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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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Permaculture for any space

March 31, 2017

To determine the best placement for plantings and structures, permaculture offers you a way to look at the garden in terms of zones, and there are sustainable options for gardens of every size.

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Are you wasting energy?

March 31, 2017

For existing buildings, an energy audit is a great place to start. You can do your own simple energy audit or have a professional consultant do a more thorough, technical job. Some cities, states, and utilities offer incentives for doing an energy audit on your home. Ultimately, an energy audit will tell you where inefficiencies […]

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An interview with Wendy Kiang-Spray of The Chinese Kitchen Garden

November 22, 2016

“I think most gardeners could tell a life story based on their changing gardens.” —Wendy Kiang-Spray

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Recipes to “fall back” on

October 20, 2016

In November we “fall back,” gaining an hour of daylight  back to wrap up our fall harvests and put our gardens to bed. Here are some of our favorite Timber Press recipes for using those late summer and autumn harvests to their fullest potential:

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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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Words to live by: Quotes that inspire practical permaculture

April 30, 2015

Just as permaculture is inspired by natural systems, co-authors Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein hope to inspire you to more sustainable gardening with their book Practical Permaculture. The following quotes are some of the words that inspired them to such practices and to write about it.

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Earth Food

November 19, 2014

Written by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth, authors of What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?, this post originally appeared on their blog. Earth Food David has been talking about storing summer bulbs, and it got me thinking about all the things we who live in cold climates do to prepare for winter. As gardeners we […]

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What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?

December 8, 2011

What’s Wrong with My Vegetable Garden? by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth is now available! The authors’ previously published book, What’s Wrong with My Plant? has become a valuable resource for gardeners, and this new book will be a welcome guide for any veggie grower. Be sure to visit the authors’ blog for thoughts about […]

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Preparing my garden for winter

November 7, 2011

 Marie Iannotti, author of the upcoming book The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables, is our guest poster today. She is in the midst of preparing her garden for winter and shares her plans for the change in season. She writes regularly at About.com in the Gardening section.  Fall is unpredictable in my area. Some […]

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