Category Archives: Soil

Growing Spectacular Strawberries in Containers

Print PDF  Splendid Strawberries For Every Garden Strawberries are among America’s favorite fruits, appearing in everything from salad dressings and cereals to toothpaste and lip balm. Since strawberries rank first on the list of foods that retain significantly high levels … Continue reading

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Purple Peruvian And Ozette Potatoes

Print PDF  Fabulous Flavor And Pecks/Pecs From Heritage Spuds I love potatoes. Potatoes get a bad reputation with dieters, but these humble tubers have been the backbone of many a cultural cuisine for millennia. Until we slather them with tasty … Continue reading

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Giving Tomatoes A Terrific Head Start

Print PDFGreat Plants Deserve Great Soil Like most people, I love tomatoes. Even though my garden lives largely in containers on my back deck, I grow as many kinds of tomatoes as I can find room for. I also pamper … Continue reading

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Seeking Safer Garden Hoses

Print PDF  Please Don’t Drink From That Hose! A reader wonders if it’s safe to let her kids drink from the garden hose. In a word, probably not. (OK, two words.) Here’s the deal; most ordinary garden hoses are indeed … Continue reading

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