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Let’s make our fall vegetable garden cleanup easier! Here are 11 tasks to do in autumn before the weather gets uncomfortably cold. Tidying up your garden prevents problems...
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Where to Put a Vegetable Garden
Whether you’re starting a new garden or extending an existing one, it’s important to give careful...
15 Early Spring Gardening Tasks
It’s early spring! How do you get the garden ready? Which vegetables can be planted in early spring...
What’s a Spring Tonic? While the vernal equinox may mark the moment of spring, the appearance of...
Coneflowers: 7 Best Echinacea Varieties
Coneflower, or Echinacea, is my favorite native American plant. This rugged pollinator magnet comes...
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Why You Should Plant Annual Flowers
Annual flowers are like Rodney Dangerfield: They “don’t get no respect.” However, if you have no...
Companion Planting Garden Layouts
This year, don’t just plan a vegetable garden—plan a “companion” vegetable garden which takes into...
If you want to plant horseradish, now is the time! Spring is the season—but only in places where...
Broccoli is a sun-loving, cool-season crop that is best grown in the spring or fall. It’s also...
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family that sport beautiful edible flowers. Here’s how...
Easter and the Paschal Full Moon
Did you know that the date of Easter—April 12 this year—is tied to the full Moon and the March...
N-P-K Ratio: What Do The Numbers On Fertilizer Mean?
Fertilizer terms can be confusing. What is the N-P-K? What are nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium...
Growing Hellebores: The Christmas Rose and the Lenten Rose
The earliest plants to blossom in my garden are the snowdrops. While they are a welcome sign of...
Colorful Coleus Plant Varieties for the Garden
As a young girl, one of my first plants was a coleus grown from a cutting my grandmother gave me. I...
Known for its colorful foliage, Coleus is a wonderful, low-maintance plant to add to summer flower...
Oh, dear! Do you have problems with deer eating your garden plants? See our list of deer-resistant...
Growing Sprouts vs. Microgreens
Winter is a great time for experimenting. Since I was feeling starved for green, growing goodness...
The old-fashioned bleeding heart is a favorite perennial of the shady flower garden and was called...
5 Garden Hacks for Seed-Sowing Success
When it’s time to sow your garden seeds, do it right! Sow seeds more easily with seed tape, soak...
Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both...
Peas are one of the first crops we plant in the spring. The taste of garden-grown peas is nothing...
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
What does each flower symbolize? Which flowers represent love, hope, healing, loss, and good luck?...
How to Grow Leeks From Sowing to Harvest
Leeks are a hardy, no-fuss plant that can be seeded outdoors about the time of the last spring...
Signs of Spring From the Sky
What are signs of spring in the sky? Perhaps you’ve noticed the earlier sunrises. Let’s observe a...
Spring 2020: The Earliest Spring in Over 100 Years
The rumors are true. It’s the earliest spring of your life. Spring, marked by the vernal equinox,...
March Birth Flower
March’s birth flower is the daffodil. It’s no surprise. These cheerful flowers are a harbinger of...
Pruning 101: A Guide to Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Do you know how to prune correctly? Pruning directly benefits the health and visual appeal of...
Pothos (also called Devil’s Ivy) is a tropical vine with shiny, heart-shaped leaves that often have...
Community Gardens: What Are the Dos and Don'ts?
Lacking a yard for gardening? Community gardens are such a wonderful solution but keep in mind some...
How to Sow and Grow Sweet Peas
Few annual flowers have the lasting appeal and bucolic beauty of sweet peas. Twining lazily around...
Winter Flowering Plants for Fragrance, Color and Berries
Does your garden feel drab, dull, and uninteresting in winter? Well that doesn’t need to be the...
Lettuce is one of our favorite garden vegetables because it is far superior—in both taste and...
Radishes are a hardy, very easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a...
When to Plant Peas
When to plant garden peas? “Plant peas as soon as the ground can be worked” is a popular saying in...
How to Grow Bean Sprouts Indoors
It’s so easy to grow bean sprouts inside, especially when the weather’s wintry or unpleasant...
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
Herb gardens can be grown anywhere! Learn different ways to lay out an herb garden—from container...
How to Grow Radishes From Planting to Harvest
Speedy radishes can be grown almost anywhere: between larger vegetables, around soon-to-finish...
Four Super-Hardy Salad Greens to Grow in Winter
Salads may be the epitome of sunny summer days, but there are also super-hardy salad greens that...
How to Grow Lettuce From Planting to Harvest
Lettuce is quick-growing, fuss-free and can be grown just about anywhere. Grown for its luscious...
10 Quick Tips for a Successful Vegetable Garden
Our 10 gardening hacks are tips handed down from experienced gardeners—to save time and increase...