20 Plants You Should Grow Side-By-Side

A good neighbor can make all the difference in the garden. Ask any experienced gardener and they will tell you; Certain plants like each other, and others, well, don’t. You’ll just have to try it to believe it! Here, we focus on 20 plants that make great partners in the …

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10 Tips To Straw Bale Gardening

Poor soil? No soil? Or do you have a hard time bend downing/over to garden? If any of these sound familiar then straw bale gardening is a fantastic gardening alternative! Straw bale gardening uses decomposing straw bales instead of soil to grow vegetables. It’s similar in concept to raised bed …

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10 Ways to Keep Your Garden Healthy

One of the most mystifying things that can happen in your garden is when a plant gets a disease. How did it happen? Will it spread? Will all my plants die? How can I get rid of it? The most important thing to understand about disease prevention is something called …

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Building a Simple Cold Frame

Extend your gardening season with this easy-to-build miniature greenhouse. A cold frame is a bottomless box with a skyward-facing window. Like a miniature greenhouse, a cold frame lengthens the gardening season by protecting plants and seeds from the moderately cold temperatures and drying winds of late fall and early spring. …

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How to Identify Plant Problems

Even the most diligent gardeners will have problems with their plants from time to time. Insects attack plants above and below the ground, leaves go yellow, roots shrivel, fruit is stunted (or doesn’t appear at all), and flowers drop before they have even opened. Sound familiar? The first secret is …

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