Come Along to the Country Living Fair Contest

Win two passes to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, N.Y., June 3-5. Add your comment about what you love about going to fairs for a chance to win in this random drawing.

Calling All Weird Veggies and Funny Fruit

The Loch Ness Cucumber, submitted by Ron Doyle, was the winner in last year’s Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit contest sponsored by If it’s August, it’s time for the Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit contest. I hope you’ll join us for some gardening fun. For the next month, be on the lookout for […]

2010 Gardening Resolutions Contest

With the 2009 gardening season just a pleasant memory, it’s time to start planning for 2010. One of the most important lessons I learned talking with other gardeners at the Garden Writers Symposium in September was that no matter what part of the country you live in, there are gardening challenges. Too hot or too […]

Loch Ness Cucumber wins Weird Veggie Award

Here’s a photo of one of the most bizarre mysteries of all time, an anomaly rarely photographed…the Loch Ness Cucumber! The Loch Ness Cucumber was selected as the winner of the Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit gardening contest. Ron Doyle of Denver, Colo., submitted the cuke, apparently following the old saying, “Presentation is everything.” The […]

Weird Veggie Contest Ends Friday

There are only 5 days left to enter your Weird Veggie or Funny Fruit photo in this year’s contest. Don’t miss out on your chance to win this signed copy of the bestseller“Wicked Plants” by Amy Stewart. Just send in your digital pix of the odd-ball produce you’ve either grown or found at a farmer’s […]

Weird veggie and funny fruit contest

Help celebrate my 100th blog post with a Weird Veggie and Funny Fruit Contest. Here’s my best effort–a cherry tomato that looks like the late comedian Buddy Hackett. Have you ever grown a potato that looks like Mickey Mouse or a carrot that resembles a hippo? Ever seen an apple shaped like a duck or […]

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