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Growing vegetables is a rewarding hobby. Nothing beats the delicious taste of a warm, freshly picked tomato or a homemade pepper hot sauce. Learn all about growing veggies at home and fall in love with gardening like we did!

There are many different fertilizer products on the market for home gardeners today. How do you know the right choice for your plants? In this article, I will break down the differences between synthetic and organic fertilizers so you can choose the best fertilizer for your needs. While there are significant differences between organic and …

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If you’re like me, you like to grow big, heirloom tomatoes. These flavorful, juicy varieties are gorgeous and rare, making them perfect to harvest from our backyard garden. When it comes time to harvest, I want to get the biggest tomatoes possible. Over the past 10+ years of gardening, we’ve learned some easy tricks to …

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Garlic is one of the kings of companion planting, working well as a neighbor to almost anything in the garden. The narrow profile also makes it an easy crop to sneak into small spaces. So, in this article, I’ll share 15 perfect garlic companion plants to grow. While it works well with almost everything, I’ll …

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Carrots are delicious vegetables that are easy to grow at home. Whether you’re growing in a small container garden or in a large in-ground bed, your carrots can benefit from other plants growing nearby. While carrots don’t need companion plants to grow well, they may benefit from the right neighbors. So, in this article, I’ll …

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Curling tomato leaves is a common problem that growers face in the garden. Its root cause can stem from a variety of sources, so this article will cover some of the most likely culprits behind tomato leaf curl. I want to start by saying it is rare to have a tomato without any curled leaves. …

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Plucking a huge, meaty carrot from the vegetable garden is oddly satisfying. However, it is equally disappointing to pick a tiny, underdeveloped carrot! So how can you know when to pick carrots? In this article, you’ll learn how to know your carrots are ready for harvest. Don’t make the mistake of picking your homegrown carrots prematurely! When To …

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Growing plants in containers is a great way to garden. Whether you live in a small apartment without a yard, or you just want to decorate a porch, patio, or front steps, potted plants are incredibly versatile. However, the main flaw for potted plants is that they dry out fast in hot weather. So, if …

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