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What To Do With Tomato Plants When They Die – How To Clear Your Garden

Believe it or not, what you do with your tomato plants this fall when they die off can play a big role in the success or failure of next year’s crop. As the end of the garden season approaches, many gardeners begin to clear their garden of spent plants. For those that have a compost …

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How To Plant Hardneck Garlic This Fall – The 5 Simple Secrets To Success!

When it comes to growing hardneck garlic, fall is the time for planting. And armed with a few key planting and growing tips, you can reap the rewards of an incredible harvest of garlic bulbs next summer to enjoy the whole year around! There are two main types of garlic, softneck and hardneck. Both are …

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How To Best Harvest Your Vegetable Garden – 3 Little Secrets To Success!

Did you know that when and how you harvest the vegetables in your garden can make a big difference in both the quality and quantity of your crops? For many gardeners, the biggest concern is knowing when to pick crops at just the right time. Pick too early, and the produce won’t have time to …

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How To Care For Asparagus Plants In The Summer & Fall

Did you know that how you care for your asparagus plants in the summer can have a big impact on their health? And even more – on the size and quality of next year’s spears? So much is made about growing asparagus that sometime caring for plants after the harvest is overlooked. In fact, in …

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When, Why & How To Prune Tomato Plants & Suckers – Tomato Care 101!

When and how you prune your tomato plants can make a huge difference in your plant’s health, vitality, and overall production. Pruning tomato plants and pinching off sucker stems are two of the best ways to help plants grow better. And the earlier you get started in the process, the better! Left to grow as …

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The Secret To Growing Eggplant – How To Plant, Grow & Harvest Eggplant

When it comes to growing eggplant, there are a few tried and true secrets that can make all the difference between a bountiful harvest, or having plants that struggle to survive and produce. Eggplant is quite the super fruit in terms of nutritional value (yes, it is technically a fruit and not a vegetable). Not …

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How To Fertilize Cucumber Plants For Your Best Harvest Ever!

When it comes to growing healthy, long-living and productive cucumber plants, how and when you fertilize really does make all the difference! Cucumbers are one of the most popular of all vegetable plants to grow at home. Perhaps it ‘s because you can grow them almost anywhere – whether it be in a traditional garden …

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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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