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Everything You Need to Know About Planting Apple Trees

Fresh Apple Tree

Among all of the fruit trees you can grow, apple trees are one of the best choices for many reasons. First, apples are a part of a healthy diet, and you can prepare countless delicious meals with them. Even though growing apples can take some time, it doesn’t mean you should get discouraged, especially since …

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How to Store Your Freshly Picked Strawberries

Red ripe juicy strawberries in a metal bucket in a mulched garden. Harvesting organic berries.

We’ve all been there: a family trip to a strawberry field, hours of fun, and plenty of berries to be enjoyed. But a few days later, when you reach your hands into the basket, they’re all rotten and mushy. And is there anything more heartbreaking than finding out something you poured your heart and soul …

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Picking Blueberries: When and How To Harvest Your Fruit

Ripe blueberries (bilberry) on a blueberry bush on a nature background.

Blueberries are a delicious treat and are easy enough to grow in your garden! But, once your blueberries have started to grow, you will need to know when they are ready to be picked and how to harvest your berries. This article will give you advice on the best time to pick your blueberries, what …

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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Growing Tomatoes

Two Tomatoes Growing on the Vine in Garden

Tomatoes come in countless fun varieties, brighten up a summer garden with their vivid red hue, and are edible right off the vine–it’s no wonder they’re so popular with home gardeners.  These fruits generally have a high success rate. But to make the most of them, there are a few tips and tricks to keep …

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How To Prevent and Treat Early Blight on Tomatoes

Early blight tomato causal agent Alternaria solani. Tomato disease.

Early blight is a very common killer of tomato plants every year, but there are ways to prevent it and treat it if you do catch it in time. If you grow tomatoes in your garden each year, knowing the signs of early blight are important. Here are a few tips for preventing this disease …

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Picking Strawberries: When and How To Harvest Your Fruit

Picking strawberries

Is there anything quite as delicious as a ripe, red strawberry plucked right from the vine? When it comes to growing your produce, strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to cultivate – but when is the best time to harvest them? And how do you go about doing it? Keep reading for all you need …

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