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Vegetables to Plant in January

Vegetables to Plant in January
When you think of the month of January, starting to plant your vegetables is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind....

Can, Freeze, Dry: Preserve the Harvest from Your Garden

canning fruit and vegetables
After working hard to fertilize and grow such a productive garden, it would be a tragedy to allow any of the harvest to rot...

Learn How to Dry and Store Your Fresh Herbs

dried herbs
Having fresh herbs handy for your meals and drinks can be very helpful and convenient. Buying them from stores can become pretty pricy after...

Safe Edible Flowers

edible flowers
I was about 12 years old the first time I visited the bohemian artsy town of New Hope, Pennsylvania. It was there I had...

Growing Herbs in Winter

healing herbs
Growing herbs in winter can be a challenging task. We're clearing out our herb boxes as well as our gardens--but we also know that...

How To Grow and Preserve Apricots

Apricots
It's never the wrong time to learn to grow Apricots (and enjoy our own preserves). Apricots are hearty fruit trees that grow quite well...

Growing Pumpkins Indoors!

pumpkins
When pumpkins come to mind, we often think of the fall, Halloween, tasty pies, and delicious flavored coffee. Gardening allows us to have this...

The Three Best Spring Gardening Apps for the iPhone

gardening app
The spring gardening season is right around the corner, so why not start downloading new gardening apps to your iPhone that are designed specifically...

What To Look For When Buying Plants

Plants can make you feel happy when nothing else can. They have the ability to heal, bring people together and feed a nation. The...

Facts About Plant Fertilizer And Nutrients For Your Garden

It takes a lot of effort to cultivate a healthy garden, and understanding the intricate ways of using key ingredients will make this task...

Hidden Side Effects of Chemical Weed Killers

side effects from weed killers
Of course as gardeners, we know that when there are weeds in our backyard we must employ chemical killers. That's because the spread of...

How to Grow Citrus Trees

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about growing citrus trees is that they are difficult to grow, especially if you live in the...

Spring Gardening: Your March To-Do List

crocus
Well, it wasn't easy putting this list together for spring gardening while watching a snowstorm cover the fields this past week. We're coming off...

Cool Season Crops: March Can Be The Best Month (Or Last...

There are some areas of the country where winters are mild, and January marks the beginning of spring planting for a variety of cool...

Back to the Hose! When And Where To Wisely Water The...

For some of us out there, hello, Zone 3 gardeners! The ground's pretty wet just from the snow. For others, the hot days are...

Springtime Gardening: The Basics

pruning
A few of us are still looking out the window and seeing a big pile of the white stuff, but trust us, it is...

How To Storm-Proof Your Garden

storm
Spring is coming in just a couple of weeks, and thoughts begin to turn to warmer weather. Unfortunately, warmer weather also means excessive rain,...

March 31st is Tater Day, And We’re Getting Ready with Sweet...

In Benton, Kentucky each year, locals celebrate an age-old tradition called Tater Day. Tater Day was started in 1843 as a celebration of spring...

Cabbage Makes For Good Spring Planting & Even Better Eating!

cabbage
As a cool-season vegetable, cabbage is best grown in Spring and Fall. This year, however, Fall has lingered right into Spring, and we've found...

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