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7 Fall Spices You Can Grow at Home

By Brian Barth

It's not hard to grow a bit of basil or rosemary for when you need a pinch or two in your pasta sauce, but spices—the stuff that gives a real kick to chai or curry or goulash—now that's another matter.

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Fake News From the Garden: 5 Plant Myths Debunked

By Brian Barth

Did you know that you can tell the sex of a bell pepper by how many bumps it has on its bottom?

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Five Garden Hacks to Grow a Better Garden

By Brian Barth

Trips to the garden center can set you back plenty, as can the many high-priced garden designers that are eager to come explain your soil needs for $125/hour.

Here's a few tips for taking control of your garden, without relying on fancy gadgets and experts.

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How to Grow Cannabis In Your Garden (Where Legal)

By Brian Barth

The federal government still considers it a crime to grow or possess cannabis, but 30 states have now legalized it to varying degrees. Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Nevada, Colorado, Maine and Massachusetts have decriminalized weed for recreational use, and similar legislation is under consideration elsewhere. Pardon the pun, but it is high time we talk about how to grow the stuff.

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Roof-to-Garden: How to Irrigate with Rainwater

By Brian Barth

The average American household uses about 320 gallons of water per day, a third for irrigation and other outdoor uses. Collecting the water flowing down your downspouts in rainstorms so you can use it to irrigate in dry periods is often touted as a simple way to cut back. But setting up a functional rainwater irrigation system—beyond the ubiquitous 55-gallon barrels under the downspout, which won't irrigate much more than a flower bed or two—is a fairly complicated DIY project.

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Great Fall-Blooming Plants for Pollinators

By David Mizejewski

Want to help bees?

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7 Crops to Plant This August

By Brian Barth

A select number of "cool-weather crops," mainly greens and root vegetables, thrive when planted in mid to late summer.

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7 Smokable Plants You Can Grow That Aren’t Marijuana

By Brian Barth

Here's a non-trend that you'd think would be more hip: tobacco-free herbal smoking blends.

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Should You Only Grow Perennials?

One of the biggest things we can do to revolutionize regenerative farming is to focus on perennials!

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