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Days to Maturity for Vegetables: What It Means

Days to Maturity for Vegetables: What It Means

Plant maturity on seed packets and labels tells you the number of days it takes from planting to harvest. But this can be confusing because the number doesn’t explain how to calculate the days to maturity. Once you understand what days to maturity means, you’ll be a better gardener.
Tips for Using Your Frozen Produce

Tips for Using Your Frozen Produce

For those of you who froze some of last summer’s fruits and vegetables, we have cooking tips. Get the most out of your preserved produce!
Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes

Decorate Eggs Using Plants and Natural Dyes

An entirely unique and completely natural way to dye eggs! Combine inks made from vegetables and bits of flora found in your yard to decorate eggs.
What Should I Do in the Garden in April?

What Should I Do in the Garden in April?

There are things to plant and do! Our garden guide suggests 12 tasks you can do in April to start your flower and vegetable gardens.
How to Successfully Move Plants to a New Home

How to Successfully Move Plants to a New Home

Indoor and outdoor plants give color and warmth to your home. Taking them with you when you move is like taking along old friends. With the proper planning, your plants will have your new space feeling like home in no time.
Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

Sweet peas are a charming flower that are best grown in an area where springs and summers are cool. Modern sweet peas have beautiful large flowers that often lack the sweet scent that gave sweet peas their name. You can plant heritage varieties that are strongly scented, as well as the modern varieties that have showy blossoms in a wide array of colors.
6 Signs of Potentially Hazardous Trees

6 Signs of Potentially Hazardous Trees

Find out what symptoms show a tree might be a safety hazard. Checking the trees in your yard means you have a better chance of preserving them.
How to Make Vegetable Stock

How to Make Vegetable Stock

You can use fresh produce from your garden or the market to make your own vegetable stock - the base for vegetarian soups, sauces, and so much more.
Plant and Garden Trends for 2021

Plant and Garden Trends for 2021

This is the year to add indoor plants to your home office, grow tomatoes in a pot or plant your first garden. You could also certainly use a seating area outside to enjoy with friends and family.
7 Tips for a Beautiful Winter Garden

7 Tips for a Beautiful Winter Garden

Don’t spend your January dreaming about your summer garden. Instead, follow our seven easy tips for creating an outdoor space as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer.
How to Get Your Poinsettia to Rebloom

How to Get Your Poinsettia to Rebloom

The poinsettias that brighten your house over the holidays need not be tossed out with the discarded wrapping paper and dried up Christmas tree. With a little attention, your poinsettia can be transformed into a hardy house plant that you can enjoy for years to come.
What to do with Your Poinsettia after the Holidays

What to do with Your Poinsettia after the Holidays

It’s hard to say goodbye to a plant, especially one that brings the indoors as much good cheer as the poinsettia does. But when the holidays are done, what to do with these holiday favorites? We’ve got some ideas.
Basics of Flower Arranging

Basics of Flower Arranging

Cut flowers are a four-season joy—a way to bring the garden inside during the warm months and to brighten any room during the dark of winter. Let us walk you through the basics of this ancient art, and in no time, you’ll be putting professional florists to shame!
6 Unique Christmas Presents for Gardeners

6 Unique Christmas Presents for Gardeners

Gardeners will appreciate getting personalized gifts for Christmas; items that are created just for them. This article offers six creative gift ideas that can be geared to gardeners of all tastes.
How to Select a Poinsettia

How to Select a Poinsettia

Expert tips on selecting a healthy poinsettia plant from the poinsettia specialists at the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California.
How to Care for Your Christmas Cactus

How to Care for Your Christmas Cactus

Your Christmas cactus makes a great houseplant after it’s lost its holiday blooms. We’ve got tips on how to get the most out of your Christmas cactus throughout the year, including how to encourage it to flower again.
Gardening Gifts for Kids

Gardening Gifts for Kids

If you want to give a gift to a young child that is eco-friendly and encourages them to be a good steward of the earth, consider giving a gardening kit. It’s easy to put one together yourself!
Growing Your Own Garlic

Growing Your Own Garlic

Growing garlic is easy! Planting garlic cloves in fall will result in a bounty of garlic bulbs in the summer. Learn how to grow a successful crop of garlic in your garden.
All About Birds

All About Birds

There’s nothing that adds more color and joy to your landscape than a steady stream of visiting birds. Check out our collection of tips to discover how to attract birds to your garden, encourage nesting, feed them in the winter and so much more.
Growing Raspberries

Growing Raspberries

Growing raspberries and harvesting berries in your own backyard is one of gardening’s most rewarding tasks. We’ll show you how in five easy steps!
5 Ways to Use Eggshells for Plants

5 Ways to Use Eggshells for Plants

Eggshells are packed with calcium and other minerals, and this makes them too valuable for a gardener to throw into the waste disposal. When put to imaginative use, they can make a great contribution to your yard’s health and productivity.
Decorate with Creepy Plants

Decorate with Creepy Plants

We’ve got 13 creepy plants that are sure to add a grim, gloomy or ghoulish touch to your landscape or home interior.
How to Root African Violets

How to Root African Violets

African violets are houseplants with attractive leaves and flowers that are available in almost every color imaginable. This article provides detailed instructions for rooting a new African violet plant from a leaf in 10 simple steps.
Extend the Growing Season with a Cold Frame

Extend the Growing Season with a Cold Frame

Many vegetables grow better in cooler temperatures. A cold frame will extend your cool-season harvest or create a space for starting plants earlier in the spring.
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