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When Should You Start Planning Your Spring Garden

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There’s something about the new year that feels like a fresh start. It’s a time for making resolutions and setting goals for the months ahead. If you would like to add some greenery to your life this year, why not start planning your spring garden? With the right preparation and dedication, you can create a beautiful and bountiful …

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How To Plan Your Spring Garden

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Winters can feel incredibly lackluster for avid gardeners who love to tend to their plants, collect flowers to display around the house and pluck fresh vegetables for cooking. Fortunately, you can make the colder months worthwhile by planning for your spring garden.  Meticulous garden planning can yield a more flourishing landscape and get you into …

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7 Tips for Companion Planting in Your Home Garden

Companion planting of amethyst zinnia with sun gold cherry tomatoes are a perfect combination. Zinnias deter cucumber beetles and tomato worms. They attract predatory wasps and hover flies.

Gardening is a great way to add color and vibrancy to your home, indoors or out. But the joy of gardening doesn’t have to stop with simply planting your favorite flowers and fruits. Companion planting maximizes the health of your garden while also allowing you to get creative! Companion planting is a practice that involves pairing …

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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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Everything You Need To Know About When To Plant Your Vegetable Garden

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If you have a plot of empty land, it’s time to fill it. How about planting a vegetable garden! Starting your own vegetable garden is a hardy task and it requires much care to get a steady harvest. But first things first, when should you start your veggie garden? Below is everything you’ll need to …

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Should You Rotate Crops in Your Vegetable Garden

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Do you know the importance of crop rotation in a vegetable garden? If not, it’s an essential practice for anyone owning or wanting to get a vegetable garden. This method is beneficial both to the quality and production of your crop; Rotating your vegetable plants will also aid in preventing pests and diseases. Below you’ll …

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5 Types of Kale to Grow in Your Garden

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Kale is a must-have, trending leafy green to grow in your garden. It belongs to the mustard family (Brassicaceae), along with cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. With healthy eating taking the spotlight on the cooking scene, kale has captured the hearts of many gardeners and chefs alike. It’s full of antioxidants, as well as calcium and potassium. So …

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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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