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How To Plan And Plot Out Your Veggie Patch

March is here and it’s time to start thinking about planting your veggie patch, which will yield you nourishing vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers throughout the rest of the year. This time of the year, you want to draw out your garden—the shape and size you want it to be—and make a plan so you know where everything is going to go. Making a plan is important because, if you have a plan, you won’t just go in and stick things...

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6 Gardening Trends To Hop On For 2024

If you are an avid gardener, you may know that gardening trends didn’t change a whole heck of a lot in 2023. However, there were a few key changes that are going to influence gardening this year and that I suggest you hop on for your 2024 garden. #1: Sustainable Gardening At the top of the list is sustainable gardening. This includes gardening practices that contribute positively to your environment, particularly the environment beyond your garden. Some examples might be using electric...

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“Proven Winners” and January Planning

“Proven Winners” and January Planning January is the time of year when you’re starting to get restless, so now is the time to reflect on your garden of last year. Did you like what you chose to plant? Ask yourself what planting choices were a failure last year. We know that everybody has at least one. Nobody has a perfect garden! What worked and what didn’t work? What combinations did you really love, and want to repeat, and what combinations...

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How to Care for Your Christmas Plants

How to Care for Your Christmas Plants Christmas plants are the best way to get the desired colors everyone is looking for over the holiday season, especially inside the house. It is important to remember, however, that these plants require different kinds of growing conditions. It doesn’t matter where you buy your Christmas plants, but it does matter how you handle the plants that you purchase. You can’t take them from a heated store out into the cold and put them into...

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Let’s Talk about Pruning

Let’s Talk about Pruning There are always so many questions about pruning. One of the things you should always remember is that before any cuts are made, the pruners should be dipped in Javex to sterilize them. Once that sharp pair of pruners is sterilized, all of your cuts should be at a 45-degree angle, pointing away from the bud. The cut should be made right above a bud to ensure that the water runs off so it does not rot...

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