No Babysitting Required

A fine mess I’ve been away on vacation for most of the last few weeks, and as is typically true in August, have returned to ridiculous explosions of food, weeds, and crabgrass. ...

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Banishing the Uninvited

My garden on the mulch I know that mulches are not traditionally used in vegetable gardens, but flossing, driving cars with decent gas mileage, and using Wikipedia to settle dinner-table debates are ...

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Shout-out to 2 A-Way-to-Garden Podcasts

Here’s some winter interest for ya – catching up with gardening podcasts!  Which I don’t believe we’ve mentioned here on the Rant since 2010, so it’s high time, with this being called ...

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Patience With the Experiment

Future perfect Though gardeners are supposed to put down roots, I’ve made an awful lot of vegetable gardens in the last decade. When I first bought a weekend place in the country, ...

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Garden Ephemera

The ephemeral flight of hot air balloons over my garden just after sunrise provides a sense of place. (Boise is a ballooning hot spot.) During this season of relative cold and darkness, ...

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Seeds Give-Away

Contest Closed!   “Plant the Seeds, Frame the Art!” When Ken Greene founded the Hudson Valley Seed Library a dozen years ago at the Gardiner (NY) Library, it was the first seed ...

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