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We all dream of a garden brimming with delicious abundance, yet the reality often falls short. But there are some simple techniques that even new gardeners can use to grow...
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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...
Yarrow is a native plant that’s practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers...
Sage is a hardy perennial with soft, grayish green leaves. Here’s how to grow sage in your garden!...
Basil is a warm-weather, fragrant herb that tastes great in Italian dishes—and let’s not forget...
Gladiolus is a classic perennial known for its tall flower spikes. A great cutting flower,...
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...
Succession Gardening Chart
See our successive gardening chart listing last planting dates for second-season crops. To...
5 Fast-Growing Vegetables to Try
As you harvest vegetables from the garden, fill in the gaps with fast-growing vegetables. Watch the...
Comforting Calendula and Its Many Benefits
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula. Irresistible...
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 ...
Ants on Peonies
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. Many people think ants are...
Poison Oak: Identifying and Treating Poison Oak
Here are ways to identify poison oak as well as some home remedies to treat poison oak rash. What...
Coriander and Cilantro
Coriander/cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather...
Beet Kvass Recipe
Beet kvass is a fermented vegetable drink that is easy to make and loaded with probiotics. Learn...
Orange is Hot! | Orange Flowers in the Garden
I used to be a snob of sorts when it came to my garden palette, preferring cool blues and purples...
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...
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...
Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot...
An easy-care vegetable that loves sun and water, cucumbers grow quickly as long as they receive...
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 ...
Jade plants are succulent house plants, which makes them fairly resilient and easy to grow indoors—...
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...
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...
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...
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