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Tips for Growing Summer Vegetables

If you're new to gardening, summer vegetables can be a great way to get started with a small garden plot or a few patio containers.
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How to Make a Wood Raised Planting Bed for Your Garden

Building a raised planting bed is a great way to grow vegetables or flowers that has many advantages. Watch this video to see how to make a raised planting bed for your yard from pressure treated wood that has built-in irrigation and weed control.
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Three Ways to Grow Onions in Your Vegetable Garden

Find out about the three different ways to grow onions in your vegetable garden to see which one is right for you. Read on to find out more.

Fruit Tree Production

Strange as it may seem, shaking your fruit trees will help them produce more fruit. This is because it loosens the vessels that carry sap to the leaves and buds. Some people even opt to whip their fruit trees with a rolled up newspaper.

Tips for Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one the most popular fruits grown by homeowners, but many of us aren't really sure what the best method is to insure we have healthy plants and good fruit. Here are some helpful tips for how to grow tomatoes in your garden.

Testing a Homemade Gnat Trap

In a perfect convergence of circumstances, my recent love-fest with seasonal fresh peaches provided—in addition to sweet peachy bliss—a perfect laboratory for trying out a homemade gnat trap. Read on to find out how it worked.
Mulberry fruit growing on mulberry tree.

Mulberry Trees Make Great Addition to Yard

This summer, I am loving the mulberry trees in the back yard! The ripe fruit is sweet, juicy, and lightly tart, making it an irresistible summer afternoon snack, and the lush trees turn my back yard into a summertime rainforest. Here are some tips for growing and enjoying mulberry trees.
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.