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Row Covers for Pests
Reasons to Use Row Covers
If you are searching for a chemical-free way to defeat the insects that threaten your crops, have you considered using row covers? Many gardeners think of them for frost...
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Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care Tips and Treatments
To care for your hair, forget those so-called miracle salon products. Here are 10 common-sense hair...
Cantaloupes—or muskmelons—are a delicious, heat-loving fruit with a relatively long growing season...
Tips on Planting Lettuce in the Garden
A crop that can be planted often is lettuce. This is actually my husband’s favorite so I plant...
How to Water Vegetables for Better Taste
Improve the flavor of tomatoes and other vegetables just by the way you water your garden. Here’s ...
Beet Kvass Recipe
Beet kvass is a fermented vegetable drink that is easy to make and loaded with probiotics. Learn...
Best Edible Flowers for Growing and Eating
Add flowers to your food! Many gardeners forget that flowers not only are beautiful, but also can...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other...
Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot...
7 Naturally Sweet Vegetables and Fruit to Grow
Growing vegetables and fruit is certainly healthy but also which ones will please the fussiest...
Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? Are leftover onions poisonous? Enjoy these onion ...
Strawberry Varieties and Growing Tips
If you love strawberries as much as I do, why not try growing some of these luscious berries...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign July 2017
Use the July 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Homemade Backyard Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Ever tried adding fresh mint to your ice cream? It’s so easy and beyond compare! At this point in...
Kale is a hardy, cool-season green that is part of the cabbage family. It grows best in the spring...
Veronica, also called Speedwell, is a carefree and easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of small...
Aphids Pest Control Tips & How to Protect Your Plants
Here are five ways to banish bothersome aphids—without resorting to pesticides for pest control!...
Fertilizer Tea from Plants, Weeds, and Grass
Using your own garden weeds and grass, you can make homemade fertilizer tea. Here’s how. Yes,...
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the...
How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles
See how to make refrigerator dill pickles in this instructional video. Learning how to pickle...
Oregano is a perennial herb with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme....
How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables
Many climbing vegetables need support. See how to make this simple garden arch! It’s a very...
Rhododendron Care and Growing Tips
In late spring, the rhododendrons are blooming! Here’s more about this stunning flowering shrub—...
How to Grow Carrots in the Garden
See how to grow crunchy, sweet carrots! Getting carrots just right can be challenging, but when you...
Cherry trees are a sight to behold in the spring, when they’re covered in white or pink blossoms....
Gardening by the Moon's Sign June 2017
Use the June 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
How to Grow Vegetables in Hanging Baskets
Many vegetables are suitable for growing in hanging baskets. Here’s how to plant your own hanging...
Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped...
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful purple flowers. Here’s how...
Dill is an annual, self-seeding plant with feathery green leaves. It is used most commonly in soups...
Purple coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are attractive and rugged flowers that draw...
Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It...
Learn how to get rid of rabbits and keep them out of your garden with these tips. Why Would You...
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are native to North America and one of the most popular...
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of whiteflies. What are Whiteflies? What are...
Soil pH Levels for Plants
What is your soil’s pH level? Every plant prefers a different level of acidity. Use this Soil pH...
Astilbe is a perennial with beautiful, showy flowers atop glossy, fern-like foliage. Here’s how to...
How to Stop Invasive Plants from Spreading
What are invasive plants? How do you keep invasive plants from spreading? Let’s dig in! Have you...
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Frozen berries are a tasty snack and a great method of fruit preservation. Whether you grow...
Pest-Resistant Plants and Flowers
Do you have trouble with deer and rabbits in your garden? Here’s a list of pest-resistant plants...
Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, feather-like leaves and is in the same family as...
Learn how to identify raccoons and how to get rid of raccoons in your garden with these helpful ...
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