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    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 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

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    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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    Grow an Amazing Salsa Garden

    Growing a salsa garden in your backyard is a great way to have the ingredients you need to make an amazing homemade salsa. Have you ever wanted to make your own salsa right out of the garden? Fresh homegrown salsa is amazing and homemade salsa from your late summer harvest is perfect for canning to […] More

  • 9 Awesome Perennial Vegetables You Need to Add to Your Garden

    I’ve mentioned in the past that perennials are my favorite plants to grow.  I love not having to replant them each year! Did you know there are quite a few perennial vegetables? Perennial vegetables should be a staple in any garden. You just need to plant these crops once a year then enjoy harvesting year […] More

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    11 Easy Fruits and Vegetables to Grow in Pots

    If you live in a place without a lot of room for a garden, bucket and container gardening can be an amazing way to grow food. Here are some easy fruits and vegetables to grow in pots. Are you living in an apartment or condo with limited space? Maybe you live in a house with […] More

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    Growing Garlic in Containers

    Growing garlic in containers can be easy if you follow this guide.   More and more gardeners are enjoying the benefits of growing garlic in their garden. You don’t need a full in-ground garden to grow garlic. In fact, with the help of pots and containers and the know-how to plant this herb, you can grow […] More

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    How to Grow and Care for Asparagus

    Asparagus or ‘Asparagus officinalis’ is a perennial vegetable that can be harvested year after year, once the first spears are cultivated. Although asparagus is fairly easy to grow and plant, if you’ve never grown it before you may be wondering how do you grow asparagus plants. First things first, you’ll need to bottle up some […] More

  • Asparagus Varieties - White, purple, and green

    Asparagus Varieties

    There are many asparagus varieties and asparagus. The taste difference between different asparagus varieties are subtle. I do personally like the flavor from thinner asparagus spears better than the thicker spears.  And of course, my husband is the opposite of me and prefers the thicker spears. I love growing asparagus in my garden.  After waiting […] More

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    Varieties and Types of Peas

    One of my favorite memories as a child was going to my Grandma’s house and getting to eat peas from her garden. I know as a kid, I used to wonder about why some pea pods were flat and others had big balls of peas.  Plus, we ate some of the fresh peas with the […] More

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