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, […]

Lavender blog post

How to Grow Lavender

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Lavender is a beautiful bush that can be planted either in a raised bed or around your beds as a shrub. Its distinctive aroma is very pleasing and will attract all sorts of pollinators to your garden! It’s a wonderful companion plant for repelling slugs/snails, moths (such as cabbage moths), and deer as well.   How to Grow: You can start seeds or cuttings indoors 6-12 weeks before the last spring frost and place them […]

Lacewings blog post

Green Lacewings Are Incredible Garden Friends!

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Lacewings are light green with long skinny antennae and almost transparent wings. Lacewings love to eat insects and can eat over 200 aphids in a week! They also can prey on other soft-bodied insects such as mites, thrips, whiteflies, and small caterpillars. 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. Lacewings are attracted to […]

Minute Pirate Bugs blog post

Are Aphids Stealing Your Garden Treasures? Minute Pirate Bugs to the Rescue!

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Minute pirate bugs love to eat various pests such as aphids, spider mites, thrips, caterpillars, and their eggs.   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. Minute pirate bugs can be attracted to your garden with vetch, sweet clover, alfalfa, and daisies. Learn more about how to manage pests and attract beneficial insects […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aloe Vera blog post

How to: Grow Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera makes a beautiful addition to any tropical garden or indoors. It can be planted outdoors if you live in zone 10 or above, otherwise Aloe Vera makes a great indoor plant for your windowsill.   How to Grow: Aloe Vera can be planted at any time indoors by transplant or propagation. Pick a pot that is slightly bigger than the pot your transplant came in. Select a place indoors (or outdoors if you […]

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 […]