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Coldframes for Beginners, Part One

September 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Coldframes are a worthy investment of your time and money, but they don’t have to be elaborate, especially for the home gardener. Coldframes are essentially small, [...]

How to Survive a Heat Wave

July 10, 2012 // 1 Comment

Vegetable plants need nutrients, sun and water to thrive. If they are popped into the soil and left on their own they most likely will do poorly, unless your climate has the [...]

How To Mulch Your Vegetable Garden

June 15, 2012 // 2 Comments

Mulching is one of the best things we can do for your vegetable garden. Properly placed mulch helps control the weeds, keeps the soil from drying out as quickly and helps [...]

Growing Lemon Scented Herbs

May 24, 2012 // 2 Comments

Lemon scented herbs are a delight to grow in the garden and use in the kitchen. There is a nice selection of plants to choose from that emit the light, refreshing scent, as [...]

Companion Planting With Herbs

May 19, 2012 // 3 Comments

Companion planting in the garden has most likely been around for as long as man has been planting seeds. It’s simply a method of partnering up vegetables and herbs that [...]

Succession Planting for the Home Gardener

May 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

What is succession planting, and how can it help the home gardener? An example serves as the best explanation. Peas are a cool weather crop and can be planted as soon as the [...]

Grow Your Own Salad Greens

April 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Many of us grew up in a time when a salad consisted of iceberg lettuce and assorted vegetables. Some restaurants still stick with the standard salad fare, but home gardeners [...]

How To Rotate Vegetables in the Garden

April 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rotating vegetables to a new location each year gives gardeners a one up on pest control, soil health and avoiding diseases. I personally experienced this in my 4 foot by 8 [...]

How to Check Seed Viability

February 11, 2012 // 9 Comments

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 [...]
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