Guy's Garden

Saving Mother Earth

On a misty Sunday morning, long before my neighbors have sipped their first cup of coffee, I make my way up the hill to work magic. I have everything I need, gloves, tools, water, dirt and a plan. My husband is the mastermind of the plan, conceived many years ago. I am j…

Tips for Basil

My basil is gorgeous this year, and over time I've learned a few tricks to keep it growing and looking lush. 1) I keep it covered in the garden with row covering that keeps bugs out and lets sunshine and rain in.  2) When I harvest it, I have a bucket of water read…

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Ten Things To Do To Prevent Common Garden Diseases

From seasoned gardeners to those getting their hands dirty for the first time, there is a way to avoid that frustration that comes when the plants that you thought were so healthy and thriving, suddenly bite the dust. Here are ten simple practices to put in place to avoid…

Guy’s Top 5 Tomato Tips

By now you know that I shoot two episodes of the series in my home garden, the Ciao Italia garden, which is lovingly cared for by my husband Guy who has maintained the garden since the show’s inception and who has been gardening all his life. He is the head gardener…

A Cook’s Five Top Herbs

If you are as serious a cook as you are a vegetable gardener, then you know that the true flavors of just harvested vegetables can get even more palate power from fresh herbs. So can lots of other foods you cook. So forget the salt shaker to liven up your cooking and plan…

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Lettuce Entertain You

Don’t let mother nature get you down with the stubborn cold weather she insists on leaving with us now that spring is officially here. You can get a jump start now on your veggie garden and sow lettuce seeds indoors in grow pots under grow lights. Like magic, they w…

Tomato Time!

By now you know that I shoot two episodes of the series in my home garden, the Ciao Italia garden which is lovingly cared for by my husband Guy who has maintained the garden since the show’s inception and who has been gardening all his life. He is the head gardener …

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

“The Vegetable Garden Doctor” is a series of web videos that will help you become a successful first-time gardener and a better experienced gardener, too. Episode four deals with making a cold frame that will allow you to dramatically extend your growing seaso…

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Why Start Your Garden from Seeds?

“The Vegetable Garden Doctor” is a series of web videos that will help you become a successful first-time gardener and a better experienced gardener, too. Episode three deals with starting garden plants from seed indoors in the early spring so that they are re…

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Choosing and Buying Seeds for your Garden

“The Vegetable Garden Doctor” is In! “The Vegetable Garden Doctor” is a series of web videos that will help you become a successful first-time gardener and a better experienced gardener, too. Episode two deals with choosing and buying seeds for yo…

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