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Garlic O’Plenty | A Quick Guide to Garlic for the Garden

Hardneck Garlic – (Allium sativum ophioscorodon) Harneck garlic is one of two categories of garlic (the other is softneck) and is recommended for northern climates due to its need for a long dormant period, which ensures hardy bulbs and better … Continue reading

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10 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Summer has finally arrived and with it’s arrival the proliferation of the blood-sucking and possible disease-carrying garden foe: the mosquito. In my home garden, I typically place several types of plants to deter mosquitoes. Typically, I either plant them in … Continue reading

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Benefits of Basil

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Tips for The Beginning Gardener

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Ginger and Cinnamon | Natural Healing Herbs

HERBAL MEDICINE What it is: The use of flowers, leaves, roots, stems, bark and other natural materials to treat ailments, which has been done since prehistoric times. Today, about 25 percent of the ingredients in pharmaceutical drugs come from medicinal … Continue reading

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Vegetables and Herbs for Cold Climate Gardens

Edible garden plants that defy Lady Autumn and Old Man Winter.

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