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 peaches 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 […]

Soldier Bug blog post

Soldier Bugs to the Rescue!

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Soldier bugs as their name implies are great soldiers in your garden that work to destroy your bad bugs eating your plants! prey on grubs, caterpillars, and other soft-bodied insects such as corn borers, corn earworm, cabbage looper, cabbage worm, and flea beetles. How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Soldier bugs can […]

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 […]

Elderberries blog post

How to Grow Elderberries!

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Elderberries grow on large shrubs. They produce beautiful white flowers in the spring followed by the dark berries in the summer. This large shrub is a terrific attractant to beneficial insects and hummingbirds as well!   How to Grow: Plant elderberry shrubs after your last spring frost and 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. Dig a hole […]

How to Grow Raspberries!

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Raspberries come in various shades of red and gold. These berries are super juicy and are very flavorful! Raspberry bushes will continue to give fruit year after year, however it 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.   How to Grow: Plant raspberry bushes after your last spring frost and 8 […]

Blueberries blog post

How to Grow Blueberries!

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Blueberry bushes are a great addition to your garden! These bushes are easy to grow and care for and thrive in acidic soil. You may need to add an acidifier to the soil to help these bushes thrive in your garden. They will not produce fruit until it is a couple years old, but patience is a virtue! Enjoy these tasty berries!   How to Grow: Blueberry bushes are best planted after your last spring […]

Grapes blog post

How to Grow Great Grapes!

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Grapes are one of the most popular fruits to eat, but are not commonly grown in many backyards! As beautiful and tasty as they are, grapes should definitely be grown more! How to Grow: Grapes are a perennial fruit. They are planted 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. Grapes are planted […]