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7 Vegetables That Grow in Shade
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7 Vegetables That Grow in Shade

Not every gardener is blessed with full sun, making vegetable gardening challenging. But, by choosing shade tolerant vegetables, it’s possible to harvest plenty of fresh, homegrown produce. Different levels of shade Before you begin experimenting with vegetables that grow in the shade, it’s important to understand there are different levels of shade, and each level…

How to Harvest Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables During Storm Season
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How to Harvest Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables During Storm Season

April showers bring May flowers, but that’s not always the case. Often times May and June bring severe weather and storms that can damage all your hard work. If your blooms are already full and bright, you can harvest them to enjoy indoors and save them from the harsh springtime weather. Start by cutting those…

All Together Now!  Easy, Peasy Community Gardening
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All Together Now! Easy, Peasy Community Gardening

Intrigued by community gardens, but worried about getting in over your head? It can certainly seem daunting and ambitious, but thinking of it as “gardening in community” and taking it just one step at a time may make it easier to get started. Consider these three easy steps to jump start your spring planting: Step…

All About That Base
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All About That Base

Or rather, your soil. Whether you’re amending an in-ground area or improving a growing medium for your containers and raised beds, there is no substitute for good soil. And not just good soil, the best soil. Working on your soil may be a little less thrilling than aisles of fresh green plants and racks of…

Grow Great Tomatoes with These Six Tips
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Grow Great Tomatoes with These Six Tips

Homegrown tomatoes are a little slice of heaven. Their flavor and texture far surpass store-bought tomatoes, and with a seemingly endless variety of colors, shapes, and sizes available, vine-ripened tomatoes are the jewel of summer garden. Gardeners are constantly striving to increase the health and productivity of their tomato plants, collecting tomato growing tips on…

A National Expert Weighs In  On Smart Pots
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A National Expert Weighs In On Smart Pots

A Show-Stopping Discovery C.L. Fornari is a nationally renowned speaker, author, radio personality and television host. Known as “The Garden Lady,” she regularly appears at horticultural shows and clubs throughout the United States and Canada. For decades, C.L. grew numerous varieties of plants and vegetables in the ground and in plastic containers. Then in 2007…