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How to Grow Pomegranate Plants from Seed

Sandy asks, “Can I grow a pomegranate plant from seed?”

Yes, you can grow pomegranate plants from seeds; though if the seeds came from a hybrid plant, the fruit may not be identical. Read on to find out how.
Cucumber vines growing up the side of a shed

How to Grow Cucumbers in Your Vegetable Garden

The first cucumbers have to be one of the highlights of the summer vegetable garden, with their crisp, cool crunch arriving just in time to relieve the summer heat. Read on to find out how to grow cucumbers in a vegetable garden or container.

How to Grow Cabbage in Your Garden

Cabbage makes a beautiful addition to a cool-season vegetable garden, flower bed, or container with pretty leaves that can withstand chilly weather. And with more vitamin C than oranges, cabbage is a winner in the nutrition department, too! Read on to find out how to grow cabbage in your garden.
Corn eaten by deer

Vegetable Garden Price to Pay for a Summer Vacation

Deer are abundant on our farm, but for most of the summer, they've left my garden well enough alone. However, when I went out of town for July 4th, the deer decided to have an Independence Day feast of their own, and our garden was the main dish! Read on to find out more.

Are Green Potatoes Poisonous?

Kay asks, “Some of my potatoes have a greenish tint, and I've always heard that green potatoes are poisonous. Is this true, and what causes it?”

It's no old-wives' tale, green potatoes do contain a toxic chemical. However, it's easy to prevent it from happening. Read on to find out more.
Seedlilngs growing in containers

When to Start Vegetable Seeds Indoors for Spring Planting

When starting seeds indoors for spring planting, timing is very important so the plants are large enough to move outdoors at the normal planting time. Read on to find out how to plan your seed calendar for spring planting, along with a schedule for when to plant seeds for popular garden vegetables.

How to Grow Basil

Basil is one of the easiest and most satisfying herbs to grow, for both beginning and experienced gardeners alike.
Peaches for sale at fruit stand

Which Fruits and Vegetables Continue to Ripen After Picking?

If you're heading out to the market or a pick-your-own-fruit farm, how do you know which ones to choose? Read this article to find out which fruits and vegetables will continue to ripen over time at home?
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Using Bt for Organic Caterpillar Control in Your Garden

If caterpillars are devouring your garden, one safe and effective way to get rid of them is by applying Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), a naturally occurring, organic bacteria that can be applied as a liquid or powder. Read on to find out more.