Monthly Archives: June 2011

Growing The New Grafted Vegetables

Super Natural Tomatoes After last year’s success with growing grafted tomatoes, I was eager to try even more grafted veggies this year. After a cold, wet winter, a cold wet spring, and a cold, wet early summer, I figured that … Continue reading

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Dealing With Dry Shade

Sustainable Shady Dry Gardens Drought tolerant gardens are becoming increasingly popular for some excellent reasons. First of all, they reduce our dependence on water during the dry summers, when regional rainfall is minimal. Once established, with husky, wide-reaching root systems, … Continue reading

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Deer Resistant Plants

Plants Deer Don’t Prefer Each year, I am asked for advice about planting a deer proof garden. I can indeed suggest a range of plants that deer will never touch, that won’t need water, and will never outgrow their spot. … Continue reading

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Don’t Drink From That Hose!

Seeking Safer Garden Hoses A reader recently asked me to write about drinking quality or safe hoses. This is an often overlooked issue, because few people realize that most ordinary garden hoses are NOT safe to drink from. I learned … Continue reading

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