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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Microgreens

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    Microgreens are leafy vegetables that are harvested very young—after the cotyledon or seed leaves have developed with one set of small true leaves. Leafy vegetables grown as microgreens include arugula, beets, cabbage, chard, cress, kale, mustard, and radish. Microgreens are grown for the flavor, texture, and nutrition they can add to salads, soups, sandwiches, and […] More

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    Gardening in Containers

    Container gardening makes gardening portable. A container garden can be anywhere there is a bit of sunlight—on the front step of a cottage or on the balcony of a high rise. Any plant can be grown in a container, and nearly any combination of plants can be grown in containers. No matter what your budget, […] More

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    Container Garden Care

    Plants in containers need the same attention and care you give plants in the garden. Container garden plants need regular watering and feeding, perhaps a bit more than garden plants since the room they have for root growth is limited. Here are container garden care basics: Watering container plantings Fertilizing plants in containers Combatting pests […] More

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    Choosing Plants for Containers

    Almost any plant can grow in a container, but some plants grow better than others. Annual flowers are a good choice for container growing. They bloom quickly and for months at a time. Annuals are smaller than most perennials and shrubs; they require smaller containers that are easily moved from place to place for the […] More

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    Planting a Container

    Planting a container is easy if you follow a few simple tips. Once you’ve planted a few containers, the process will become second nature. Here are tips to get you started. How to plant a container step-by-step Double potting Potting mixes Commercial potting mixes Commercial potting mixes usually have no compost or soil in them; […] More

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    Windowsill Gardening

    Peppers growing on a windowsill

    Small vegetables–many leaf crops and even compact and miniature varieties of fruiting crops such as tomatoes and peppers–can be grown indoors on a sunny, bright windowsill year-round. Vegetable gardening indoors has most of the same requirements as an outdoor garden: bright light, water, nutrients, and protection from pests and diseases. Since space is likely to […] More