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Gardening 101: Community Garden Report, New Orleans East

Whether we plant in a backyard in Butte or in containers perched on a fire escape in Brooklyn, every garden has a story.
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Gardening 101: The Good Fortune of Asian Vegetables

You may not live in Chiang Mai, or even south of the Mason-Dixon line, but there are plenty of Asian crops that can handle cool weather.
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Gardening 101: Berry Happy

Wild or cultivated, berries are soul food. Some varieties are surprisingly easy to grow, while others take a little more coddling.
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Gardening 101: Thyme On My Side

Rugged, understated, and smelling like a million bucks, thyme could be the most versatile herb in the garden.
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Gardening 101: Pollinators, Please

A vegetable garden may not seem like the logical place for ornamental flowers, but they are essential in attracting the birds and bees that help your crops proliferate.
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Gardening 101: Potato People

In shades of red, white, and blue (and sometimes purple), spuds are this gardener’s sentimental education.
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Gardening 101: Digging Our Roots, Planting Our Seeds

What’s the best garden plan? Take your favorite dish and work backward.
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Gardening 101: The Garden’s Dirty Secret

Before you start growing anything, you need to know a little basic soil science. Then get out there and dig.
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Gardening 101: Confessions of a Produce Princess

In the first installment of our weekly Gardening 101 series, our writer explains why tending her plot makes her feel like Paris Hilton—and why she can’t wait for the season to start....
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Polenta’s Many Faces

Poor man’s food? Cornmeal mush? Bring it on, says our writer.
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