Raised Beds: Find, Buy, or Build

By Sally Cunningham

Gardening in raised beds has become both popular and commonly recognized at last. While I and other garden writers promoted the concept in the 1990s (Great Garden Companions, Rodale Books, 1998; now Penguin Books), it has taken a couple of decades for the term and practice to become commonplace. […]

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Your Summer Food Garden

By Sally Cunningham

Once the soil is warm—any week now—it will be time to plant the warm-season crops. These are the vegetables that barely survive and often get growth defects when they are planted too soon in the spring. […]

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Your Garden and Landscape Early Spring

By Sally Cunningham

Among all the seasons in our temperate region, Spring is the most volatile. Western New Yorkers often say, “We have no Spring… It goes straight from winter to summer!” More accurately, the weather changes do not move in a straight line, but tease us with back-and-forth, ups-and-downs. So what is an eager gardener or homeowner to do? […]

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