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Beginner Vegetable Plants Anyone Can Grow

growing vegetables
Growing your own vegetables can be an amazing convenience. You don’t have to shop at the store as often for them. If you need...

3 Sisters: Beans, Corn And Squash

growing beans corn
Growing beans, corn, and squash together go back to the days when America was inhabited solely by Native Americans. According to legend, these three...

Successful Urban Gardening

urban gardens
Just because you live in an apartment or in a townhouse with very limited yard space doesn't mean you can't grow a successful garden....

Great Butternut Squash Recipes To Warm You Up

butternut squash recipe
There is so much you can do with butternut squash and the dishes are quite delicious. From soups to entrées to desserts, the recipes...

Top 4 Plants For Those Lacking a Green Thumb

mint
Plain and simple, gardening isn't for everyone. While some people are naturals and love to get their hands dirty, others dread the very thought...

Seven Reasons to Eat More Lettuce

lettuce salad
From being the main ingredient in salads to topping burgers, we're constantly eating lettuce. However, do you ever stop to think about all the...

How to Grow Your Very Own Tea Garden

tea garden
Nothing warms up the body on a winter’s day quite like a cup of hot tea. Thankfully, we don’t need to run to the...

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...

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