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The 2021 Planting Dates!
The 2021 gardening calendar details your first spring planting dates and final fall planting dates for the U.S. and Canada.
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Winter-Flowering Plants for Fragrance, Color and Berries
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When to Plant Peas
When to plant garden peas? “Plant peas as soon as the ground can be worked” is a popular saying in...
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Grow Greens Indoors: Sprouts, Shoots, and Microgreens
Grow sprouted seeds, shoots, and young winter greens indoors—all-year round! During winter and...
How to Grow Microgreens from Planting to Harvest
Learn how to grow your own microgreens inside with these easy-to-follow instructions. Though these...
How to Design an Herb Garden
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How to Grow Radishes From Planting to Harvest
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How to Grow Lettuce From Planting to Harvest
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Bird of Paradise
Looking to give your home a tropical vibe? The regal Bird of Paradise plant, with its large leaves...
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Starting Onions from Seed
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