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Taters Precious?

With all the rain this year I got a bit paranoid and decided to harvest the potatoes a little early. We still got a pretty good yield and are really happy with this variety, ‘Purple Peruvian’ a blue/purple fingerling variety that maintains its color throughout, even after cooking.

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Troy-Bilt Pony Garden Tiller

When Troy-Bilt, makers of large lawn and garden power machines, contacted me about reviewing a product I was a little hesitant. Actually I was a lot hesitant. I said no at first and then mulled it over for about a month before deciding to give it a try. First, let me explain. My first few

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Davin’s Nasturtium

Davin drew this chalk pastel of a nasturtium blossom on a piece of discarded Polaroid paper while I took Polaroids of tomatoes.

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Eco-Me Cat Starter Kit

Eco-Me specializes in D.I.Y natural cleaning, bath and home products and kits. The idea is a bit unusual: rather than simply selling natural products, they provide the recipes, reusable containers and tools, and essential oils so that you can make your own. Many of us, most especially those that are new to green living are

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Mystery Tree in the Garden

I found an entire tree laying flat across the street garden this morning. Just, you know, laying there. How it got there or why is beyond me. Okay. Here’s the thing: The garden’s a mess. I have barely touched it since the last big incident. I just haven’t had it in me. Call in the

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Matchstick Garden

I bought this little UK product, The Matchstick Garden, while out shopping for project supplies at a bourgeoisie cooking store in my neighborhood the other day. Those fancy stores with their beautifully packaged products and their well-appointed displays get me every time. It was in one of those well-appointed displays that I saw them, pretty

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Community Gardening Guide

I’m very proud to have co-produced the cover photograph for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s “Community Gardening” guide alongside my partner Davin Risk. Yep, that’s my soiled hand and a bouquet of sage held up at our own Parkdale Community Beer Garden. There are four varieties of sage in that photo which I continue to harvest

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