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How To Create The Best Organic Potting Soil For Vegetables

When it comes to growing a big, bountiful harvest of vegetables in pots, containers and raised beds, it all starts with planting in the best organic potting soil possible. And one of the easiest ways to do that is by creating your own right at home! Popular vegetable plants like cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers are …

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The 5 Simple Secrets To Growing Cucumbers – How To Grow Great Cukes!

When it comes to growing cucumbers successfully in a traditional garden or in pots and containers, a few simple tips and hints can carry your plants to a bountiful harvest. Cucumbers are one of the most beloved crops of all for the home gardener. Not only do they lend amazingly fresh flavor to salads, sandwiches …

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How To Grow Straight Carrots – The 3 Simple Secrets To Success!

So exactly what are the secrets to growing delicious, nutritious and more importantly, straight carrots? Many gardeners are often discouraged when they go to harvest carrots from their garden. Unfortunately, instead of pulling up the straight, “grocery store style” cylinders they were expecting, they find themselves harvesting a tangled mess of disjointed, stunted roots. Carrots …

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When Is The Right Time To Start Vegetable Seeds Indoors?

It is the million dollar question every gardener wants to know as spring approaches : When is the best time to start my vegetable seeds indoors so they are ready for garden season? Picking the right time can certainly be a challenge. Especially when you consider the consequences of starting seeds indoors too early or …

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3 Great Cucumber Plants To Grow This Year – For Eating Or Pickling!

When it comes to selecting the best cucumber plants to grow this year, success really boils down to finding the right plants for your space and needs. Cucumbers are one of the tastiest crops a gardener can grow. And one of the more popular plants too. In fact, cucumbers rank second only behind the beloved …

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How To Prepare For Starting Seeds Indoors – Get Ready Now To Grow!

How and when you prepare for starting your vegetable and flower seeds indoors can make all the difference between great success, or frustrating disappointment. Contrary to popular belief, starting plants from seed isn’t complicated. Nor does it have to be expensive or time-consuming. But what it does take is a little planning to ensure you …

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5 Perfect Vegetable Plants To Grow In A Cold Frame In The Winter

Frigid winter weather is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep growing fresh vegetable plants in a cold frame! Cold frames are an incredible way to extend the growing season. With their enclosed walls and sloped, see-through cover, they allow the sun to warm the soil just enough to germinate and …

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Why Are My Tomato Plants Dying? Advice For Late Season Tomatoes

“Why are my tomato plants turning brown and dying off?” That question seems to be a popular one among gardeners now that late summer is here. For many, tomato plants that were once full of life suddenly begin to fade as August and September arrive. Is it the blight? Are they getting enough water? Do …

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When & How To Harvest Sunflower Seeds – And How To Roast Them Too!

There is nothing quite like harvesting your own homegrown sunflower seeds. Especially if you roast them to perfection for a delicious and nutritious snack! Sunflowers are growing in popularity with many home gardeners. Not only are they easy to plant and grow, they also add big interest to garden settings with their large, colorful seed …

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How To Replant Cucumber Seeds In The Summer For A Great Fall Crop

Summertime is the perfect time to replant cucumber seeds for a delicious fall crop of cucumbers! As summer heats up, the hot, humid temperatures take a toll on spring-planted cucumber plants. In addition, many plants begin to fail from mildew, blight, or the dreaded cucumber beetle. But not to worry, a summer planting of cucumber …

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