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Seeds

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It Takes Little Power To Make Seeds Flower

If you sow seeds in sun or shade – whatever it tells you to do on the package – some plants will probably grow. Try It.

05/12/2014

Seeds on sale at a garden in England. (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Despite Frozen Ground, Start Thinking About Some Crops Now

So you bought some seeds from one of those glossy seed catalogs. But the ground is still frozen. Now what?

02/11/2014

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Time To Toss The ‘Salad’

As summer gets going, the ‘cool weather crops’ that do well in the spring, such as lettuce, begin to go to seed.

06/17/2013

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One Nutritionist Says Diabetes Can Be Cured By…Food

Dr. Joel Fuhrman promotes what he calls the Nutritarian Diet. He makes what he acknowledges is a radical claim about his new book, The End of Diabetes, that many diseases can be prevented through diet.

03/17/2013

Chef Peter Fong of Singapore in Chinatown (credit: Pat Loeb)

For Some, Ginkgo Trees Smell, For Others, It’s A Tasty Treat

The Philadelphia area boasts a large collection of Ginkgo trees, on its streets and in parks. But at this time of year, that can seem more like a curse than a blessing. The reason? Ginkgos smell.

11/15/2012

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When Droppings Sprout

You can find things growing in the strangest places sometimes – a cherry tree by a lamppost, or some vine winding up through an azalea. Ever wonder why?

06/25/2012

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The Gift Of A Garland From Your Garden

Decorate a friend’s house for the holidays with a gift from your garden — a gift that will keep on giving into the new year.

12/12/2011

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Spreading Nature’s Seeds

While seeds or burrs can be annoying when they stick to you or your coat, it’s actually just Nature’s seed disperal system hitching a ride.

11/29/2011