How to Garden the Italian Way

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Welcome Spring Gardening!

Get ready to plan your Italian garden and bring a taste of Italy to your home this summer!

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Meet the Expert

Learn from Shannie McCabe, a horticulturist at Baker Creek Seeds, specializing in Italian vegetables and gardening.

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Economize Your Space

Discover the Italian way of maximizing space with vertical gardening and potted herbs, perfect for any size garden.

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Tomato-Basil Duo

Plant tomatoes and basil together for a flavorful combination that thrives side by side and on your dinner plate.

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Nasturtium: More Than a Flower

Explore nasturtium's role in supporting tomato growth and its edible petals, adding color and flavor to salads.

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Embrace Squash Blossoms

Grow squash blossoms easily and enjoy them stuffed with cheese for a crispy treat, a true Italian delicacy.

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Kitchen Garden for Apartments

Even in limited spaces, create a vibrant kitchen garden on your windowsill with essential Italian herbs.

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Florence Fennel

Add bulb fennel to your garden for salads and grilling, a versatile ingredient for Italian cuisine.

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Zucchino Rampicante

Try this climbing gourd for a mild and sweet addition to your dishes, perfect for summer or winter varieties.

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Cucuzzi

Similar to zucchini, cucuzzi is a staple in Sicilian gardens, offering versatility from shoots to squash.

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Mammolo Basil

Experience the quintessential Italian basil, ideal for pesto Genovese and compact enough for container gardening.

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Start Planning Your Italian Garden

With these favorite Italian plants, start planning your garden and savor the flavors of Italy all summer long.

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