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    When you start thinking about what's in store for your garden over the next few months, you may find yourself poring over The Rare Seed Catalog, scanning every page deliberately as you dream of what's to come. Although this certainly is one way to do it, a trip to the garden center nearest you...
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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...
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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...
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    Starting vegetable seeds indoors is a great way to get a jump start on the vegetable garden. Typically seeds can be started indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost date, depending on the particular vegetable. Once you have established a solid garden plan and purchased seeds, it is time...
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    One of the quickest and easiest ways to start vegetable seeds is by using a seed starting tray. You can start seeds for most, if not all of your vegetable garden by using a couple seed trays. There are many different styles of seed trays and many different ways vegetable gardeners start seeds...
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    Planting carrot seeds is usually not a very easy task in the vegetable garden. The very tiny carrot seeds are very difficult to handle making seed sowing a pain in the patoot. A very clever way of making this task much easier is by using seed tapes for sowing carrot seeds. Seed tapes can be...
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    After giving 20 tips for starting seeds indoors, I figured it would be a good time to also discuss some items that make it much easier for sowing seeds. Sowing seeds can sometimes be a tedious task, especially for those very tiny seeds. Seed tapes can help aid with sowing tiny seeds outdoors...
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    If you haven't started your vegetable and herb seeds indoors yet, it is slowly getting near the time to start. Starting seeds indoors is a great way to get a jump on the growing season, especially if you live in a short season climate. Some vegetables, such as eggplant, take quite a bit of time...
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    Most gardeners may feel very comfortable understanding all the information that comes on a seed packet, but there are some novice gardeners that might be confused with all the symbols, abbreviations, and pictures. All the information that is contained on a seed packet is very vital towards the...
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    Turnip greens are my favorite kind of greens, but don't get me wrong I love them all. The wonderful thing about turnips is you get the best of both worlds - a tasty and flavorful root, and the delicious green tops. Growing turnip greens is not very hard as long as you give them the correct...
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    Certain vegetables such as carrots, radishes, and onions have very tiny seeds that are difficult to sow. Usually you end up getting way too many seeds per hole and have to do a lot of thinning once the seeds have sprouted. One very easy solution for this problem is to create seed tapes for...
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    If you are new to vegetable gardening, you probably have heard the phrase "true leaves" a time or two. This is especially true if growing from seed, where this phrase is used most often. But what exactly are true leaves? When a seed first emerges from the soil, or potting mixture, it has a set...
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    While browsing around the internet, I came across some very interesting websites that discussed a gardening technique called moon (or lunar) gardening. At first glance, I thought maybe they were referring to gardening at night. Strange, I thought, but it is cooler at night. After a bit of...
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    One of the things that makes growing a vegetable garden so much fun is starting your own seeds. You can actually be a part of the growth of your plants during it's complete life cycle, from seed to harvest. That's a very exciting process, indeed! Some times starting seeds can be just as...
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