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Growing Tomatoes from Up Above

For many of us, garden space is at a premium. This sometimes makes it so that we must choose between what we really want to plant and what we have room to plant. Although [...]
  • Green Beans by Bowwow Times
    A good color to have in your veggie garden is green, especially when that green belongs to green beans also known as string beans or French beans. There are many reasons to grow and eat green beans aside from great taste alone. Health benefits aplenty can be had thanks to the consumption of green beans which is all the more reason to add them to your garden. For starters, green beans have been linked to decreased risk of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. They are also [...]
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    With over 4.8 million views on YouTube, CaliKim has become a force within the gardening world. From videos that highlight how to grow vegetables & fruits to videos that showcase DIY projects, CaliKim will help you to cultivate a rich, bountiful garden. Our favorite CaliKim videos are: How To Build a Strawberry Crate For Under $20 How To Plant Tomato Seeds Indoors How To Propogate Basil Watch all of CaliKim’s videos here & be sure register on the forum to ask her any gardening related [...]
  • molasses
    We all get a little sweet tooth now and then. Sometimes you just need that little bit of sweet to satiate your palate and nothing else will quite do. You may reach for a cupcake or a brownie in order to placate yourself, but the fact of the matter is you’re not the only one who likes a sweet little pick me up. The plants in your garden enjoy it as well. If you ever attend a farmer’s market in south Mississippi, you will see a line for cookies. Devotedly patrons wait for their piece of the [...]
  • Penny Ball by Deb Kolar
    A common problem with which gardeners are faced is the presence of slugs. These creatures are a type of mollusk that can be described as snails without shells. They can vary in length but usually top out at close to two inches in length. Though you may not always get a visual on them, a telltale sign is the slime trail left behind as they move about. Slugs are a problem because they can do a lot of damage to gardens. In addition to chewing leaves, they are known to feast on fruits and [...]
  • Bok Choy Growing in Water by Black Thumb Gardener
    Getting down in the dirt and planting a veggie garden is not always the easiest thing. If you’ve got a bad back, knees that ache, or arthritic hands, you may not look forward to planting time. In order to get a delicious, plentiful veggie garden going, however, we do what we must, even when it doesn’t come easy. Despite the fact that there are veggies you have to work harder to grow than others, some veggies do fall on the more flexible side. In fact, so flexible are they that you can grow [...]
  • Deer Feeding in Garden
    Cultivating a vegetable garden results in a plentiful bounty for all to eat. Chances are that if you have one, your friends and family will also enjoy the products of your efforts. Sometimes sharing is a welcome activity, but in other cases it might not be. No one likes those uninvited guests that always take but never give back, coming over without your permission and leaving a mess in their wake. One such garden guest that fits exactly this description is the deer. Vegetable gardens are an [...]
  • Tomato Horn Worm
    Enjoying a delicious tomato sandwich is high on the list of priorities for many of us this summer. As we painstakingly grow and care for our tomato plants, it is only natural to look forward to the reward that comes when we are surrounded by vibrant tomatoes. Though we humans enjoy these tomatoes immensely, we are not the only ones; unfortunately tomatoes are tasty to pests as well. One pest in particular is driven to consume and destroy the tomatoes we work so hard to produce. That pest is the [...]
  • Garden Cukes
    Biting into a piece of crisp cucumber is sure to make any summer just that much brighter. No matter how you eat cucumbers, enjoyment is sure to be part of the package. Cucumbers are also fairly easy to grow, much to the delight of veggie gardeners everywhere, as they thrive in hardiness zones 4-11 and can be grown quickly in about any location regardless of space due to the plant’s tendency to climb upwards. If this is something you desire, a trellis is a good way to achieve such growth. [...]
  • Photo: Grow Better Veggies
    Commonly seen in the veggie garden is the tomato. In addition to being delicious and having a place alongside or inside of many meals, tomato plants and seeds are widely available. Most everyone can appreciate a crisp tomato on their burger, in their salad, or as part of a pasta dish, and as a result tomatoes are usually the first plant people invest in when they decide to start growing their own food. Despite the popularity of the tomato, they do not always come easy. Depending on your [...]
  • summer salad
    At long last, summer is upon us! With summer comes delicious food offerings from the veggie garden for us to enjoy. One of the many great ways to use your garden veggies is in salads. If you find yourself looking for exciting new salad recipes this time of year, however, you will likely find that many of them involve fruit as well. Regardless of your fruit preferences, there are many salad options to cater to your taste. Whether it is apples and pears that suit your fancy or perhaps watermelon, [...]
  • orange peppers
    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 than their taste and pleasant appearance is the [...]


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