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GARDENING BASICS

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The Best Flowers and Vegetables to Plant This February

It may be hard to believe, but it’s time to start planning this year’s garden! Don’t let February’s gray skies, frigid temperatures, and snow-capped gardens fool you. Spring is just around the corner… So, now’s the time to decide what you want to grow this year. Once you have your…
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lettuce grown with square foot spacing

The Best Way To Save Time In Your Vegetable Garden

If you’re new to vegetable gardening, have a limited amount of space, or are tired of sweating in the hot summer sun as you swat mosquitos and pull weeds, square foot gardening is for you. Square foot gardening is a high-yield intensive gardening method that helps you get a lot…
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house that's had fall clean up done

Fall Clean-Up: Get It Done Faster and Easier This Year

I remember how excited I was, as a kid, to see all those autumn leaves floating down and creating a beautiful, colorful blanket on the ground. My mom would rake them up into huge piles on our lawn. I couldn’t wait to bundle up, run outside, and dive right into…
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a woman planting flowers in her garden in march

What to Plant in March

The garden in March is defined by transitions. It’s the month when winter yields to spring. We finally get to harvest the first green salad leaves, pull the first weeds, and we keep our fingers crossed for a quick end to mud season so we can actually get some gardening…
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leggy seedlings growing in a pot

How to Prevent and Fix Leggy Seedlings For Good

A couple of weeks after starting your seeds indoors, your shoulders sag as you look at your seedlings. They don’t look right. They’re thin, pale, wispy things – all skinny stems, and hardly any leaves. It feels like a seed-starting disaster! And you wonder, “can I salvage these seedlings?” The…
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What You Need to Know About Your Microclimate

As a beginning gardener, one of my biggest frustrations was getting things to grow in parts of my yard that were too dry, shady, hot, or windy. Sun, shade, heat, wind, slope, precipitation, and soil type all work together to create microclimates in your yard. Do you struggle to understand…
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