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HOW TO GROW ASPARAGUS
If you’re an asparagus lover like me, you really should be growing your own crop. Nothing beats the taste of your own freshly harvested asparagus spears. So why don’t people rush in and grow asparagus? Probably because we are more into instant gratification vegetables with a quick turn-around time. And asparagus, which is slow to
ROASTED GARLIC AND TOMATO SOUP RECIPE
My tried and tested recipe for Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup is a sure-fire way to use up your tomatoes. As an added bonus, the soup freezes beautifully. Enjoy! A fabulous tomato soup recipe that uses fresh tomatoes. Our #1 International Best-Selling book will help you grow your garden better and give you more
A PASSION FOR PEONIES
This blog is dedicated to my beloved mom, Miss Thellie, who embued me with my love of peonies. Peonies are beautiful flowering plants that deserve a place in every garden. Many varieties make marvelous cut flowers; for sheer splendor in the vase, they are really hard to beat. How can you go wrong with ‘Cora
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS….. MAKE A LEMON LOAF
One of the great joys of gardening is harvesting the crop. Lemons are no exception. And while home-made lemonade is lovely, my Lemon Madeira Loaf is a marvelous showcase for fresh lemons off the tree. Using both lemon juice and the zest of the lemon, this is my ‘go-to recipe’ when I need to whip
WHAT SIZE CONTAINER DO I NEED?
The good news is that almost all vegetables and herbs, and many fruit, can be grown in containers. No matter what type of container you select – terracotta, plastic or even grow-bags – you can grow a garden, even if your garden space is limited. The secret to successful container gardening rests on selecting the
GROW YOUR TOMATOES BETTER
Tomatoes are undoubtedly the most widely-grown vegetable, but there is some confusion as to types of tomatoes, hybrid vs heirlooms, to prune or not, how much space they need, the best staking method, the list goes on. In this blog, we’ll dig deeper into tomatoes, and see how you can grow your tomatoes better. No