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Regional harvest recipes from Timber Press authors

April 14, 2017

Cooking with local, seasonal veggies is one of the most satisfying ways to celebrate the unique tastes of your region. We asked the authors of our regional Vegetable Gardening Guides to share some of their favorite go-to recipes. To learn more about growing your own regional fruits and vegetables, consult the expert advice in your regional’s Vegetable Gardening Guide!

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What makes your region unique? Interviews with the authors of our vegetable gardening guides

March 18, 2016

The authors of our regional Vegetable Gardening Guides share their favorite vegetables as well as what makes their region so special. Gardeners are not all the same. But gardening advice often is. What works for one gardener may not work for another, especially if they live in different parts of the country. The Timber Press […]

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How to choose all-star plants: 10 tips on bringing the right plant home

January 11, 2013

Wondering how to pick the best plants for your garden? There are many things to consider when shopping for plants. Here are 10 tips on bringing the right plant home taken from Andrew Keys’ new book, Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants.

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Test your seeds before you plant them

January 6, 2012

Meleah Maynard, author of the new book Decoding Gardening Advice, is our guest poster today. She shares advice about testing seeds before you plant them. You can read more from Meleah on her blog, Everyday Gardener. Raise your hand if you’ve got a bunch of half-empty seed packets in your basement along with unlabeled seeds in jars, […]

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Gardening for a Lifetime

April 2, 2010

Sometimes no one can better explain a book than the author. Here’s what Sydney Eddison has to say about her newest book, Gardening for a Lifetime. “In A Patchwork Garden, published 20 years ago, I wrote about turning overgrown Connecticut farmland into a garden. My charming, funny, not-gardening English husband not only indulged my gardening […]

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