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The SECRET to getting more tomatoes on every plant

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How to Grow a Giant Pumpkin from Seed

If you’re planning on growing a GIANT pumpkin, keep in mind that you may need anywhere from 400 sq. ft. all the way up to 1200 sq. feet for just ON...
38 Edible Flowers To Plant In Your Garden

38 Edible Flowers To Plant In Your Garden

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15 Herbs You Can Grow at Home To Make Your Own Tea

15 Herbs You Can Grow at Home To Make Your Own Tea

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Your Guide to Gardening Through all 4 Seasons

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How to Deal with Squash Bugs

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How to Save 🍅 Tomato Seeds

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How To Tell When 🍆 Eggplant Is Ripe

How To Tell When 🍆 Eggplant Is Ripe

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Prepare NOW for a garden in the fall!

Prepare NOW for a garden in the fall!

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How Many Plants a 12″ Container?

How Many Plants a 12″ Container?

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Why Won't My Root Veggies Grow?

Why Won't My Root Veggies Grow?

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Seed Planting & Spacing Guide (printable)

Seed Planting & Spacing Guide (printable)

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38 Edible Flowers To Plant In Your Garden

38 Edible Flowers To Plant In Your Garden

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Thinning your Seedlings

Thinning your Seedlings

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How to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

How to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

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Composting DO's and DON'Ts

Want to learn how to compost but confused as to what's appropriate to add and what's not?  Avoid adding items from the DON'T list, and start incor...
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Pepper Scoville Heat Scale

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