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Why We Think About Broccoli Completely Different Than We Used To

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Broccoli is one of our favorite plants to grow in the spring and fall. Not only are the heads delicious, but the leaves add a wonderful dimension to stir fries and provide a lot of valuable nutrients. We like to plant broccoli densely directly by seed in the spring and fall then we thin them down as they grow until only the largest is left. We love to use the thinned down plants in stir-fries! […]

Why We Love Blackberries

Why We Love Growing Blackberries & How We Trellis Them Super Cheap! $$$

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Blackberry bushes are fairly easy to grow and are well worth the reward! Some blackberry bushes grow very tall and will require a trellis to help support the height. Blackberry bushes will continue to give fruit year after year, however it usually takes 2 years for the plant to first produce berries. You can cut any canes that produce fruit at the base after the season is over since they won’t produce again.   Blackberries […]

Tarragon blog post

How to Grow Tarragon!

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French tarragon is a plant that cannot be grown from seeds, but only transplants or cuttings. Mexican tarragon (a great substitute!) can be grown from seed or be transplanted. This unique herb adds a wonderful taste to your dishes! This is a great plant to use as a companion to other plants as well since it helps to repel many insects.   How to Grow: Tarragon is planted after danger of frost in the spring. […]

Summer Savory blog post

How to Grow Summer Savory!

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Summer savory is a tasty herb that is a great addition to the garden and works great as a companion plant for your vegetables!   How to Grow: Summer savory can be planted indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost and planted outdoors after your last spring frost. It can also be planted in the fall 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE […]

Q&A_ Tomato & Pepper plants

Q&A: What To Do With Pepper and Tomato Plants Over Cool Seasons?

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Q: What do you do with pepper and tomato plants over the cool seasons? Do they survive the winter outside or do they come back in the spring? A: Pepper and Tomato plants will start to die off as soon as temps start to get into the 30’s-40’sF. If you live in an area that stays above those temps they can stay alive, but in most places they will die off over winter. You could […]

Mint blog post

How to Grow Your Own Mint Plants!

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Mint is not only easy to care for, but it grows and spreads by itself, coming back year after year. For this reason, it is best to keep mints in their own containers so they do not take over other plants in the garden. Mint has a plethora of flavors, and each of those flavors has its own plethora of uses. Popular varieties of mint include spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint.   How to Grow: […]

Marjoram blog post

How to Grow Marjoram!

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Marjoram is a beautiful evergreen plant that is a great addition to your garden. It helps to attract bees, butterflies, and birds.   How to Grow: Plant marjoram after your last spring frost or 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. Marjoram seeds will be planted 1/4 inch deep, 4 per square foot, in the full sun. Take […]

Catnip blog post

How to Grow Catnip!

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These cat-attracting plants are not only fun for your cats, but also can have many benefits. They can be used to make herbal tea or to simply flower in your garden to attract bees. Catnip is also a great plant to have around to use as companion plants to help deter bugs away from your vegetables.   How to Grow: Catnip can be planted indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost and transplanted outdoors […]

Asparagus blog post

How to Grow Asparagus!

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Asparagus plants are quite the investment of time taking up to 3 years for a harvest. If you are planning on growing asparagus, make sure to plan ahead and set aside a section of your garden just for this.   How to Grow: Asparagus can be started indoors 10-12 weeks before your last spring frost and transplanted outdoors 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our […]

Apples blog post

How to Grow Your Own Apples!

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Apple trees can be grown in even the smallest of backyards by keeping pruned down. Growing your own apples can be such a tasty reward and you will not regret it! There are many varieties of apples and they have different temperaments for your climate. The best zones to grow apple trees in are USDA Zones 4-8.   How to Grow: Apple trees are best planted after your last spring frost or 8 weeks before […]