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Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started

Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started

You don’t have to wait for the cold days of winter to pass before jumping into spring gardening. Start your seeds indoors to get a jump-start on the growing season. This article explains the pros and cons of using grow lights to start your plant seedlings. It also provides advice on the various light bulb types and proper spacing.
Top 10 Tomato Pests and Problems

Top 10 Tomato Pests and Problems

Here's expert advice on how to keep your tomatoes healthy and prevent the 10 most common problems with tomato plants.
5 Benefits of Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

5 Benefits of Growing an Indoor Herb Garden

How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

Tips for Apple Harvest and Apple Storage

Tips for Apple Harvest and Apple Storage

How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

Learn how to dehydrate fruits and vegetables to preserve them for the long term. Make tasty snacks and save storage space, too.
Common Squash Diseases and Pests

Common Squash Diseases and Pests

Learn to recognize squash diseases and squash pests and how to prevent them from doing damage to your plants and produce.
Tips for Growing Watermelon in Containers

Tips for Growing Watermelon in Containers

Growing watermelon in containers is possible even if you only have a small space with which to work. Grab our top tips!
How to Grow Zucchini Plants

How to Grow Zucchini Plants

These ten tips will help you grow zucchini. The tips include how to choose a good location, how far apart to plant zucchini and how to tell if zucchini is ripe.
All About Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Berries

All About Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Berries

Growing food at home is a great way to cut your grocery budget and enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, and berries at the peak of their color, flavor, and nutrition.
All About Growing and Using Herbs

All About Growing and Using Herbs

All the info you need to choose, grow and care for herbs planted in a garden or in pots. We also have helpful ideas for harvesting, cooking and using homegrown herbs.
No Till Gardening

No Till Gardening

A no till gardening soil recipe includes a blend of compost, mulch and plant matter layered over cardboard or newspaper. No till gardening is a low-maintenance solution to the problem of tilling, which is not always good for the environment.
How to Grow Asparagus in the Home Garden

How to Grow Asparagus in the Home Garden

Learn how to grow asparagus and enjoy this seasonal treat for years to come. Asparagus is one of a handful of perennial vegetables, making it a great garden investment.
Growing Thornless Blackberry Plants

Growing Thornless Blackberry Plants

Thornless blackberry plants can produce up to 20 pounds of fruit per season. Read how to grow, care for and harvest blackberries, without the prickles!
Herbs That Make Good Houseplants

Herbs That Make Good Houseplants

There are plenty of herbs that make good houseplants. The best herbs to grow indoors are those that have beautiful foliage with the bonus of flowers, fragrance, or culinary uses.
6 Spice Plants to Grow at Home

6 Spice Plants to Grow at Home

Growing your own spices can be challenging, but when you succeed it's a satisfying and fun way to extend your plant collection. This article gives a guide to growing six of the most popular and useful spices at home.
Preserving Your Apple Harvest

Preserving Your Apple Harvest

The gardener who grows one or two apple trees is often faced with the happy problem of having a lot of apples. Luckily, kitchen technology and several hundred years of apple cultivation allow today’s growers to preserve the overage. We have three recipes for canning apples that will delight apple growers and eaters.
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