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In the slow lane

The Slow Food garden situated in the center of Indianapolis incorporates mind and body in its teaching while gardeners grow unique veggies. Here is some of what I saw: Like this:Like Loading...

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Dear friends and gardeners, 2010, week one

Does anyone remember the series of letters Carol from May Dreams Gardens and Mary Ann from Gardens of the Wild, Wild West and I wrote to each other last summer profiling our vegetable gardens?  We enjoyed our comparisons, and hope you did too, because we’re doing it again this...

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An ongoing and clandestine love affair

This year, I swore no indoor seed growing.  Here’s why: I really don’t have a place for them except the basement (where I’ll forget to water). The seedlings get leggy from not enough light (although I use full spectrum, grow lights); and quite frankly, I don’t wanna. After placing...

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Kitchen Gardener magazine arrives!

About a hundred years ago, when I first started gardening out here in the country in my red dirt, I subscribed to Kitchen Gardener magazine (formerly known as Kitchen Garden).  Like a vegetable garden bible, I carried this magazine everywhere, and I read its bimonthly issue cover to cover. ...

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Random end of season tomato thoughts

Last month, as I worked in the garden, picking the last of the green tomatoes, ripe ‘Yummy’ peppers and a couple of overlooked carrots and green onions, I reflected on  how my tomatoes performed this season.  The best grower and producer of any tomato was ‘Giant Belgium.’  GB outperformed...

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