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Cucumber are an easy-to-grow, vining plant that are a must-have for many home gardeners. WebMD tells us that cucumbers are chock full of water, low in calories and can provide several necessary vitamins. With that in mind, it’s only natural to want the biggest, best harvest possible from your cucumber plants. In this article, you’ll learn more about how cucumber type and variety affect how many cukes you’ll pick. #cucumbers #vegetables
Complete guide to winter sowing. How to start a garden in winter in milk jugs. Time line for when to start winter sowing in zone 3, zone 4, zone 5, zone 6 and zone 7. What to do with winter sown plants in the spring. Milk jug gardening. The best containers for winter sowing. Includes a printable guide and tracking sheets. Gingham Gardens
Here are the benefits of composting in your garden and why you should use this valuable soil amendment. If you don't compost already you need to add composting to your gardening to-do list. There are so many important benefits to your soil from composting and using organic matter. There are also different ways to Compost. Learn why compost gardening is so valuable and learn the best ways how to incorporate composting at your home here plus gardening tips and more.
Learn when you need to cut back Hostas. Here are 3 options for healthier, more attractive plants. Hostas are popular perennials for shade gardens but they can start to look sad without the proper care and maintenance. This foliage is considered low maintenance but they do require some light pruning. Learn more here!
Frost cloth is a great outdoor garden cover. It can be used to protect vegetables from frost, prevent cold damage, and keep pests away. These lightweight fabrics can be laid directly on top of crops or floated above on wire or PVC hoops. A frost cloth low tunnel is quick and easy to build and gives tender seedlings a strong start in spring or extends the harvest in autumn. Check out this article to get garden tips on how to use frost cloth in a vegetable garden.
Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow in a home garden, which means great for beginner gardeners! To encourage the biggest bulbs, it’s important to pay attention to garlic spacing. If cloves are planted too close together the bulbs won’t size up. Too far apart and you’re not maximizing your garden space. In this article you'll get gardening tips for the best spacing for different varieties in an in-ground garden, raised bed, or container.
Lemongrass is a great double-duty plant because of its ornamental grass qualities—and it’s edible. You can dry lemongrass for herbal tea, and come fall, Try tossing it into hearty curries. Lemongrass is not a particularly expensive herb to purchase, but there is something very satisfying about growing your own. And harvesting is super-easy! Keep reading to get garden tips on how to harvest this amazing plant!
At the heart of regenerative gardening is the soil. There is a whole web of activity happening below the surface. Roots and soil microbes form a complex network through which plants can access nutrients and water. Consequently, regenerative gardening requires a no-dig approach. If you'd like to start integrating regenerative gardening into your outdoor garden areas keep reading to get more info on what to do!
Interested in learning how to set up a raised bed garden but not sure you have the time, space, budget, or know-how? We can help! In our hour-long online course, Raised Bed Basics, author and expert grower Tara Nolan teaches you how, where, when, and why you should be growing in raised garden beds. Whether you're a DIYer or you prefer to purchase a pre-fab raised bed growing kit, Tara teaches you everything you need to know for success. Learn more about the course today!
Hydrangea macrophylla are old-fashioned hydrangeas that bear gorgeous balls of pink or blue flowers. They’re notorious for their unreliably in the northern U.S. Some years they bloom beautifully, while other years there’s not a single bud in sight. If you’re a USDA zone 5 or 6 gardener who has faced this experience yourself, check out this article for a few gardening tips you can use right now to get better blooms from your hydrangea.
Needing some simple steps you can take to get a head start on the harvest season? It starts with variety selection, followed by proper planting and care. Preventing pests and diseases also goes a long way to speeding up the harvest. It also helps to harvest fruits that are not fully ripe and allowing them to finish coloring up indoors. Read on if you want more gardening tips on how to make tomato plants grow faster.
Potatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow, great for beginner gardeners! They produce heavy yields when planted in outdoor garden beds or containers. Plus, there’s so many awesome potato varieties to grow – from fingerlings to russets – in a rainbow of colors. But as the crop is produced below ground, it’s hard to tell when the tubers are ready to dig. So, how DO you know when to harvest potatoes? Check out our article to get all the gardening tips on when to harvest!
Loofah sponges are great in the shower and handy for doing dishes in the kitchen, but did you know you can grow them in your outdoor garden?? Growing loofah gourds isn’t difficult but they do need a long growing season. If you want to great gardening tips on how to grow this edible and useful gourd check out our article now!
One thing many beginner gardeners don't realize is that there is a difference between hay and straw. In this article, you'll get some great information on some of the benefits of using straw in your outdoor garden, and why you may want to avoid using hay bales.
Zucchini is one of the most popular vegetables grown in home gardens because it’s easy, productive, and delicious. There are many types and varieties to try with a wide range of fruit colors and shapes; from cylindrical to scallop to crookneck to round. They offer differences in flavor and texture. Check out the article to get great gardening tips on planting and growing round zucchini.
Growing some tomatoes and wondering if you should remove tomato plant suckers? The truth is there's not an easy answer. It relies on a few factors like the type of tomato plants you’re growing and how you’re supporting them. Read on to learn whether or not you should pinch out tomato suckers in your vegetable garden.
Tomatoes are are popular to grow in the garden because of their high productively and rich flavors, and learning to grow them well includes knowing how to prune them. Fear of tomato pruning mistakes holds many gardeners back from trimming their plants. But this is a job worth learning and doing well because properly pruned tomato plants are healthier, bothered by fewer fungal diseases, and more productive. Keep reading to get our gardening tips on tomato pruning mistakes to avoid.
The weeping blue atlas cedar may look like a tree that’s a challenge to grow, but that isn’t actually the case. If you think this stunning cedar is a perfect specimen for adding a dramatic focal point to your garden you are right! Continue reading to learn all about this beauty including when to plant, where to plant, caring, training and pruning it as well.
Forsythia bushes are fast growing and reach about 10 feet tall and equally wide if you don’t keep them trimmed. You can see you’ll want to prune your forsythia to maintain a manageable size. But wondering how to do it? Check out this article that will explain more about forsythia, the best time of year for pruning forsythia branches, and why timing is so important for your garden.
Landscape borders are a great way to outline one or more areas of your outdoor garden. No matter what your garden’s style is, they may be used to visually tie in different areas of a space, separate grass from garden, or work with paths to move people around the garden. You can use a number of different materials to create a garden border, and arrange them in a multitude of ways. Keep reading to get great tips on how to add borders to any of your gardens.
Here's a tip for beginner gardeners: every winter make a plan for which veggies, flowers, and herbs you're going to start from seed throughout the growing season. Keep a little list of seeds for succession planting in the summer after certain crops, like garlic and peas. Not sure where to start with that? Check out this article to get gardening tips on direct seeding, as well as which crops benefit from being started outside.
Slugs are one of the most common garden pests, though they aren’t insects. Facing a slug infestation is serious business, filled with slime trails, damaged leaves, and missing seedlings. Effective organic slug control is both manageable and affordable, when you’re armed with the following gardening tips and information.
Rhubarb is a vegetable that produces one of the first harvests of the growing season. It's a perennial that is usually used to make pies, jams, and desserts, often in combination with strawberries and lots of sugar! But, harvesting them at the wrong time or in the wrong way can impact future plant growth. Keep reading to get gardening tips on when to harvest rhubarb for the best flavor and yields!