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A PEAR BY ANY OTHER NAME: Meet the overlooked sibling of the pear family, and fill your backyard with the Asian species. Sep 1, 2020 1943
HARDY KIWIS: A TASTE OF THE TROPICS AT HOME: Invite some tiny but tasty kiwi vines into your backyard garden, and enjoy the bounty for years to come. May 1, 2020 1995
TRAIN A TIDY FRUIT TREE: Improve the quality of your fruit harvest, and the look of your landscape, by training trees to grow in flat, fanciful forms known as "espaliers". Nov 1, 2019 2037
JACK of All TRADES: Pulling stumps and fence posts doesn't need to leave you bushed; just use a simple jack and a chain hoist to maximize your power. Sep 1, 2019 1409
Insect Invaders: These damaging intruders have recently made a home for themselves in the United States, raising concerns about vulnerable crops. Jul 1, 2019 1996
CURRANT AFFAIRS: No need to feel behind the times with tart, easy-growing currants in your garden. May 1, 2019 2062
TRUE BLUES: Unlock the mysteries of growing blueberries, and reap the bounty of this finicky fruit that has eluded gardeners for centuries. Mar 1, 2019 1708
CULTIVATING HISTORY: Historic cultivars from the Pennsylvania German community are carefully being preserved through the Landis Valley Museum's Heirloom Seed Project. Sep 1, 2018 798
BEYOND THE BLACK-EYED PEA: Give cowpeas a spot in your garden, and you'll be rewarded with a multipurpose legume that has a lot to offer. Sep 1, 2018 1357
From Homeless to Homestead: Consider a trip to your local animal shelter or rescue organization next time you're on the lookout for a new country canine. Sep 1, 2018 1826
POTTING BENCH PLANS: Build a potting bench with everything... and the kitchen sink. Jul 1, 2018 1540
JUST PEACHY: The best peach you'll ever eat is waiting at the fruit stand down the street. Jul 1, 2018 1575
BUILD AN A-FRAME TOMATO TRELLIS: More dependable than cages and other trellis structures, this simple woodworking project will get your vines up off the ground in no time at all. May 1, 2018 1360
CONTAMINATED COMPOST: Safe composting practices can keep your garden free of harmful herbicides. Mar 1, 2018 966
PERENNIAL POWERHOUSES: Get expert advice through the grapevine on growing a delicious fruit from the vine. Mar 1, 2018 1639
PERFECT POT PIES: Warm up on a cold winter day with a bowl of classic pot pie and a fluffy biscuit. Recipe Jan 1, 2018 1241
SAFFRON: THE RED GOLD IN YOUR GARDEN: Easily grow one of the most valuable spices and stock your pantry for plenty of delicious meals to come. Instructions Jan 1, 2018 1817
FANTASTIC FIGS: Easy-to-grow figs bring sweet Mediterranean flavors to your kitchen. Nov 1, 2017 2794
Stalking the wild bramble: berries are a favorite simple-to-grow summertime snack. Jul 1, 2017 1790
The rabid truth: though the risk of rabies is low, better safe than sorry means keeping up-to-date with your farm dog's rabies shots. Jul 1, 2017 1531
Blue-ribbon baked beans: sweet, savory, or somewhere in between, these recipes for baked beans are sure to please everyone at the table. Recipe May 1, 2017 1222
Slice of summer: grow your most flavorful watermelon yet, and behold a taste like no other when the hot months hit. Mar 1, 2017 1986
Unlikely allies: more than just pollinators, wasps and hornets help keep the undesirable insects in check. Sep 1, 2016 1654
The perks of pear trees: discover a fruit tree that pairs well with your country space and taste buds. Sep 1, 2016 1976
Pallet wood to pot rack: keep your planted grafted fruit trees upright, for next to nothing. Jul 1, 2016 1177
Gooseberries: America's forgotten fruit: no longer seen as an outlaw, the gooseberry is an easily manageable fruit deserving of any food grower's consideration. May 1, 2016 1813
Old faithful: heirloom tomatoes are beautiful and delicious, but hybrids might also be worth your consideration you can really count on these puppies. May 1, 2016 1556
Harness a swarm. May 1, 2016 1987
Plant a Jeffersonian garden: Thomas Jefferson's legacy extended far beyond the political offices of Washington. Mar 1, 2016 1654
A time to (winter) sow: start your seedlings earlier and easily with a tried and tested winter sowing method. Jan 1, 2016 1896
Palatable persimmons: when ripe, this fruit is a tasty, delightful treat, but if you bite into a not-so-ripe persimmon, prepare yourself for a bad experience. Nov 1, 2015 1563
Safety is in season: what you need to know to stay safe with hunters in the woods. Sep 1, 2015 1693
Ditch the itch: learn what you need to know to avoid the undesirable poison ivy rash, and it'll never deter you from the outdoors again. Jul 1, 2015 2564
Strawberries: the official summer opener: add 'antique' strawberry plants to your garden this year, and enjoy a fresh-picked fruit bursting with flavor. May 1, 2015 1737
The super sweet spud: not a yam and not a potato, this vegetable shows up in cultures around the world and makes a tasty side dish for any occasion. Mar 1, 2015 1170
A barn you can bank on: efficient design allows the farmer to maximize the use of both levels of a structure. Jan 1, 2015 997
Plant one for the bees: make your garden a pollinator's paradise with a little research and planning. Sep 1, 2014 1337
Eggplant, the 'king of vegetables': a true world traveler, these interesting veggies grow on every continent but one. Mar 1, 2014 1772

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