. But this is not simply a list of…

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    How-To

    Growing Artichokes in the Northeast

    The artichoke that is cultivated as a vegetable is a variety of cardoon (Cynara cardunculus, Zones 7–10), or artichoke thistle, a thistle-type perennial in the sunflower family that’s native to…

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    Aissa’s New Garden

    Today we're visiting Aissa's garden in Linden, New Jersey. I moved from a tiny one-bedroom apartment to a townhome with a small backyard. After reading and researching ideas all winter,…

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    How-To

    Learn How to Thin Vegetable Seedlings

    Some people hate to see a plant go to waste, as I discovered one day while thinning chard in the company of an eight-year-old child. Intent on my task, I…

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    Keegan’s Maryland Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Keegan Clifford, who is a vegetable gardener extraordinaire, producing huge amounts of beautiful produce. Keegan lives in Middletown, Maryland (Zone 7), a small town with just…

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    Design

    Gardening in North Dakota

    My name is Lloree Dickens. I reside in the plains region of North Dakota. I’ve been gardening off and on for several years. I own a small ranch with two…

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    Design

    Brandy’s Florida Garden

    Today we're visiting Brandy's garden. I garden in Zone 9b in the sunny state of Florida. Gardening is my favorite hobby. If I am not in my garden I’m visiting…