Sat March 1, 2014
The Garden Report

The Miracle Of Starting Seeds

Once the seeds sprout, they should be placed in larger pots.
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Growing from seed to plant may appear daunting at first, but it’s a miraculous process to watch from beginning to end. In a few short months the tiny seed transforms into fruit on a tomato plant or glorious flowers. All that’s required is a moist and warm environment for germination.

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Sat February 22, 2014
Garden Report

Forget The Groundhog, This Plant Predicts An Early Spring

Hellebores can bloom as early as February in Colorado.
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That Pennsylvania rodent may have seen his shadow, but spring is just around the corner. Hellebores, a winter and early spring bloomer, are proving that point. As the snow melts on the lowlands, green hellebore leaves and plump flower buds are popping out well before most perennials.

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Tue February 18, 2014
The Salt

Old London Air Raid Shelter Becomes Vegetable Farm

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 9:30 am

Zero Carbon Food is growing leafy greens, herbs and microgreens in a World War II bomb shelter in London.
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During World War II, Londoners would descend spiral staircases into tunnels to escape German bombs. Now one of those long-empty air raid shelters is filled with fresh greens.

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Sat February 15, 2014
Arts & Life

Be The First To Grow Veggies New To 2014

Many new vegetable varieties thrive well in confined areas.
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All America Selections have announced new varieties of vegetables to try in 2014.  Selected from trial gardens around the United States, many of these veggies are compact and just right for containers.

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Sat February 8, 2014
The Garden Report

Heirloom Tomatoes: A Rainbow Of Flavor And Color

Heirlooms with multiple colors prefer a longer growing season.
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If you’re thinking of trying something new in the veggie garden this season, try something old. Heirloom tomatoes will add different colors and shapes to your garden. They grow as easily as other tomato varieties and have surprising flavors for a tomato.

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