Category Archives: Gardening

Keep Growing with Season-Extending Gardening Tips for Fall

Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables – and personal satisfaction – from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to...
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What Are the Benefits of Beetroot and How to Buy and Store it?

What are the Vitamins and Minerals in Beetroot?

Beetroot is related to sugar beet and has a high sugar content, as high as that of an apple, in fact. It also contains potassium, calcium, sulfur and chlorine along with a moderate amount of vitamin C and folic acid. The beetroot has been recognized as being good...
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Growing Organic Pumpkins

If you use floating row covers, you can transplant pumpkins to your garden a couple weeks before the last anticipated frost. Growing organic pumpkins is simple... learn how in this post. (more…)...
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Growing Organic Zucchini

Zucchini is a "summer squash" and therefore doesn't store long term like winter squash such as butternut or acorn squash. Learn great tips on growing organic zucchini in this article. (more…)...
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Growing Organic Watermelon

Growing organic watermelon is rewarding, but only if you know what you're doing. Watermelon is not hard to grow, but is takes more knowledge than corn or peas. In this article we'll reveal how to deter beetles, powdery mildew, aphids, and more (everybody loves watermelon and so do a lot of pests!). And we'll give...
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Controlling Squash Vine Borer

Recently a grower from the UK sent us a photo of damage to a pumpkin plant and wanted to know what it was and whether it could be controlled. This pest had apparently been a problem for a long time, to the extent that it was questionable whether it was worthwhile planting pumpkins or squashes...
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August in The Flower Garden

August in the flower garden can be a bit of a challenge. Summer is well under way and many herbaceous plants have reached their optimum flowering peak. You could be forgiven for thinking that this month is a month of tidying up. However, with a bit of forward planning and some gentle encouragement you can...
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Secret for Growing Lots of Healthy Tomatoes

How Rowena Knows How to Use Marigolds

I was born in Bunkie, Louisiana in 1951 to a strong woman named Rowena. My mother was very knowledgeable about plants because she was born (1923) and raised on a farm in Mansura, Louisiana. In fact, she lived with her parents and older siblings a couple of miles outside...
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