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Entries for 2010 (80)
Dec 20, 2010
Snow & Mulch: The great insulators
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
Don't curse the snow blanketing your garden these days. It’s actually one of nature’s best protectors of plants. It insulates them from extremes, and keeps them dormant. This clears the....

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Dec 10, 2010
Basic composting through the winter
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
Tasty vegetables come from healthy, happy plants. And happy plants are well-fed plants! The best way to offer a nutritious boost to your garden is to amend your soil with compost and other organic m....

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Dec 7, 2010
Peeling and seeding tomatoes
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
If those late-season, homegrown tomatoes you rescued from your dwindling vegetable garden are still sitting on your kitchen counter, it’s time to use them or lose them! One of our favorite ways....

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Dec 3, 2010
Lessons of a school garden
Theresa Loe  Associate Producer | Growing A Greener World
So what exactly is an educational school garden? Basically, it is an outdoor classroom that is set in a working garden. It is a place where children can learn about science, math, ecology, language....

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Nov 24, 2010
Cold frames
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
*Sigh* We’re already missing the warm, sunny days of summer and the delight we had tending our vegetable garden. But even though most growing zones in North America have gone to sleep for the....

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Nov 16, 2010
Gardening is a gift – pass it on
George Ball Jr.  President of W. Atlee Burpee & Co.
Gardening is in our blood. Gardening brings us back to the earth, and more of us are choosing lifestyles that promote this connection to the environment. It enhances our physical and emotional wellbeing....

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Nov 12, 2010
Q&A: Hardiness zones
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
2010 was the first year home gardeners could find Burpee Home Gardens vegetable and herb plants in their local garden retail centers. It’s been an amazing year, filled with lots of information....

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Nov 5, 2010
Prepare for the year of the tomato
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
Each year the National Garden Bureau chooses one vegetable and one flower to showcase throughout the entire season. The crops are chosen because of their popularity, but also because they are easy-t....

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Nov 2, 2010
Promise Of Peace Revisited
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
Each year, garden writers across the country meet-up to learn from one another and stay on top of current gardening trends and the latest varieties. This September in Dallas, the Burpee Home Gardens....

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Oct 26, 2010
Preparing pumpkins for pie recipes
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
Homemade pumpkin pie is a stalwart fall experience. The smells are sure to conjure up memories of cool autumn days, jumping into leaf piles, apple- or pumpkin-picking excursions, and overall seasonal....

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