About: Ted Kreiter

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Edible Flowers

Flowers can be tossed in salads, sauteed with vegetables, fried in fritters, combined with soft butter or cream cheese as a spread, and even frozen... More

Gardening in June

June is the month that brings bugs out in full force and sets off the annual gardener’s battle waged against insects, disease, and wildlife. Here... More

A Retirement Acreage That Makes Sense

Each breath of lavender fills the atmosphere. The inventory of sachet’s, soaps, linen sprays, lotions, teas, wreaths, and colognes brings a refreshing brace of aroma... More

Strawberry Harvest

“Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did,” William Allen Butler said of strawberries. As these luscious fruits of late... More

Tomato Time

For most of the northern part of the United States, Memorial Day marks the date when tomatoes can be safely planted to avoid frost. Learn... More

A Merry Month for Gardening

“All things seem possible in May,” someone said, and that’s a good way to approach May gardening chores. You still have time to give your... More

The Green Bean Backgrounder

Gardeners, don’t get in too big a rush to get your green bean seeds in the ground. Learn the important differences between bush and pole... More

Tree Planting 101

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”... More

The Art of Work

Past covers humorously and meticulously illustrate several views of Americans hard at work (or hardly working) in this month's Illustrators Hall of Fame. ... More

Fertilizing Your Garden

What you feed your plants can make a mighty difference when you come to harvest your vegetables and flowers. And spring is the time to... More

Ornamental Grasses
Ornamental Grasses

Early spring is the time to plant ornamental grasses as well as to prune back last year’s growth of established clumps so that new shoots... More

New Potatoes by June

One of the joys of country living is the harvesting and eating of delectable new potatoes in spring. The tender, succulent tubers only 1¼-inch in... More

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