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    Growing Peas in Containers Easily

    Learn how to easily grow peas in pots. Using pots and buckets to garden, is a great way to garden in small areas. If you love fresh peas and like to garden, consider growing your own fresh peas. If you don’t have a large gardening area, you might be wondering how to grow peas in […] More

  • Freshly harvested shallots bunched together.

    How to Grow Shallots

    Shallots are such a great culinary item to grow in your backyard garden. They are fairly easy to grow and a great crop to plant in fall. Shallots, also known as the multiplier onion and gourmet onion, tastes like a cross between an onion and garlic and looks like an over-grown green onion. Even though […] More

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    How to Grow Cabbage

    Learn how to grow cabbage from seed, how to tell when the cabbage head is ready to harvest and how to harvest. Cabbage is one of those foods you either love or hate. Some can’t stand the mere smell of it, let alone eat it. Others can eat it weekly with ham or sausage and […] More

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    How to Grow Fennel

    Learn how to grow fennel, a wonderful herb where both the bulbs and the flower buds are useful. It’s a popular plant that is has medicinal properties that has been used since ancient times. Fennel is easy to grow and makes a great addition to teas, sweet treats, and even helping to increase lactation in […] More

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    How to Grow Lemongrass

    Learn how to grow lemongrass from seed or by propagating cuttings. Lemongrass is an ornamental grassy herb that is great for growing in the garden and around entertainment areas in your backyard to help with repelling mosquitoes and other unwanted insects. Throughout the summer, you can harvest fresh lemongrass stalks to use as biodegradable straws […] More

  • Ginger roots with plant stems still attached.

    How to Grow Grocery Store Ginger Roots

    You’ll love growing your own ginger at home. Growing store bought ginger is easy, and anyone can do it at home starting with a simple small piece of fresh ginger. This simple to grow plant can be very rewarding when it comes to cooking savory dishes, making fresh sweets with a hint of spice, and […] More

  • roma tomatoes ties to a wooden stake.

    Best Way to Stake Tomatoes

    When growing tomatoes, you need some way to contain them.  Here are some different ways on how to stake tomatoes and use tomato cages. Growing up, the one vegetable that was always planted in our garden were tomatoes.  We always had several different types of beefsteak, Roma and cherry tomatoes. This tradition of always growing […] More

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    Awesome Tips for Growing Cucumbers

    These growing cucumber tips will help you grow cucumbers that are healthier and tastier! Cucumbers are one of the most versatile vegetables. They are a great addition to any salad, provide another layer of taste in a sauce, can be pickled, or can be eaten straight from the vine. Growing cucumbers is also one of […] More

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    Peony Care in Fall

    Learn what peonies need for care in the fall to make sure they survive winter. The Peony is slowly gaining the popularity it deserves. There’s no denying that it is now the IT flower of the Spring and Summer seasons. But, since it is a perennial, how do you care for Peonies in the Fall […] More

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    How to Grow Dill

    Wondering how to grow dill in your garden? You’ll find it’s easy to grow and you’ll love having fresh dill for pickling and using in your cooking. I love the smell of dill in my garden! I also love using dill in my cooking and canning. Anethum graveolens, aka, Dill, is a perennial herb that […] More

  • Purple artichokes.

    Growing Artichokes Guide

    Growing artichokes is super easy to do. The taste of artichokes is mild and delicious or you can let your plant flower and the artichoke flowers are gorgeous. I probably say this for almost everything I grow, but I love growing artichokes! They are one of my favorites. When a few of the artichokes first […] More

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    Full Sun Perennials

    Planting full sun perennials in your yard and garden is a great way to fill in areas with beauty.  These flowers are beautiful and all love the sun.   Planting perennials in your flower garden is a great way to add a pop of color to your yard. But the best thing about perennials is that […] More

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