TomatoesVining blog post

How to Grow Vining Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are fun to grow and even more fun to eat! The wide usage of tomatoes makes this one of our favorite things to grow in the garden. Vining tomatoes (or indeterminate tomatoes) grow indefinitely until it freezes. Because of this, they require trellising on a tall support structure. Beware of the tomato hornworm, though. He is a fiesty fellow that can take out an entire tomato plant in a day!

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How to Grow Bush Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are fun to grow and even more fun to eat! The wide usage of tomatoes makes this one of our favorite things to grow in the garden. Bush tomatoes (or determinate tomatoes) only grow to 3 or 4 feet tall, but they bush out and require caging. Beware of the tomato hornworm, though. He is a feisty fellow that can take out an entire tomato plant in a day!

Basil blog post

Grow Your Own Basil!

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Basil is one of our favorite herbs to cook with in the kitchen. It flourishes in warm weather and is one of the best things to plant alongside your tomatoes. Many people mix various types of basil in their gardens. It is also great for container gardening. Some of our favorite varieties are sweet, thai, lemon, cinnamon, and lettuce leaf. How to Grow: You can plant basil indoors 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost […]

Chamomile blog post

How to Grow Chamomile

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Chamomile is not only a beautiful addition to your garden with its ‘daisy-like’ white and yellow flowers, but is great for its usefulness as a companion plant. Chamomile helps to repel pests from neighboring plants because of its strong smell. How to Grow: Chamomile can be planted by seed indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost and transplanted outdoors after your last spring frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our […]

Stevia blog post

Grow Your Own Stevia Plant!

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This plant is a fascinating addition to a garden because of its incredible sweetness. Our kids are always amazed by the taste of it and want to eat this sweet plant! How to Grow: Plant stevia indoors 8-10 weeks before your last spring frost and transplant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. You can plant stevia in the fall as well 16 weeks before your first fall frost. Stevia can be grown from […]

Sage blog post

How to Grow Sage!

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Sage is unique because of its history as a medicinal herb. It has been used as an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic in the past. In addition to these health benefits, it will add a bounty of flavor to your dishes and lots of style to your garden. How to Grow: You can start sage indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost or plant outdoors 1-2 weeks before your last spring frost. Sage can also […]

Plum blog post

Grow Your Own Plums!

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Although you will need to wait a few years until it gives you fruit, the plum tree is well worth the wait. The taste of a fresh plum off the tree is no comparison to others! There are many varieties of plums and they have different temperaments for your climate. The best zones to grow plum trees in are USDA Zones 3-8. How to Grow: It is best to plant fruit trees after your last […]

Pear blog post

Grow Your Own Pears!

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Pears are incredible both by themselves and also in our favorite juices! Our kids will just eat an entire pear like an apple! There are many varieties of pears and they have different temperaments for your climate. How to Grow: It is best to plant fruit trees after your last spring frost. You can also plant 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, […]

Peaches blog post

Grow Your Own Peaches!

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Peaches taste incredible, especially when you grow them yourself! There are many varieties of peaches and they have different temperaments for your climate. The best zones to grow peach trees in are USDA Zones 5-8. How to Grow: It is best to plant fruit trees after your last spring frost. You can also plant 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and […]