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Jessica Walliser
The Dirt on Gardening
From Jessica Walliser, regular contributor to Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home comes a blog about gardening: Seeds, compost, pests and cultivating, as well as tips and tricks, year-round growing, finds and suggestions.

11/05/2015 - 4 New Uses For Old Potting Soil
It can seem like a waste to throw out spent potting soil from your container plantings at the end of the growing season. Here are some ways to put it to good use.

10/29/2015 - One Perfect Apple
Despite getting a late start on planting, our four new columnar apple trees are doing quite well.

10/22/2015 - My Post-Frost To-Do List
Even though we’ve gotten our first frost, there’s still a lot keeping me busy in the garden.

10/15/2015 - Turnips Just Got Sexier
With frost’s first kiss, turnips go from being bland ol’ root vegetables to the belle of the ball.

10/08/2015 - 3 Lemon-Flavored Herbs For Your Garden and Kitchen
Enjoy the citrus-y flavor of lemon in a number of your favorite recipes with these homegrown alternatives to the fruit.

10/01/2015 - The Amazing Red Noodle Bean
These extra-long, stringless beans are easy to grow and a joy to harvest.

09/24/2015 - How I Harvested More Beans Than Ever Before
My garden this year produced the largest bean harvest to date, and here are a few reasons why.

09/17/2015 - Corn Smut: Disease or Delicacy?
This fungus that infects sweet corn is a nightmare to most U.S. farmers, but those in the know can sell it for top dollar.

09/10/2015 - My New Go-To Melon
The Lambkin is a small variety of Piel de Sapo, and its sweet, juicy flavor has earned it a spot in my future gardens.

09/03/2015 - Tithonia: A Winner In The Garden
A pollinator’s best friend and a flower that no pest can take down, tithonia is one flower you’ll want in your garden year after year.

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