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A Tale of Two Gardens

I have two gardens and can barely keep up with one.<p>The first garden is in Louisville, where Rose and I have lived for 18 years. It’s on a one-third …

Gathering Onions

The photo of the day is my Onion harvest. They’ve been drying in the greenhouse and are now ready for storing. They are pungent! Super strong and …

Onions

Don't just grow food outside - cook in the garden, too

Where better to cook your home-grown food than outside, among overflowing beds of fruit and veg?<p>Whatever the weather, gardens are meant to be spaces that you can use, are fun to live in and have a real purpose. Our garden enables us to be totally self-sufficient in pork, beef, lamb, eggs and most …

The TomTato

You say tomatoes, I say potatoes ... but imagine you could get both crops on one plant.<p>Thompson & Morgan have unveiled the TomTato, a plant that produces cherry tomatoes above ground, and white potatoes below.<p>T&M claims a "world exclusive" in its press release, but this isn't a GM-manufactured …

Alys Fowler: fig trees

My favourite fig tree belongs to a church and sits on the corner of Byng Place, near Euston station in London. I am offering this up because most years the figs rot on the ground and yet hundreds of you cycle, walk or sit below this tree. As its feet are somewhere sacred, it would be wise to ask …

Why fennel is the gardener's friend

The Romans believed that fennel made them strong; the Greeks used it as an appetite suppressant. I just like the taste of it.<p>Every year I try to grow Florence fennel (foeniculum dulce), and every year I get ferny growth aplenty – and tiny inedible bulbs. To add insult to injury, herb fennel …

Grasses for autumn gardens

The garden is taller than it will ever be, before the nights get too cool and the days too short to sustain the growth. I like the feeling that everything has exerted itself as much as it can before retreating, and I will avoid that desire to rein things back. Sunflowers poking over walls and …

How to Use Dish Detergents in the Garden : Garden Space

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Gardens: five ways with ground cover

Fill a cottage garden border<p>Leave bare soil in your borders and you may as well put up a sign saying, "Weeds welcome." The best ground cover plants are the ones that never overreach their boundaries (or, if they do, are easily tamed). <i>Geranium</i> 'Rozanne' is one of these. Equally at home in a mixed …

Roots in the Sand: Winter Vegetable Storage

This week’s harvest moon has us thinking about ways to store up the last of the season’s bounty. Last week, we explored ways to keep vegetables fresh …

Blackberries: autumn's free-for-all hedge fund

With the change in the season come blackberries - free and tasty treats, straight from your nearest hedge.<p>This weekend, with the autumnal equinox, summer becomes autumn. Scarves and hats are officially permissible, sloe gin is entirely appropriate and now is the time to embark on a fruitless search …

Redesigning gardens: when old favourites become new again

Timeless English gardens are always changing, says author Tim Richardson.<p>Entitling a book <i>The New English Garden</i> (my latest) was always going to be somewhat controversial. But I stand by the premise that all 25 gardens in it have been "made or remade" over the past 10 to 15 years. Gardens naturally …

English Gardens

Pollination of Cucumber Plants Without Bees : Garden Space

How to Braid Onions

I just harvested my Shallots. About a two weeks ago I flopped over the tops to begin the drying out process. Last week I dug them and left them on …

Growing Conditions for Zucchini : The Chef's Garden

How to keep deer out of your yard in every season

97 Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend

At-home brunch means no waiting in line, plus: eating in pajamas! These leisurely homemade brunch ideas will help you do it up in style.<p><b>An at-home brunch means no waiting in line</b>, as many mimosas as your heart desires, and, best of all, eating in your pajamas. These recipes will help you tackle a …

How to Amend Clay Soil for Berries : Green Savvy

How to Revitalize Garden Soil for Replanting : Garden Space

How to Water Plants With Alkaline Water or Tap Water : The Chef's Garden

What Are Three Ways Soil Can Be Sustained? : Green Savvy

Autumn garden colour with cyclamen

In Russia, this time of year is described as velvety: heavy dews and grass growing in a last rush before the frosts, soft light, lengthening shadows and bloom on cabbages and damsons. With this change comes the push of autumn bulbs and their out-of-season energy.<p>The annual return of the autumn …

10 inspirational garden seat ideas: in pics - Telegraph

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Gardens: what to plant in autumn

How do you demonstrate that you are a real gardener? By loudly proclaiming that this is not the end of the gardening year but the start of it. Not for you such ephemeral fripperies as summer bedding; you're more the bare-root-hedging type. This is the month that separates the women from the girls, …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

How to Lower Phosphorus in Soil : Green Savvy

Discovering Conifers at StoneGate Gardens