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5 Most Nutritious Fruits To Grow in Your Home Garden

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Brighten the garden with a rainbow of fruits that offer many health benefits! Fruits are a highly nutritious and delicious part of an ideal daily diet. Regardless of the size, these juicy, vibrant treats are brimming with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. These incredible nutrients keep your internal system in top shape, boosting overall health …

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How to Properly Wash Your Home Grown Fruits and Vegetables

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Cleaning produce is a life skill that’ll save you from consuming contaminated fruits or veggies! Some can cause various health problems and illness if contaminated and not washed. Even if you haven’t used chemical pesticides to grow your crops, eating produce without cleaning them increases your risk of contracting something terrible! Before you bite into …

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3 Tips for Making Your Garden Kale Taste Better

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Spicing up your garden with fresh, organic kale is a great way to make your harvest healthy and delicious. Kale is an incredibly versatile green and you can use it in many recipes. But did you know there are some extra tips and tricks for making it taste even better? Whether you prefer the lacy-leaved …

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11 Tips for Growing Cucumbers in Pots

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Do you want to enjoy the freshest cucumbers, but don’t have a large garden? Grow them in pots! The convenience and flexibility of container gardening make it perfect for adding freshness to a porch, balcony, or even windowsill. Whether your goal is nutrition with minimum fuss or simply pride of labor, growing veggies can be …

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7 Types of Fig Trees You Can Grow Indoors or Out

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Fig trees are known for their delicious fruits and violin-like leaves. They can grow up to 30 feet, but their height can be managed when grown in a container. If you can provide sufficient light and protection from cold, you can home your fig trees indoors or outdoors in your garden.  Here are seven fig …

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How to Rotate Crops in Your Small Vegetable Garden

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While winter tends to be a time of relaxation and indoor gardening, it’s also the perfect chance to plan next season’s garden, meaning choosing the plants you’ll grow and starting seeds indoors. So, where does crop rotation come into play with all of this? While many garden practices, such as composting and mulching, increase your vegetable yield and benefit the plants, crop …

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6 Most Nutritious Vegetables To Grow in Your Home Garden

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Vegetables are an excellent source of nutrients, including calcium, potassium, vitamin A, fiber, and antioxidants. Moreover, when you create your own vegetable garden, you are more likely to consume the homegrown crop and benefit from its essential nutrients. Growing vegetables at home also allow you to enjoy better flavors and fresher produce than anything you can …

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5 Tips for Growing Kale Indoors and Out

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Kale! The leafy vegetable that is packed full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, is low in calories, and is renowned for its amazing health benefits! It’s also low-maintenance and produces plenty throughout the year. What’s not to like? For those looking for a new vegetable to try in the garden, kale is an excellent choice. Depending …

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11 Tips for Growing Fruit Trees in Pots

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Gardening is a great way to get outdoors and connect with nature, even if you don’t have a lot of room. Growing fruit trees in pots provides satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. With just a bit of knowledge and some careful tending, you too can grow delicious fruits right at home. Read on for 11 …

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How to Grow Potatoes From Seed

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Growing potatoes from seed is a great way to get delicious homegrown potatoes while saving money. Plus, it’s a fun and rewarding activity the entire family can enjoy! Even though growing potatoes isn’t a complicated task, there are a few essentials you must be aware of for the best harvest. Those requirements include choosing the best spud, preparing the …

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