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Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how...
Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
Best Apples for Baking: Apple Pie, Applesauce, Cider
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking—from...
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to grow your...
How do you plant a rose bush? How do you grow roses? Our Rose Plant Guide will get your started—...
Fire Cider and How to Make this Health-Boosting Tonic
Fire Cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple-cider vinegar. Fire Cider. The very name...
Plants of the Winter Solstice
Winter solstice occurs at almost midnight on December 21, marking the official start of winter. It...
History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
Check out our tips for preparing your garden for frost and overwintering your plants in order to...
Cover Crops for U.S.
Once your fall crops are done, replenish the soil for the months ahead with cover crops—and give...
You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the...
Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for growers of cut-your-own trees,...
Happy Holly Days
It’s red berry time and with bunches of fresh holly leaves and berries or branches of winterberries...
Winter Squash (and Pumpkin): Cold-Weather Comfort
Nothing speaks of fall and winter like the appearance of winter squashes and pumpkins in stores,...
In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, though, they...
How to Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening so it’s time to take action! Fruits can be...
Rodent-proof Flower Bulbs
Are you tired of planting tulips and crocus bulbs only to have them disappear because mice and...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best...
Storing Beets with Wood Chips in the Root Cellar
Though I have used sand to store my beets in the root cellar for many years, this year I decided to...
Getting Potatoes Ready for the Root Cellar
Digging potatoes has got to be one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening. It’s buried...
Cauliflower is a cool-season crop and a descendant of the common cabbage. It is more difficult to...
The Best Tomato Recipes EVER
There’s nothing like juicy tomatoes in season, especially right off the vine. We’ve got the best...
Get Rid of Garden Pests Naturally
Watching as your plants are being destroyed by pests like slugs, aphids or cabbage worm can be very...
How to Tell When Vegetables and Fruit Are Ready To Harvest
How do you tell when to harvest vegetables and fruit? Different crops have their own tell-tale...
Common Milkweed and Its Natural Remedies
Common milkweed is a useful and abundant plant that has been featured in many natural remedies in...
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. We plant onions early in...
Enjoy our tomato-growing page covering planting through plant care through harvesting—and even...
Tomato Diseases and Disorders
I say “tomayto” and you say “tomahto” but however you say it, tomato time is here! Along with the...
Troubleshooting Tomato Problems
In this short video, we help you troubleshoot some of the most common tomato diseases, pests, and...
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing...
Kids Guess Veggies: Part 1
These adorable kids were asked to identify veggies by taste. See how they did! You can find fun...
Swine's Snout, Nosebleed, and other Weird Plant Names
Have you ever heard of these weird plant names? Learn how the plants below got such unique names,...
Growing Japanese Iris
If you love Siberian and bearded irises, you have to give their Japanese cousin a try. They bloom...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how...
Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy fruit to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get...
Squash and Zucchini
Squash, especially zucchini, is a prolific vegetable! Easy to grow, each plant will produce several...
Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
Enjoy easy zucchini recipes from zucchini bread to zucchini brownies! Have fun with 15 ways to use...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they are...
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
A fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies....
Pole and bush beans (more commonly called green beans) are a tender vegetable and a great addition...
Cantaloupes—or muskmelons—are a delicious, heat-loving fruit with a relatively long growing season...
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