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Janet Cassidy

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First of the tomatoes are preserved!
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beautiful...hot or cold pack?...my first year to can tomatoes....i have done one batch of each so far....just for a comparison...i think i like the look of the hot pack....have space in the bottom of the jars of cold pack
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Glenn Morris

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Our Lady Leghorn...
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this must have been taken by the rooster-cam
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Ricky Dunn

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Can't beat fresh produce from your own garden ...
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U lucky....
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Glenn Morris

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Turned over and amended some soil surrounding our mailboxes..sowed some seed...watered... and kabam! A Sunflower from the Green Acres neighborhood beautification project...first blossom..
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Yeah, kabam for sure! That's exactly the sound they make. :-) Nice photo!
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H Tip

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Gardening has a lot tricks, learn them all from this outstanding book;-)
http://www.handymantips.org/the-vegetable-gardeners-bible/
The Vegetables Gardener's Bible review The impulse to grow your own vegetables is stronger than ever. You can no longer trust the data stated on the label, especially on imported vegetables. Many big manufacturers have organic ...
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Cecily Hedman

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July Garden Totals and Zucchini Candy
We finally got measurable rainfall this month, .13 inches, and that on the 26th. That is 1/7 of our usual rain totals for July. We also broke the record for the hottest July ever, it was 97 today. Yuck. Another record  was broken this month in the garden. T...
We finally got measurable rainfall this month, .13 inches, and that on the 26th. That is 1/7 of our usual rain totals for July. We also broke the record for the hottest July ever, it was 97 today. Yuck. Another record  was br...
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What is your favorite onion?
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Learn how you can grow more food with out a larger garden! 

https://youtu.be/oiFvZyw7FcI
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Sue St. Jean

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Do you plant edibles in your containers? This is a combination of Bright Lights Swiss Chard and Violas.
http://www.lessnoise-moregreen.com/2015/07/edible-landscaping-filling-containers.html
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+Peter Lee
 Yes, I'm talking about using edibles as you would ornamentals.
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Cecily Hedman

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Greek pepperoncinis
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Watch out!
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Glenn Morris

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Silver Laced Wyandotte...
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Gardeners World ep.19 and Beechgrove Garden ep.15 on my facebook videos SRY BUT IS THE ONLY PLACE I CAN UPLOAD VIDEOS AT THIS MOMENT 
https://www.facebook.com/adi.georgescu2/videos?pnref=lhc
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Steve McGuire

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I have come up with 9 reasons why you should start vermicomposting right now.

Not just for your garden but for personal reasons too.

http://mcguireorganics.com/9-reasons-to-start-vermicomposting/
I have come up with 9 reasons why you should start vermicomposting right now. Not just for your garden but for personal reasons too.
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Jim H.

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This was our first year growing this one. I was so excited when I saw how many set on to the plant. As far as having blooms, and setting on, it performed better than any large type tomato I've ever grown.
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+Pat Armstrong I was amazed at how well they set on, and the number of blooms.
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Bitter gourd is now nicely growing at backyard...
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Very nice kha!...*_*....+++
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Bobby Hughes

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How to build a simple yet very effective auto siphon with media shroud for your Aquaponics system! Leave your comments below! Don’t forget to rate and subscribe!
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Janet Cassidy

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Are you preserving your harvest? Here's a few common canning questions.
For the past 20 years I've traveled around the state judging home canning competitions. It's a great opportunity to visit with home canners, learn what's happening in their kitchens, and discuss canning techniques. I've notic...
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Well done!!!  Thank you for addressing these questions.
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Andrea Garrett

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Help! Where do you go for home garden SOIL TESTING? I am looking for someplace inexpensive, where I can mail in samples and received helpful analysis and recommendations for how to correct my issues. 
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A blog I read suggests International ag labs who apparently does a great job. Personally I use the shotgun approach. Add all organic nutrients, minerals and microbes your soil and plants may need then let nature sort it out. Here is the link to the soil test place if you need to get a test though. http://www.aglabs.com/soiltesting.html
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Bottle gourd is very healthy plant at backyard....
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love gourds...mostly snake gourds this year
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Cecily Hedman

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Here are the prize heirloom tomatoes of my garden, still green. These are the biggest, healthiest and best shaped on the plants and will be the source of next years seeds.

The Japanese black trifele is my own subspecies and doesn't have the traditional pear shape of the breed.

I am also proud to introduce my own breed of open pollinated cherry tomato! I have been working on this for the last 5 years and think that I will have a stable cultivar by 2017.
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can't wait to see them ripe
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