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Extending Your Growing...
Extend your growing season into the colder months so that you can harvest fresh food from your garden later in the year. Here’s a video with some ideas.
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Here are tips on how to identify, control, and prevent blossom-end rot on your tomatoes and other...
Plums are a good choice for beginner gardeners who want to grow fruit trees, as plum trees are...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all...
Biting into a juicy pear is one of the joys of the season. See how to plant, grow, and harvest...
An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive...
Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot...
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to pick vegetables at the peak of flavor? When is your fruit ripe for picking...
Ever wondered how to grow eggplant? These warm-weather vegetables are grown as annuals but are...
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 ...
Saving Vegetable and Flower Seeds for Replanting
Saving seeds from your favorite plants and swapping them with friends is one of the best ways to...
Jade plants are succulent house plants, which makes them fairly resilient and easy to grow indoors—...
What Are The Dog Days of Summer?
What are the “Dog Days of Summer”—and when are they? The answer might surprise you. Enjoy this...
Strawberry Varieties and Growing Tips
If you love strawberries as much as I do, why not try growing some of these luscious berries...
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We started down the driveway...
Farmers' Market Recipes
Got a farmers’ market near you? Or, a place with good, fresh food? Check out this trio of “farmers...
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles have a wide range of favorite foods, some plants are more appealing to...
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...
10 Smart Watering Tips for a Healthy Garden
Watering at the right time, in the right place, and using the right methods can make a big...
Plants that Attract Hummingbirds
Do you love to watch hummingbirds fly around your garden? Learn which types of plants will attract...
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
Have you ever heard of a solitary bee? Unlike honey bees and bumblebees, these bees don’t live...
Planting for a Fall Harvest: Fall Vegetables
Plan a fall garden, especially if you have gaps in your garden after harvesting some of your crops...
Containers and Window Boxes: Instant Garden!
Everyone would like a yard full of flowers, but we often don’t have the right space or enough time...
Plants that Attract Butterflies
Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies...
Organic Soil Amendments Explained
So, you just got your soil test results and they are recommending that you use things like...
NPK Ratio: What Do The Numbers On Fertilizer Mean
Fertilizer terms can be confusing. What is the NPK ratio? What is nitrogen, phosphorous and...
How to Grow Peonies: Peony Care Tips
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia...
How to Build a Root Cellar
Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets,...
Weed Control Techniques
Weeds can be quite a nuisance in the garden, so here are some techniques for ridding your property...
Kale is a hardy, cool-season green that is part of the cabbage family. It grows best in the spring...
Celery is a long-season crop that can be tricky to grow—some might say, the trickiest of all. Here’...
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!...
Companion Planting Guide: Companion Plants
How much do you know about companion planting? See our tips on which vegetables to plant near each...
Cooperative Extension Services
Contact your local state cooperative extension Web site to get help with tricky insect problems,...
Full Moon for April 2018
Celebrate the Full Moon of April 2018—also called the Pink Moon. Enjoy the facts, folklore, and ...
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...
Figs are a delicious treat that has tropical and subtropical origins. Here’s how to grow fig trees...
Oregano is a perennial herb with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme....
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