• How to Start an Herb Garden

    Culinary herbs

    Herbs are both beautiful and useful. They require a small amount of effort for a great reward. An herb garden is easy to start; you can grow herbs in their own stand-alone bed, include them in existing flower and vegetable beds or grow them in decorative pots. Herbs are highly adaptable they will grow in […] More

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  • April Kitchen Garden Almanac

    Mustard greens in spring garden

    April is a month of quick transition in the kitchen garden. Frost and cold will persist in northern gardens. Spring will arrive in most southern and coastal gardens. When the crocus and narcissus bloom, the soil is growing warm enough to begin working in the kitchen garden. A sure sign that winter in your area […] More

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  • Cauliflower Seed Starting Tips

    Cauliflower seedlings

    Cauliflower is a cool-season crop. Cauliflower thrives in temperatures between 57°F and 68°F (14°C-20°C). Set cauliflower seedlings in the garden about two or three weeks before the average last frost date, not earlier. Sow cauliflower seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before setting seedlings in the garden. Cauliflower grows best at 57° to 68°F (14°-20°C). […] More

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  • Broccoli Seed Starting Tips

    Seedling Broccoli

    Broccoli is a cool-season annual commonly treated as a two-season crop with spring and late summer planting. Broccoli seedlings are usually transplanted into the garden after being started indoors. Seeds are sown indoors or in a cold frame 5 to 6 weeks before they are set in the garden. In spring, give broccoli an early […] More

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  • April Vegetable Garden Zone-by-Zone

    Vegetable garden in spring

    April is a time of transition in the vegetable garden. Weather extremes from snow flurries to hot weather can occur in the Northern Hemisphere. In cold-winter regions, spring weather may be weeks away. In warm-winter regions, the last frost may already have passed. April is named for Aprilis, the Latin word meaning to open. This […] More

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  • April Seed Starting Veggies Zone-by-Zone

    Starting seeds indoors

    Here are seed starting tips–both indoors and outdoors–and the schedule for April zone-by-zone. If you are unfamiliar with the USDA zone where you live, look at the minimum annual temperature guideline following each zone. Soil and Seed Starting Mix Getting seed started indoors is essentially the same as sowing seed outdoors directly in the garden. […] More

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  • Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers


      You can grow a miniature vegetable garden. Growing vegetables in containers is an easy and pleasurable way to garden if you live in an apartment, townhouse, or condominium. A sunny balcony, patio, courtyard, porch, doorway, or windowsill is all you need to get your small garden growing. Most vegetables and herbs will succeed in […] More

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  • 40 Chili Peppers to Grow in the Home Garden

    Scotch bonnet chili pepper

    There are more than 200 varieties of chilies or hot peppers. Sometimes the names of chilies can get a bit confusing because often the same pepper will be known by two or even three different names. Here’s a quick users guide to about four dozen very popular chilies and how you can use them in […] More

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  • Vegetable Garden Tips for March

    Spinach in the garden

    Welcome to March in the vegetable garden! March brings the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Spring in the Northern Hemisphere arrives on March 19 this year. “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter […] More

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  • March Vegetable Garden Zone-by-Zone

    Spring onion seedlings1

    March is a month of great transition in the vegetable garden. Spring in the northern hemisphere will arrive on March 20. In the warmest regions–United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Hardiness Zones 9 through 11–warming temperatures have arrived. Planting can go forward this month. In USDA Zones 7 and 8, preparation for spring planting […] More

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  • Best Herbs for Container Growing

    Herb container garden

    Many useful culinary herbs grow well in containers. Basil, chives, cilantro, dill, common and Florence fennel, garlic, lemon balm, mint, oregano and marjoram, parsley, rosemary, sage, French tarragon, and thyme are excellent choices for container growing. Grow these culinary herbs in pots near the kitchen door or on a windowsill so they are readily at […] More

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  • Vegetable Garden Grower’s Masterclass


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    Grow Your Best Vegetable Garden Ever, Learn to Use the N-E-W Gardening Method–Narrow Beds, Equidistant Planting, Wide Rows Practical Advice for Beginners and Seasoned Experts, Learn How to Grow an Orangic, Healthy, Bountiful Kitchen Vegetable Garden More

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