Fig blog post

Figs: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

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These easy to grow trees are a great addition to your warmer climate garden (typically zones 8+, but some varieties can survive zones 6+). If you live in a cooler climate, fig trees also maintain well in containers for an indoor/outdoor tree! This blog post talks about how you can grow your own figs with our free From Seed to Spoon Mobile App.

Leaffooted bug blog post

Insect Pest Control: How to Manage the Leaf-Footed Bug in Your Garden

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Leaf-footed bugs are approximately 1 inch long, some with a white zigzag pattern on their wings. They have long legs similar to a cricket with an oval shaped body. They are recognizable by their hind legs which look leaf-like. They have piercing mouthparts which probe into plants to suck their juices. This can cause discoloration and damage to the plants.

TomatoesVining blog post

Tomatoes (Indeterminate/Vining): How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

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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!

TomatoesBush blog post

Tomatoes (Determinate/Bush): How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

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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!

Plum blog post

Plums: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

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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. This blog post talks about how you can grow your own plums with our free From Seed to Spoon mobile app!