Stevia blog post

Grow Your Own Stevia Plant!

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This plant is a fascinating addition to a garden because of its incredible sweetness. Our kids are always amazed by the taste of it and want to eat this sweet plant! How to Grow: Plant stevia indoors 8-10 weeks before your last spring frost and transplant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. You can plant stevia in the fall as well 16 weeks before your first fall frost. Stevia can be grown from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rosemary blog post

How to Grow Rosemary!

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Rosemary 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 it is a wonderful companion plant to almost anything.   How to Grow: Rosemary can be planted indoors 8-10 weeks before your last spring frost and transplanted outdoors 2 weeks after your spring frost. You can also plant in the fall 8 weeks before your first fall […]

Bok Choy blog post

How to Grow Bok Choy!

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Bok Choy (also sometimes called Chinese Cabbage) is a cool weather vegetable that can be grown to harvest in spring and fall. It does not grow into a head and has beautiful large, dark green leaves. How to Grow: Bok Choy can be planted indoors 4-5 weeks before your last spring frost and then transplanted outdoors at 1-2 weeks before your last spring frost. You can plant Bok Choy outdoors in the fall 3-4 weeks […]

Cilantro blog post

How to Grow Cilantro/Coriander!

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Cilantro is one of our most commonly used herbs in the kitchen. If you let it go to seed, you can get a second herb from the same plant: coriander! Both versions of this plant will give your dish a tasty kick! How to Grow: Cilantro is a cool season crop that can be planted after your last spring frost and 13 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your […]

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How to: Manage Whiteflies in Your Garden

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Whiteflies are tiny little white flies that suck the sap from plants. They are typically found on the undersides of leaves.   Treatment Options: Placing yellow sticky traps out in your garden or applying a homemade garlic spray or neem oil can help. Make sure to not apply the neem oil though when the temperature is above 90, or else you could suffocate your plant!   The use of beneficial insect friends, such as green […]