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Epic Gardening: Daily Growing Tips and Advice

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Aug 21, 2019

Love cilantro but hate its fast-to-bolt personality? Hate cilantro but crave an herby element in your homemade salsa? Up your culinary game with unsung garden hero, Vietnamese coriander!

Vietnamese coriander, or Vietnamese cilantro, is a heat-loving perennial with slightly spicy, flavorful leaves that are a...

Aug 20, 2019

Anyone who likes Asian cooking is likely to be a fan of the lemongrass plant. With its lemony, slightly-bitter citrus flavor and aroma, it’s commonly used in food.

But what very few realize is that it’s fairly easy to grow at home if you’re in a warm climate. Even cooler-climate gardeners can grow it outdoors...

Aug 19, 2019

Today we discuss the difference between a "detergent" and a "soap", as well as why you should only use insecticidal soaps in the garden instead of DIY dish soap pest control recipes.

My Favorite Insecticidal Soap:

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Aug 18, 2019


You all know I'm a huge fan of grow bags for their light weight, portability, and breathability for your plants. Today I answer a listener question from Donna who's wondering what my favorite brands are!

My Favorites:

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Aug 17, 2019

You’ve noticed a disturbing trend. The lower leaves on your tomato plants have developed spotting. Some are turning yellow and are falling off. And it looks like it’s spreading. If this sounds familiar, you may have just discovered septoria leaf spot.

But while this is likely the most common tomato disease known...