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Summer Loving for your Garden

Summer Loving for your Garden

As we edge into the dog days of summer, your garden might be experiencing extra stress from heat, pests, or just starting to look a little unkempt. We love a wild garden – and so do your birds, bees, and butterflies – but sometimes you might want...

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Even kale is good on a smoker

Even kale is good on a smoker

What to do when a (very) poorly-timed home renovation means that you simultaneously have no kitchen and are late starting the spring veggie garden? Step 1. Pull up last year’s kale that over-wintered in your garden to make room for the new...

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Places for Plants

Places for Plants

  Eager to plant a tomato?  Buy a mother’s day shrub? With so many of us using time in our garden to help us get through this crisis and reconnect with nature, your favorite place for plants might be running low on inventory. Combined...

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Pigeon and Squab

Pigeon and Squab

My Italian-American family loves to talk food. So after I ate at Chez Panisse for the first time in 1990, the first thing I did was call my father. I started to rave about the main course – the best poultry I’d ever eaten. “What was...

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