Brighten Up Your Veggie Garden with a Pop of Pepper Color

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There are a plethora of dishes that can be complimented by the addition of a pepper. Whether it is raw peppers in salad, peppers on a pizza, peppers paired with onions and placed on a bun next to sausage, or stuffed peppers themselves, peppers make for excellent eating. They can also make dishes more aesthetically pleasing and festive by adding a pop of color to your culinary creations. A good pepper dish truly is hard to pass up!Even better … [Read more...]

Avoiding Blossom End Rot in the Veggie Garden

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There is frustration aplenty to be had when you set out into the garden in search of that perfect tomato only to instead find one with blossom end rot. Though it is a common issue with which veggie gardeners are faced, it is no less disheartening when it rears its ugly head. Rather than letting tomatoes and other affected vegetables go to waste as they fall victim to blossom end rot, make changes to your garden to avoid it in the first … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Kale from the Garden

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If you’re a fan of leafy greens with staying power then you might want to consider getting acquainted with kale. A member of the cabbage family, kale has made appearances as a garnish on many dinner plates only to be discarded and ignored, but the fact of the matter is that kale has a plethora of nutrition benefits that have brought it into the spotlight in recent years. Kale is low in calories while at the same time being loaded with protein, … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Tea Leaves in the Garden

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Tea is a beverage enjoyed by many of us on a frequent or daily basis. After you make your favorite brew, what do you do with the used teabags? Disposing of them is one answer, but a better one would be to take them out to your vegetable garden or compost bin so they can serve another beneficial purpose.Before using teabags in any gardening fashion, it is important to educate yourself about the bag itself. While many teabags will decompose, … [Read more...]

Starting Seeds Indoors to Help Your Garden Along

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Upon deciding what you want to plant, your natural course of action may be to go to a nursery and purchase those plants. From that point, most can be transplanted directly into your garden and will continue to grow and thrive. Though this method is convenient, it is not always practical or efficient for everyone. In some cases, it is easier and more logical, not to mention more economically feasible, to start seeds indoors instead.Starting … [Read more...]

Reuse and Repurpose to Save Gardening Dollars

Photo: Once More With Veggies

Everyone likes to see a few extra dollars in their bank account. Not only is saving money nice, but so is having a little extra to put into the things you enjoy, such as gardening. This is why saving money when growing vegetables is important, as it allows you to purchase the necessary supplies to grow more in the future.Whether you are gardening on a budget or have unlimited funds at your disposal, most gardeners can appreciate not only … [Read more...]

Grow Onions if You Want a Versatile Veggie

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Onions are delicious in many meals. Whether it is a robust salad or hamburger steak you crave, adding onions can enhance the experience and make it even more enjoyable. Depending on the meal you have in mind, selecting the right onion is key. Of course you want to use onions that are firm to the touch and do not have a foul odor or dark spots, but you also want the right onion for the dish.There are a few types onion you should consider … [Read more...]

Growing Corn in a Limited Space Garden

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Being a veggie gardener sometimes requires us to make choices, at least in the case of those of us with limited space. It could be that you have many more vegetables on your list than your available gardening area will allow, which means having to sacrifice something you’d really like to grow. A good example of something you may wish to grow but think you cannot is corn. Due to the height it achieves, you might worry that it may cast shade on … [Read more...]

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