How to Grow Turnips - 5 Tips for Growing Turnips

How to Grow Turnips: 5 Tips for Growing Turnips

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Turnips are one of those vegetables I’d never tried until I started gardening. Freshly-harvested turnips and greens are sweet, tender, and delicious. Learn how to grow turnips, and add this cool-weather root vegetable (and its greens) to your table.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 5 Tips for How to […] Read more…

Organic Pest Control That Really Works

Organic Pest Control That Really Works

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You may be reading this post because you are looking for a quick fix to a pest problem you are facing in the garden. There are organic pest control solutions that really work (I list them below). It is important to understand the importance of healthy soil and plants as it relates to common pests […] Read more…

Best Recipes for Anna Apples

Best Recipes for Anna Apples

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In this post, I share the best recipes for Anna apples. Anna apple trees are a remarkable fruit tree. They need only 200 chill hours and thrive in mild-winter climates like the low desert of Arizona. If you are growing an Anna apple tree and are wondering the best ways to use the apples, you’ve […] Read more…

Best Organic Garden Fertilizer

Best Organic Garden Fertilizer

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Feed the soil that feeds your plants. Learn how to make the best organic garden fertilizer with a few simple ingredients, and understand when to apply it for healthy soil and plants.  The organic fertilizer mix recommended by garden guru Edward C. Smith (recipe below) is often thought of as the best organic garden fertilizer. It […] Read more…

How to Grow Watermelon: 7 Tips for Growing Watermelon

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Learn how to grow watermelon and add this favorite summertime treat to your garden. Homegrown watermelon picked at the peak of sweetness tastes so much better than one bought at the store.   Watermelon needs plenty of space and at least 80 days of warm temperatures to grow well. If you have both, learn how to […] Read more…

How to Grow Sweet Peas: 5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

How to Grow Sweet Peas: 5 Tips for Growing Sweet Peas

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Learn how to grow sweet peas with these 5 tips, and add beautiful and sweet smelling blooms to your garden. I first saw sweet peas at The Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, and I was blown away by their beauty. But, it wasn’t until I grew my own that I was blown away by something else […] Read more…

How to Grow Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine​

How to Grow Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine

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Learn how to grow purple hyacinth bean vine, and add this vigorous ornamental vine to your garden. Beautiful purple flowers and striking pods add beauty and interest.  Grown as a perennial in zones 10-11, purple hyacinth bean vine loves the heat. In cooler zones, it is grown as an annual from seeds planted in the […] Read more…

How to Grow Winter Squash: 9 Tips for Growing Winter Squash

How to Grow Winter Squash: 9 Tips for Growing Winter Squash

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Wondering how to grow winter squash? You’ve come to the right place. Are you also wondering why it’s called “winter” squash when it grows throughout the summer? Winter squash, unlike summer squash, develops a thick rind that increases its storage life, with many types of winter squash storing well through the winter. Another distinguishing characteristic […] Read more…

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