Planting Garden Vegetables in Rows and Staggered Rows

There are two normal schools of thought for planting a garden planting in traditional rows and planting in “staggered” rows. A third option, often called plant-dictated or random placement, is becoming more popular. Here are the pros and cons of each approach and advice on which method is best for …

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Creating a Raised Garden

Raised bed gardens are becoming more and more popular as a way to grow flowers and vegetables. There are many reasons for this, but as their popularity grows, so do the questions surrounding how a gardener can begin utilizing them in their yard. BENEFITS OF RAISED GARDENING There are many …

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Potato Bugs: How to Prevent and Control

Colorado potato bugs, also know as Colorado potato beetles, were first observed feeding on potatoes in Colorado in 1859, and quickly spread across the U.S. They are now found in every state and are a major pest for both home gardeners and commercial agriculture. Most pesticides available to the home …

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How To Weed Your Garden

Weeding your garden is one of the most unpleasant gardening tasks that you may face. Because it is unpleasant, many gardeners put it off until the weeds are out of control which will just make the job more labor intensive. Weeds are unwanted in the garden because they rob your …

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15 Tips for Designing a Garden

I’ve always thought that the best gardens are those that make people happy and comfortable. Sure, great gardens look good, but they have to feel good, too. The gardens I admire most are relaxing, easy to move through, and not too hard to maintain. Paths and structures must be simple …

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