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Gardening Articles

Here are key flower bulb growing tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

See our how to grow fall-planted (spring-flowing) bulbs with our handy chart

It takes more than good soil, sun, and nutrients to ensure success in a garden. Plants have to grow well with one another.

Here are tips on how to control weeds in your garden—and recommended treatments for different types of weeds.

Manure creates nutrient-rich, moisture-retaining soil for your plants.

The most common sources of manure are cows, horses, sheep, pigs, goats, and poultry. 

(Other animal waste is generally not recommended as manure or fertilizer today.)

See our chart...

An accurate soil test will indicate your soil's pH level will specify the amount of lime or sulfur that is needed to bring it up or down to the appropriate level. A pH of 6.5 is just about right for most home gardens, since most plants thrive in the 6.0 to 7.0 (slightly acidic...

Find average frost dates for your last spring frost and first fall frost.

Below is a chart showing frost dates in the spring and fall for various Canadian cities. (Also, see our frost dates for U.S. cities.) 

For centuries, gardeners have been fascinated with the beauty and aerobatics of hummingbirds. This article will show which types of plants will attract hummingbirds and how to create a friendly environment for them in your garden.

When planting window boxes, choosing plants that match your sun exposure is the key to success.


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