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Finding Fresh Crops Under Winter's Snow

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I recall a neighbor who had carrots and other hardy crops deep into the winter. The question is, how do they do that? more

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Seed Saving

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There are whole books devoted to the art and practice of seed saving, but this will give you a brief summary for tomato seeds, which happens to be one of the easiest places to start. more

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What is wrong with my tomatoes? Tomatoes are the beautiful, delicious, iconic garden crop, but with so many things that could be wrong with your tomatoes, it’s a wonderfully, and worryingly, huge question. more

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Chris Smith, the community coordinator of Sow True Seed, takes a look at what you can grow in the winter. more


Kale until Christmas

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Chris Smith, the community coordinator of Sow True Seed—an Asheville-based company that specializes in open-pollinated, heirloom, and organic seeds—answers gardening questions in each issue of Smoky Mountain Living. more