Mustard Greens blog post

How to Grow Mustard Greens

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If you like mustard, you’ll love mustard greens! It’s also one of the most beneficial things you can add to your diet to prevent cancer. They’ll thrive in cool weather and add a flavorful, spicy kick to your diet. How to Grow: You can plant mustard greens in both the spring and the fall! You can plant directly outdoors 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost and 6-8 weeks before your first fall frost. You […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brussel Sprouts blog post

How to Grow Your Own Brussel Sprouts!

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Brussel sprouts are a cool season, slow-growing crop. In warmer areas it is important to start these indoors so that they get a head start before it gets too warm. How to Grow: Brussel sprouts are planted indoors 6-10 weeks before your last spring frost and 14-16 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. Brussel sprout seeds are planted […]

Onion blog post

How to Grow Onions!

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Onions are a fantastic addition to any garden! We use onions in almost all of our meals, usually sauteed with garlic. We also use the green tops to add a little extra flavor to mashed potatoes, soups, eggs, nachos, and much more! How to Grow: Onions are planted 8-12 weeks before your last spring frost and 6 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, […]

Carrots blog post

How to Grow the Most Colorful Carrots in Your Own Backyard (or Porch)!

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Carrots are tough to germinate, but are easy to take care of once they do. We love to grow all different colors and varieties, and the kids have a blast pulling them up! How to Grow: Carrots are a cool season crop that is planted 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost and 12 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal […]