How to Check Seed Viability

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Most of the time when ordering seeds for a new growing season you will receive way more than you really need. This can cause you to sometimes have hundreds of seeds left over after planting.If you have some vegetable seeds left over from previous seasons, you may be wondering if those old ones are still good to use for starting your new vegetable garden.The germination rate drops as the seeds become older, so those that are three years … [Read more...]

3 Easy Tips for Planning a Vegetable Garden

3 Easy Tips for Planning a Vegetable Garden

One of the most important things you can do to help ensure a successful vegetable garden happens well before you ever sink a shovel in the soil.Proper vegetable garden planning is key when it comes to preparing for the new season and helping you avoid common mistakes when setting plants out in Spring.Skip the planning process and you can end up with an organic nightmare by the time you get into mid-June. Here are three tips to help get … [Read more...]

5 Awesome New Vegetable Varieties for 2012

5 Awesome New Vegetable Varieties for 2012

Although we are in the middle of winter, it is the perfect time to start thinking about what to grow in our 2012 vegetable gardens.One of the things that makes planning a vegetable garden so difficult is all the different varieties of vegetables there are to choose from.Seed companies certainly don't make the decisions any easier by offering new varieties of our favorite vegetables each year.Here are five awesome vegetable … [Read more...]

Winchester Gardens’ Herb Fertilizer Review

Winchester Gardens Organic Herb Fertilizer Tablets

If you enjoy using fresh herbs in your meals then it's hard to beat growing your own. Most herbs are very easy to grow, do not take much space, and do not require too much maintenance.And who doesn't like the taste and aroma of fresh herbs in the kitchen?As I mentioned, herbs don't require a whole lot of upkeep, but they can benefit greatly when given the correct amount of proper nutrients.A great way to provide the proper nutrients … [Read more...]

How to Make Green Tomatoes Ripen Faster

How to Make Green Tomatoes Ripen Faster

Waiting for your green tomatoes to begin ripening can seem like an eternity sometimes. It's like they are just sitting on the vine refusing to turn in color so you can begin harvesting them.Although it seems like the tomatoes will never ripen - don't worry, they will eventually.Why Does It Seem Like My Tomatoes Are Not Ripening?The most common cause of tomatoes taking longer to ripen is high temperatures.If you are experiencing a … [Read more...]

10 Great Vegetables to Grow In Fall

10 Great Vegetables to Grow in Fall

You may think that gardening for the season is finished once the summer crops begin to wane, but that's hardly the case.In fact, your vegetable garden is truly just getting started good.There are many vegetables that grow well during the fall and even into the winter months in some cases.If you are interested in keeping some vegetables growing in your vegetable garden after the tomatoes and squash are gone, here are ten great … [Read more...]

Preparing the Vegetable Garden for Fall Planting

Preparing the Vegetable Garden for Fall Planting

As summer starts to slowly drift into fall, it's a great time to begin preparing the vegetable garden for fall planting.Getting ready for your fall crops is not much different preparing it in the spring, but there are a couple of differences.Here is how I prepare my vegetable garden for fall planting.Clean the Vegetable GardenWhen I say clean the vegetable garden, you may think I mean to go buy bottles of Mop 'n Glo.Not … [Read more...]

Remington Electric Tiller Winner

The Remington Electric Tiller

Winner, Winner... Chicken Dinner!The winner of the Remington Electric Tiller is -Ava StearnsAva, I have sent you an email using the email address you supplied in your comment. Please respond as soon as you can so I can get your new Remington Electric Tiller shipped to you.I would like to thank everyone for their awesome comments on becoming more eco-friendly in the garden and for entering the giveaway.Congratulations, Ava! … [Read more...]

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