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Broccoli plants are part of the cabbage family of plants (Brassicaceae). It is closely related to cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and collards. Most of these plants have a similar life cycle. If you’re growing your own broccoli at home, it can be very helpful to know what to expect in the garden. So, in this article, …

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When it comes to designing our flower and vegetable gardens, we often choose plants with aesthetically pleasing colors and qualities. Perhaps we love the scent of lavender while also appreciating the beauty of purple coneflowers dancing around our landscape. The pollinators, however, see the world very differently. When it comes to the birds and the …

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Curing garlic is an important step for storing garlic for the long-term. Curing is essentially the process of dehydrating the garlic bulb wrappers in preparation for storage. Curing allows time for moisture to evaporate out of the garlic bulbs. Excess moisture in your garlic can lead to mold and disease destroying your bulbs while they …

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Garlic truly is one of the easiest plants to grow in the garden. With fertile, well-drained soil, and proper timing, you can grow a bounty of garlic, right at home. I have found that garlic grows particularly well in raised beds. So, in this article, you’ll learn how to grow garlic in raised beds from …

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Garlic is so easy to grow that we make sure to include it in our veggie garden every season. However, knowing when to harvest garlic takes a bit of knowledge and experience. In this article, I’ll share 3 tips to know when to harvest garlic. If you follow our tried-and-true method, you’ll get the biggest, …

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If you want to get the most out of your gardening season, you should plan on planting for a fall harvest. There are many cool weather crops that can be sown from seed in summer for a bountiful autumn crop. In fact, some crops actually perform best in the fall climate. There is a lower …

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If you can’t grow your tomatoes in raised beds or in the ground, container gardening is a great option. It allows you to grow in smaller spaces and easily move your plants from one place to another. ​But, you have an important choice to make when growing tomatoes in pots: which soil is best? In …

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I think I speak for all gardeners when I say there are too many different fertilizers to choose from! Growth fertilizer, bloom fertilizer, blueberry fertilizer, rose fertilizer, tomato fertilizer – the list goes on and on. What if you want to keep it simple and just use one type of fertilizer for all of your plants? For …

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If you are planning to grow your own carrots, you may wonder what to expect along the way. So, in this article, I’ll show you the 5 carrot plant growth stages. Carrots are fairly easy to grow, with germination being the most challenging part of the process. Once they sprout, they are easy to maintain …

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