This excerpt is from The Nonstop Garden by Stephanie Cohen and Jennifer Benner. Find it at:

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As we slide into summer, we leave behind a lot of fond memories of spring. Unfortunately, we also leave behind a lot of color from perennials and bulbs that have already done their thing. To keep the color going throughout the summer (and even well into autumn), consider these annuals and tropicals from The Nonstop Garden. … Read more

This excerpt is from Sugar Snaps and Strawberries by Andrea Bellamy. Find it at:

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You’ve planned and plotted. You’ve planted your plot. And now, as Tom Petty once noted, the waiting is the hardest part. Not that we recommend just waiting. There’s a lot that can be done to keep your plants healthy and growing. This excerpt from Sugar Snaps and Strawberries covers the basics from a vegetable gardener’s perspective, though the advice applies to other plants, as well. … Read more

This excerpt is from What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Find it at:

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Whether you’ve just planted your tomato starts, or are already harvesting earlier crops like peas and favas — or at least were hoping to — it seems like there’s a lot that can go wrong with your vegetables. But most problems boil down to getting the temperature, soil, light, and water right. This excerpt from What’s Wrong With My Vegetable Garden? covers the main organic solutions you need to know. … Read more

This excerpt is from Teaming with Nutrients by Jeff Lowenfels. Find it at:

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We all know that plants need water, and water in the proper amount. But why? What do plants do with all the water they take in? Knowing the answer to that question can help us better understand how plants work, and what we need to do to keep our plants healthy, as Jeff Lowenfels explains in this chapter from Teaming with Nutrients. … Read more

This excerpt is from 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants by Ruth Rogers Clausen. Find it at:

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Now is a good time to add some color to your garden by planting annuals. But if you live in deer country, you might wonder whether it’s worth the effort, if everything ends up nibbled to death, anyhow. Fortunately, there are annuals that you can enjoy, but the deer won’t, as Ruth Rogers Clausen explains in 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants. … Read more