Seasons

Seasons

Seasonal gardening information.

winter vegetables

How to Grow Vegetables in Cold Climates

Gardening in cold weatherWell, I come from the south and my grandma and great-grandparents always grew vegetables in the winter time. That was the busiest season for them. They ran a farm, so getting...
pruning

Springtime Gardening: The Basics

A few of us are still looking out the window and seeing a big pile of the white stuff, but trust us, it is going to melt and Springtime will be here before you...

September is Lawn Season: Planting Seeds

We're still excited about concentrating on our lawn for September, and we're going to proceed as if we've settled the seeds vs. sodding debate. We're going with lawn seeding. That's still some territory to...
crocus

Spring Gardening: Your March To-Do List

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 a weekend that almost felt like Spring, though. And while...

Cool Season Crops: March Can Be The Best Month (Or Last Chance)!

There are some areas of the country where winters are mild, and January marks the beginning of spring planting for a variety of cool weather, slow-growing crops. Others have to wait for that January...
gardening resolutions

7 Smart Gardening Resolutions for the New Year

Make this the year of gardening success! It doesn't matter whether you're an experienced gardener or a novice, almost anyone can successfully start and maintain a garden if they plan ahead and follow accordingly. Gardening...
Sprouting Seeds

10 Best Seed Catalogs to Prepare for Spring

It’s that time again when you need to plan for your gardening season. What will you plant and what quality of seed will you use? Which important tips can make your garden even better...
spade

Springtime Gardening: This Weekend’s Checklist

We're almost confident that it's not going to snow this weekend! That means we're going to finally be able to drag Mother Nature into Springtime. It’s also time to gather your gardening tools, make...
winter gardening

Making Room for Winter Gardening

You don't have to quit gardening just because winter is coming. In fact, some of us really like the challenge. We also like calling it a winter garden and having people think we're really...
asters

Top 4 Plants for Your Late Fall Garden

It’s that time of the year where the weather starts getting colder and the plants that were once flourishing are now struggling to survive. Thankfully, there are certain kinds of crops that were made...
cold frame

How to Prepare a Cold Frame for Fall

A cold frame is a means to give tender plants a gentler dormancy through the winter months. It will extend the life of a heartier plant to produce a longer growing season. They are...
Fall Gardening

Here’s Your Fall Gardening To Do List

I love flowers and plants. I think being surrounded by such beauty brings tranquility and happiness, and I’ve always dreamed of having a vibrant garden displayed around my home. However, that didn’t happen. Once...
fruit trees physialis

Prepping Fruit Trees in Late Summer and Early Fall

We've been looking at how our fruit-bearing plants fare at the end of summer. We shouldn't, however, neglect all the necessary care for our fruit trees. They really do require as much maintenance as...
fall harvest vegetables

Keeping An Eye On Your Fall Harvest

 We all had an abundant amount of tomatoes and cucumbers that matured during the season. It seemed like it happened all at once over the last month. Now, we have little time left to...

Row Covers and Other Ways To Protect Fragile Plants

Most serious gardeners will try anything they can to protect plants and improve their gardening experience. Unfortunately, there are times when you may need a little extra help when it comes to protecting your...
three tomatoes

The Ultimate Tomato Growing Guide

The tomato -- is it a fruit or vegetable? It's possibly the most delicious and versatile summer fruit ever! There's a lot to learn about growing and preserving tomatoes. Our tomato growing tips and...
harvesting cucumbers

Harvesting Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a relatively easy selection to grow for first-time gardeners, and they are an ideal selection for the more seasoned growers. For these reasons and the attractive versatility that the cucumber offers, they...
mulch

Start Mulching In February!

February leaves us with just a month left to gear up for spring gardening, so now is the ideal time to start mulching. If you are a seasoned gardener, you already know that the...
hellebores - good flowers for winter beds

Keep Your Yard Beautiful with Winter Plants and Borders

Winter is a sad time for gardeners. It’s the end of the beauty that you spent so much time and effort on through most of the year. Not only is it the end, but...

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