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5 Simple Tips For Growing Your First Vegetable Garden!

Looking to grow your first vegetable garden this year? Whether you are brand new to vegetable gardening or a seasoned veteran, there are a few tried and true tips that go a long way in keeping gardening both fun and productive. Contrary to popular belief, growing a productive vegetable garden doesn’t mean having to buy …

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Succession Planting – How To Get More From Your Garden!

If you want to keep fresh vegetables on your table all summer long, then succession planting is the answer! Succession planting is the practice of spreading out crop plantings to ensure a longer harvesting season of fresh vegetables. Succession Planting Crops – The Basics Unfortunately, crops that are planted at the same time tend to …

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How To Grow Rhubarb – The Perennial Vegetable With Unique Flavor

If you are looking for a great perennial vegetable to add unique flavor to your garden, then you need to grow rhubarb! Rhubarb is a wonderful perennial vegetable crop that will provide a tasty crop year after year. It is simply delicious in pies, jams, jellies and more. Rhubarb is one of the first vegetables …

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Homemade Pickles! Sharing Granny’s Famous Southern Icebox Pickles

When we saw Kelli’s story below about her granny’s icebox pickles, it brought a big smile to our faces. So many of the gardens and garden stories shared by our readers revolve around canning and preserving from the garden. And they almost always include traditions and recipes passed down from parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. …

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How To Plant and Grow Watermelons! Tips From A Seasoned Melon Grower

Nothing quite says summertime like biting into a crisp, ripe slice of watermelon! The juicy, refreshing fruit is an absolute favorite at picnics, barbecues and family cookouts everywhere. But for one reason or another, many home gardeners shy away from trying to grow watermelons. And it really is a shame. As our guest gardener Randy Desoto …

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Sandy’s Garden – A Backyard Garden Filled With Love and Joy

Sandy Hart’s backyard garden proves you don’t need acres of land to experience the simple love and joy of gardening. Nestled beautifully in her Newark, Ohio backyard, Sandy’s enclosed garden produces enough vegetables and herbs to supply salsa, pickles, relish, pesto, and all kinds of dried herbs to her family and friends. Adding to the charm – …

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A Garden To Feed A Family – The Feick Garden

This week’s Featured Garden comes to us from the Chris Feick family located in St. Mary’s, West Virginia. When Chris submitted his garden to be featured, we fell in love with the story and the garden immediately! I think Chris and his family represent what so many across the world want to do – grow …

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