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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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Growing heirloom vegetables: ‘Cherokee Purple’

January 27, 2014

‘Brandywine’ gets all the press, but most tomato gardeners I know are rhapsodic about ‘Cherokee Purple’. The dusky colored fruits are a beefsteak size with small seeds, and they are usually a nicely uniform, round shape. They grow well in most climates. The shoulders of the tomato have a tendency to stay green, which is […]

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How to save tomato seeds

September 25, 2013

_____ Click image to view larger. Visit the Timber Press Scribd page for a print-ready version of this graphic (and more!). Inspired by The Manual of Seed Saving by Andrea Heistinger. _____

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Can home gardeners put the fragrance back in flowers? Joseph Tychonievich says, “Yes!”

April 9, 2013

Move a plant from the wild into a garden, and over the generations, it begins changing and adapting to its new situation and the demands we make of it. Move plants from a small garden to an industrial farm, and they are reinvented again—but in ways that don’t always make sense for the home gardener.

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The prettiest edibles

March 7, 2013

__________ Texture, color, and shape are every bit as important in determining combinations of edibles as of ornamentals. Here a drape of spiny rosemary plays off the rough sides of an urn stuffed with pansies, pale sage, and deep-purple chard. These are just a few edibles that are as beautiful as they are tasty: Rainbow […]

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No manure in Montezuma? There are other choices.

August 22, 2012

In the latest Garden Problem Solver, Mari from Montezuma, Georgia, asked: What natural fertilizers are there besides animal manure? I have a large garden, but no tractor or large equipment. I know about alfalfa meal and cottonseed meal — I can apply those by bucket and hand. But are there others that are good that […]

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A few of my fava-rite things

June 7, 2012

Let me start by saying that I love fava beans. I say this not as some kind of twelve-step greeting (Broad Beans Anonymous?), but simply to get the topic out there as soon as possible. Because, in my experience, upon hearing the phrase “fava beans”, most Americans instinctively reply with “… and a nice chianti” — […]

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