Vegetable Gardens & Growing Food

No matter what size your space for a vegetable garden - large acreage or small apartment -- you've got room to grow *something! Here you'll find information on…
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Are you composting coffee grounds? Or using them in the vegetable garden? Used coffee grounds are a great way to improve your garden soil. And good soil = better harvest! Don't waste this valuable FREE resource - toss the remains of your morning cup of Joe in the compost!
Composting Coffee Grounds
Are you composting coffee grounds? Or using them in the vegetable garden? Used coffee grounds are a great way to improve your garden soil. And good soil = better harvest! Don't waste this valuable FREE resource - toss the remains of your morning cup of Joe in the compost!
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How to Grow and Eat Kohlrabi
Learn how to grow kohlrabi from seed or starts. Growing kohlrabi is an asset to your health; the entire plant is edible and nutritious. Kohlrabi is a cool weather brassica with a bulbous stem that has a mild, sweet, and earthy flavor. It’s unusual looking, but as it grows you’ll be delighted with how it tastes!
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Natural Aphid Killer: How to Control Aphids in a Pesticide Free Garden
Looking for a natural way to get rid of those pesky aphids? These pests require a two-pronged approach in many cases. Here's how to eliminate these little bugs in the garden - and save the tender plant shoots they love to nosh on.
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How to Harvest Basil Seeds (And Grow Free Plants!)
If you’re growing basil in your garden, you have a perpetual source of free seeds. You just need to learn how to harvest basil seeds and save them for next year! You'll never need to buy basil seeds again.
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How to Save Heirloom Seeds for Next Year’s Garden
Seed saving is something gardeners have been doing forever. It’s a great way to maintain a continuous supply of heirloom or open-pollinated seeds. Instead of depending on the nursery or your favorite seed catalog every year, learn how to save seeds from crops you grow and plant them again the following year.
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Growing Chives in the Home Garden.
This herb is easy to grow and great to have on hand for quick flavor. Plant some in your herb garden or vegetable garden. Chives can also be planted in perennial flower beds like an ornamental because of its tidy clumps of green leaves and purple flowers in late spring to early summer. An added bonus is that the flowers attract beneficial insects to the garden.
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THYME: Plant this Versatile Herb for Flavor & Beauty
Growing thyme in the home garden provides flavor for the table, but it’s also a versatile plant that can fill many needs in the landscape!
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Growing Blueberries in Containers for Summertime Sweets
Growing blueberries in containers is a great way to produce some of your own fruit right in your own backyard. You don’t need a lot of space – they do great in containers. Plus? They’re a very pretty plant.
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How to Grow the Best Cucumbers in Your Backyard
Fresh cucumbers add a fresh, light flavor to salads, but they’re also a great addition to smoothies. And of course, they’re the main ingredient in a variety of pickle recipes. Here’s what you need to know about growing pickling cucumbers or cukes for fresh eating, from temperature requirements to cucumber watering.
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Put Down the Poisons! Try Organic Pest Control Instead.
Organic pest control doesn’t have to mean fruits and veggies riddled with worms. Here’s how to use organic pest control methods to keep your vegetable garden thriving without pest damage — and without poison.
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What to Grow in a Survival Garden
If you’re like most gardeners, you pack your growing space to full capacity: Tomatoes, lettuce, peas, beets, carrots, and cabbage are common garden crops. But planning a survival garden — one that will sustain your family in times of need — requires a bit more consideration.
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Growing Shallots for Gourmet Gardening
Shallots aren’t onions, even though they may look like small onion bulbs. They aren’t garlic bulbs either, even though they grow in heads with multiple cloves. Shallots are a tasty vegetable in a category all their own. Here's how to grow them in your vegetable garden!
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How to Grow Cilantro in the Garden (Spoiler: It's EASY!)
Cilantro is an easy-to-grow herb that adds flavor to a variety of recipes. Read this cilantro growing guide to get started with this plant in your garden. #vegetablegarden #herbgarden
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Swiss Chard: A Great Green for Your Garden!
Growing Swiss chard in containers is a great way for urbanites to grow some greens. Of course, Swiss chard is a great addition to an in-ground vegetable garden, too. A single Swiss chard plant will produce for months! Swiss chard — also known as silverbeet — is less finicky in the garden than spinach and milder in flavor than kale.
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How to Grow Stevia
Growing stevia is a way to produce some of your own natural sweetener (it’s calorie free!). Plus, the stevia plant is easy to grow and makes a pretty addition to your herb or edible front yard garden.