Posts tagged with «vegetable garden»

How to Attract Bees: An Easy Guide to a Bountiful Garden

Bees play a crucial role in maintaining a strong and prosperous garden. Learn how to attract bees to your garden with these helpful tips. Bees are the Earth’s greatest pollinators, and they can improve the health of your garden in several ways. It’s important to understand the difference between native bees and honey bees. Native bees pollinate numerous crops more effectively and thoroughly than honey bees, but they do not produce honey. However, honey bees are […]

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Boost your Garden Space with these 7 Vegetables that Grow in the Shade

The same trees that bring beauty and shade to your property can also make sections of your garden unsuitable for planting most vegetables. Crops like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants need to soak up the sun all day, and will only thrive in spots that get full sun. But that doesn’t mean that your garden’s shady spots need to lie fallow! Maximize your space with these 7 shade vegetables, and enjoy a bumper crop this year. […]

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Spring Ahead with these 5 April Home and Garden Boosters!

It finally feels like spring, and your retriever is begging you to toss the Frisbee around the backyard. While you’re out there, there are lots of things you can do to get your home and garden ship-shape, so you’ll be ready to kick back and enjoy some cookouts this summer. Here are 5 April tips to help you look forward to fresh veggies and beautiful blooms this summer, instead of fallen rain gutters and weeds! […]

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See Our Top Tips to Liven up your Soil and Grow your Best Veggies Yet!

So you’ve picked out the perfect heirloom tomatoes to plant this year, and can’t wait for those mouth-watering summertime BLTs. But if your garden soil is in bad shape, your vegetable garden could be doomed before you even pick up the spade. Don’t let that happen to your precious Lemon Boys!™ These essential tips will get your veggie garden started off right, so you can have the delicious harvest you’re dreaming of. Test your Soil […]

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5 Key Steps to Get your Garden Ready for Winter’s Chill

Winter will be here before you know it, and the cold weather can sink into your garden’s “bones” just as much as it sinks into yours. If your garden isn’t ready for winter’s chill, you will see the consequences next spring in the form of unhealthy plants with puny blooms or no blooms at all, or even plants that don’t make it through the cold weather. Take these 5 key steps to prepare your garden […]

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Learn Your Hardiness Zone and Take the Doubt out of Spring Planting!

Whether you’re planting trees, shrubs, vegetables or perennials, climate is key when you’re choosing what to plant. Everyone knows that you can’t grow an orange tree in Minnesota or a field of wheat in South Florida, but there’s a pretty big gray area for most plants. Pick the wrong plant for your climate, and you’ll wind up wasting time, money and effort. And now that you can order so many seeds and plants online, knowing […]

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Discover How to Grow Onions and Savor Fresh Sweet Onions this Year!

There’s nothing like the sweet, savory flavor of fresh sweet onions in your salad, on your favorite sandwich, or fried up in golden-brown onion rings. But, like tomatoes, the onions you buy at the grocery store were selected for their long storage lives and tolerance for shipping, not for their flavor. Consequently, supermarket onions tend to be hot and spicy instead of sweet and subtle. While hot is good in some recipes, if you want […]

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Be Prepared! Your Essential Fall Home and Garden Checklist

Fall is here, and we’re all enjoying football season and gearing up for Halloween celebrations. But as you wash your favorite fall jackets and adjust to the changing weather, your home and garden are also experiencing the change of season. Without the proper care, you could wind up with mildewy mounds of leaves this fall, a cold house or a leaky roof this winter, or bare patches in your lawn next spring. Use the 7 […]

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3 Delicious New Additions to Beef up Your Vegetable Garden This Year

Planting a vegetable garden is an excellent way to save money on your grocery bill and enjoy fresh, pesticide-free produce. Best of all, research shows that kids who help with vegetable gardening eat more vegetables, which can put them on the road to developing a lifetime of healthy eating habits. While delicious, versatile tomatoes are American gardeners’ number-one veggie choice, there’s no reason to limit yourself to just tomatoes. Why not spice things up a […]

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Growing from Seed for a Fabulous Vegetable Garden

Millions of Americans grow vegetables in home gardens to save money, eat healthy and enjoy the pride that comes from growing a successful garden. You can buy vegetable plants at your local gardening store to start your garden, but growing your garden from seeds is a much less expensive way to grow loads of tasty vegetables. Case in point: you can buy enough seeds to grow 20 heirloom tomato plants for less than half the average […]

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