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2/17/2009
A reader asks about when to plant potatoes in Zone 9.
3/29/2012
We took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather by planting potatoes, peas and beets in the garden outside our office.
4/2/2012
My first blog for MOTHER EARTH NEWS takes me back to a time when I didn't know I had a love of gardening. One of my first gardening experiences came during an unlikely encounter with my curmudgeon grandfather.
11/4/2008
Two food and gardening experts share their favorite varieties of potatoes and sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving.
3/14/2013
Simply by covering your potatoes with ample mulch, storing potatoes in the ground is not only possible but incredibly easy and successful. Learn how to store potatoes in your garden and enjoy crisp, homegrown spuds through winter and into spring.
8/3/2009
Save money by planting smaller trees and shrubs from mail-order sources.
2/28/2014
The innovative garden seeder from Simple Seeder increases speed and ease of planting.
10/16/2012
Grow to fill yourself up from your garden. Potatoes will give you the most calories in the least space and are an important part of a sustainable diet.
4/3/2014
March brings us into spring - celebrate the season in your garden with easy-to-grow root crops: potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yacon. Learn how to give these roots the best start in your garden this spring.
3/16/2011
Companion planting can be a great strategy for organic gardeners. Take our nationwide companion planting survey to help us gather useful information about this gardening technique.
9/20/2013
Even as far north as Maine I can harvest produce from March to December with parsnips to dig from under the frost in February without the use of row covers or a greenhouse. In some beds I do two or more succession plantings that together with the root cellar keeps me with fresh produce all year.
2/28/2013
Onions are daylight sensitive and need to have plenty of time to put on top growth before the days start to get shorter and the plant pulls its energy into the bulb. If you like to start onions from seed, don’t wait! The best time is already closing in.
4/25/2013
Pasteurizing your own compost can protect your new seedlings from damping-off and harmful bacteria.
4/19/2011
A Precision Garden Seeder can make planting seed crops quick and easy!
9/21/2011
Cam has been busy harvesting and sorting potatoes.
7/24/2013
By growing potatoes from pollinated seeds we can develop locally adapted plants that thrive in our gardens.
5/9/2012
This grilled Fingerling Potatoes Recipe is the perfect side dish for your backyard barbecue.
6/28/2011
The dangers of bud nip (Chlorpropham) and the effects of chemical herbicides on the food you're eating come to light in a potato project conducted by a smart, young lady.
9/30/2010
Sweet potatoes are vitamin-packed powerhouses, and have a sweet, rich flavor that lends itself to a variety of recipes. From fun sweet potato biscuits to a traditional molasses sweet potato pie, use these healthy sweet potato recipes to enjoy one of fall’s best flavors.
9/30/2010
After a summer of growing sweet potatoes, fall is the long-awaited time to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Properly harvesting sweet potatoes, followed by sound curing and storage methods, will ensure you can enjoy your crop through the winter months.  
10/23/2013
Curing sweet potatoes so their starches turn to sugars; plus my three favorite recipes.
4/27/2011
I can't imagine my garden without sweet potatoes! Sometimes it is hard to find sweet potato slips for sale, so I start my own with some of last years potatoes.
4/26/2012
A very lively potato salad recipe that is always a hit at potlucks.
9/18/2012
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
2/28/2013
This blog post discusses growing enough produce for canning.
3/12/2013
I cure my spring fever by planting in a hoop house.
8/24/2007
Plan to plant garlic this fall, and enjoy unique varieties and their incredible health benefits.
10/1/2008
Growing the three sisters (corn, beans, squash) in the same plot of land actually helps yield healthier crops of each.
3/29/2011
It's spring garden planting time! Here are a few things that can be planted while the ground is still cold and there is a nip in the air.
12/15/2011
After a completely miserable potato harvest this year we’ve decided to pull them out of the ground and do them in boxes made out of pallets. That way we can use weedblock under them to eliminate the whole bindweed issue. So today, the boxes went up.
7/3/2012
Cam describes the method he used when planting his sweet potatoes this year with hopes that he'll end up with a prettier finished product!
7/24/2012
Strategies for controlling voles in the potatoes in your garden.
5/13/2013
As I go along, I pull out pebbles occasionally, but only one large stone. Time and time again, however, my hands pry free the remnants of bricks. As late afternoon turns to early evening and my work for the day is nearing completion, a collection of the ruddy-colored artifacts is stacked to one side. The sight of them calls up something nostalgic in me, broken bits suggesting a history that is largely lost.
10/11/2012
Cam enjoyed a very successful sweet potato harvest!
12/30/2013
The discovery of an uncommon remedy for blood poisoning in my pantry.
9/7/2010
Mother Nature has a way of filling in the blank spots....
3/23/2011
To ensure we have a full productive garden, each spring I start a habit of carrying a packet of seeds in my pocket every time I head to the garden!
5/26/2011
What a nice surprise it can be to notice new spring babies emerging from where their parent plants grew the year before. Volunteer plants are a wonderful gift!
10/14/2011
It pays to spend time preparing your garden for winter. You can improve your soil, increase your harvest, decrease garden pests and make next spring's planting much easier.
1/13/2012
How to Schedule your Planting by the Moon
3/11/2010
The staff at MOTHER EARTH NEWS plants tomatoes and peppers during a seed-planting project at the office.
3/31/2012
Make a shelf or table into a growing space for starting seedlings.
5/16/2012
Here are two helpful tips that will help you have a successful tomato plant.
5/2/2013
How to measure tomato seedlings for success before planting into your garden.
6/18/2012
This blog post tells about Barbara Lee's memories of her grandpa who built a two-holer outhouse for his family and surrounded it with peonies so that there would not be an unpleasant odor.
1/19/2012
Barbara Pleasant offers a step-by-step plan to starting seeds.
3/21/2012
Want lettuce and carrots all year round? Ira Wallace tells us her simple simple method for keeping track of succession plantings.
11/29/2007
Find garlic seed stock for growing garlic.
11/6/2008
Garlic is one of the easiest plants you can grow, and fall is the time for planting. Here are a few resources to help you get started.
5/23/2011
Growing potatoes in containers allows you to increase your yield in a small amount of space.
9/20/2012
A chainmail fillet glove revolutionizes a cook's potato-peeling technique. Plus, get recipes for potato and pumpkin curry soup and toasted pumpkin seeds.
10/23/2012
Delicious latkes made with potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes are tasty and nutritious.
4/27/2012
At the gardens of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, we're preparing to plant sweet potato slips, hardening off transplants, and enjoying an abundance of spring cabbage. Learn tips and tricks for getting your transplants ready for the great outdoors.
3/4/2012
A tour of the gardens at Southern Exposure, where we're taking advantage of warm sunny days in February to get our gardens ready for intense planting ahead. But there's still plenty to sow, indoors and out.
8/3/2010
Basil is a versatile herb that can be used for companion planting, bee forage, year-round herb as well as delicious pesto.
10/12/2011
Maddy Harland explains how to make light work of establishing the ground layer in a forest garden, create a wildlife habitat and control pests all at the same time.
7/12/2012
There are many logical reasons for adding flowers to your vegetable garden: attracting beneficials, crop diversity, companion-planting, barriers and healthy soil. But perhaps their beauty does not need to be rationalized at all!
11/13/2012
Grow calcium in your garden with collards, kale, and parsley. Suggestions are given for including these crops in your meals. Learn about companions to plant among your collards and kale to deter harmful insects.
10/2/2011
The Garlic Gurus at Seeds from Italy give you the scoop on growing your own garlic. This post answers questions of when and where to grow garlic, what varieties to grow, how much to grow, where to buy garlic, and how much to plant.
8/7/2012
Giving your ornamental and vegetable garden a thorough cleaning in midsummer not only leaves the landscape looking better, but can help prevent damage from diseases and pests by removing the conditions in which they thrive.
9/18/2012
Description of garlic planting on a two-year cycle: from tiny topset bulblets, to large single bulbs, to large heads.
9/21/2011
How-To Build a Hoop House; a collection of resources for growers.
6/16/2012
Hints for harvests all summer long - don't just sow once! Ira helps you plan summer successions for your garden. Plus, discover culinary secrets of okra you never suspected - okra coffee and okra oil - and a recipe for a simple okra lunch.
4/7/2012
Ira helps you get started using nature's signs to plan your garden. Don't just rely on planting dates — easy observations of what's blooming, buzzing, and singing in your garden will help you see changing patterns from year to year.
1/25/2013
The week-long STIHL Tour des Trees is an international cycling tour combining natural beauty, camaraderie and fundraising for the benefit of urban trees.
7/14/2012
It may be sweltering hot outside, but we're still busily sowing seeds at the Southern Exposure farms! Learn how to plant your bountiful fall and winter garden, with abundant harvests through Thanksgiving and beyond.
9/12/2012
Putting a new roof on a mobile home and harvesting the worlds biggest sweet potato while growing for the first time Par-cel cutting celery and hauling horse manure from our parking area back to the garden.
11/16/2012
Killing frosts are arriving, but Ira's staying self-sustaining all winter, with winter-hardy greens and plenty in storage, from sweet potatoes to pickled peppers. Get inspired with ideas for kimchi and a fresh twist on winter salads, with yacon.
12/31/2011
Progress in the straw bale and wooden cold frames, delicious Kim Chee recipes for winter harvested Chinese cabbage and winter radishes, and an update from the Lawns 2 Lettuce 4 Lunch program in Arlington, VA.
7/12/2011
In Oak Park, Michigan, a mother of six faces 93 days in jail for planting vegetables in her front yard. People across the country are rallying to her defense.
3/16/2012
Using newspaper, learn how to craft easy, biodegradable pots to start seeds.
3/19/2012
Eggs aren't the only things that come from the business end of a chicken. But with a little time and materials, and even less ingenuity, the rest can set you up with a free and steady supply of valuable organic fertilizer.
3/29/2012
Whether or not it was devised by clever Mexican potato growers, the cheap, easy to build, and space-saving potato tower is a unique alternative to rows, barrels, and other methods for planting, growing, and bringing in your season's spuds.


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