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Free Workshops At Philadelphia Flower Show

Did you know your ticket to the Flower Show entitles you to sit in on all kinds of workshops and how-to sessions?


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Control Soil By Gardening In Raised Beds Or Containers

One reason I don’t plant vegetables in the ground – you can never really know what’s been buried or spilled there over the years before you arrived.


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Share Your Harvest With Philabundance

If you’re growing fruits and vegetables, at some point, you’ll probably have more than you can eat. Share your harvest with food pantries through Philabundance.


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Biggest Veggies Compete At Fall Garden Festival

if you’ve had a bumper crop in your vegetable garden, you can show them off and compete this Saturday at the PHS Fall Garden Festival.


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Never Too Late For Fresh Tomatoes

Well that took long enough. Finally, we grew a tomato or two!


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Plant Fall Vegetables Now

It’s time to get your fall vegetables in the ground – or into raised beds or just great big pots, which are what I use.


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Plenty Of Seeds To Share

Seed packets are so small and light it’s easy to get carried away; but if you’re looking to plant some this spring, remember, you don’t need very many.


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Cool Gardening Opportunities For Fall

Even though fall has arrived, all is not lost in your garden. Plants that hate the heat and thrive in the cooler seasons are happy to be back in your garden – and on your table once again – come September.


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Tomatoes Need Both Sun And Shade

Tomatoes need sun to grow, that much we know, at least 6 hours of sun a day or so. But too much sun and heat can also be bad for them.


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A Bloody Good Idea For Your Tomatoes

When life gives you tomatoes – make Bloody Mary’s! If you have more tomatoes than you can eat right now, drink them instead!


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Temple Student Plants Rolling Garden

Dylan DeVlieger, a painting major at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University wanted to grow his own vegetables, but wasn’t able to get a community garden started near his Philadelphia apartment, so he created mobile garden carts instead.



Put Your Edible Garden In Pots

I don’t grow tons of food and none of it in the ground but rather, in big planters to put it at easy reach for me, yet further from the bunnies.