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How and Why to Thin Fruit Trees

How to Thin Fruit Trees and Why You Should #fruittrees#howtogarden#howtogrowfruittrees#gardening#peachtrees#peaches#garden#thinningfruit

Have you ever thought… “My peach tree only produces small hard fruit.”  Or… “My apple tree’s fruit tastes good, but all the fruit are so small!” Properly thinning your fruit trees can change the tree from one that’s nice to look at to one whose fruit you look forward to and enjoy! Most fruit trees set […]

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What’s Wrong With My Cauliflower?

What's wrong with my Cauliflower? #cauliflower #howtogrowcauliflower #gardening #howto

The first time I grew cauliflower, it turned out perfectly. I thought… this is easy! I tried growing it again this year and I had plenty of volunteers for the “what’s wrong with my cauliflower?” pictures.  Cauliflower is a cool weather crop in the Brassica family (which includes collards, kale, kohlrabi, broccoli and Brussels sprouts). […]

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How to Successfully Grow Cauliflower

How to successfully grow cauliflower

Cauliflower is trickier to grow than its relatives because it doesn’t like it too hot… or too cold. Learn how to successfully grow cauliflower enjoy harvesting this delicious and versatile vegetable.  How to Successfully Grow Cauliflower Bolting and Buttoning Cauliflower To grow cauliflower successfully, it needs at least 2 months of cool weather (60 degrees […]

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5 Best Recipes for Cauliflower

5 Best Recipes for Cauliflower

Cauliflower’s popularity is skyrocketing, and there are plenty of reasons why. Full of nutrients and flavor, it is one of the most versatile vegetables around.  Cauliflower is delicious fresh from the garden with hummus or dip, or try it steamed with a little salt . If you are looking for more ideas, here are my […]

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Get Your Soil Ready For Planting

Get your soil ready for planting with Growing in the Garden custom fertilizer blend from Garden Maker Naturals.

Healthy soil is the first step to healthy productive plants. It’s important to feed your soil and prepare it before you plant each season. Disclaimer: this post contains a few Amazon affiliate links for products I’ve bought there. As always, feel free to shop around for the best price!  I prepare my soil by doing a […]

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Planting Citrus: 4 Questions to Ask

4 questions to ask when planting citrus

The sweet-smelling blossoms, year-round greenery and tasty fruit of citrus trees are easy to love. If you live in an area warm enough to plant citrus (normally USDA Zones 8-11), the hard part is deciding which citrus tree to plant. 1. Do I want to eat this for the next 20 years? Citrus trees are […]

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