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Best Vegetables and Herbs to Grow This Winter

cabbage growing in winter garden

As the seasons change, we think about what’s next for the garden. I find myself at a loss in the winter months, trying to decide what to grow in the colder season. Living in Illinois, I’m primarily restricted to indoor gardening for any winter harvest, but many winter vegetables thrive when planted in autumn and …

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How to Keep Deer From Eating Your Perennials

Baby deer in the forest

Any gardener will understand the struggles of pest problems in your garden. Depending on where you live, deer damage can be a huge problem that could destroy your beautiful perennials in a few minutes. Turn your back for a second and a herd of hungry deer could descend on your garden for their daily buffet. …

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The Best Solar Panels for Heating Your Greenhouse in 2021

Jungle greenhouse filled with tropical plants

Building a solar greenhouse in your backyard is a brilliant way to extend your growing season. If done right, it could also greatly reduce greenhouse gases which cause climate change. While the benefits of greenhouses are many, they could end up costing you a fortune to heat in the middle of winter. They could also …

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How to Harvest and Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin and seeds and pumpkins

With Halloween just around the corner, pumpkins are about to be in the spotlight again. When everyone is focused on carving the most terrifying decorations out of their pumpkins, what’s inside the pumpkin is often tossed aside and forgotten, or composted. This year, why not make a delicious and nutritious snack out of those gooey …

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How to Keep My Pumpkin from Rotting

Pumpkin on a stump

It’s coming up to that time of the year again. Fall colors, pumpkin spiced lattes, and jack-o-lanterns! Pumpkins transform from tasty vegetables into spooky decorations. Many of us will spend some quality time with friends and family carving out decorative pumpkins for Halloween. The problem with using fresh vegetables for decorations is that they don’t …

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How to Use Grow Bags to Harvest Vegetables With Minimal Space

Organic lettuce growing in white grow bags.

Are you looking for an alternative to in-ground garden beds this growing season? Are you short on space for your favorite vegetable plants? Grow bags are a convenient way to plant tomatoes and more without a ton of garden space. With proper care and storage, you can reuse them each year for a customizable garden …

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