Read more about the article The Easy Way to Save Lettuce Seeds
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The Easy Way to Save Lettuce Seeds

Lettuce, like Swiss chard, kale, and spinach, tastes so much better when grown at home.  There is nothing like harvesting the fresh, organic leaves from your back porch or nearby kitchen garden just before a meal.  Harvesting greens is easy enough for children to do but still fun for the…

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Read more about the article Seed Scarification:  3 Ways to Increase Germination
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Seed Scarification: 3 Ways to Increase Germination

Viable seeds will germinate when certain conditions, such as soil temperature, moisture, light, and oxygen, are met.  Different seeds have different requirements regarding these conditions.  For some seeds, scarification is one of the requirements. This article contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase using one of these links, I…

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Read more about the article How to Grow Sweet Potato Slips
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How to Grow Sweet Potato Slips

Sweet potatoes are nutritious and delicious root vegetables that are easy to grow in beds or containers.  Root vegetables like carrots, turnips, and beets are grown from seed, but sweet potatoes are grown from slips.  Slips are short vines that have sprouted from a mature sweet potato. You can purchase slips online…

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Top 9 Bird Foods for Winter and All Year Long

Birds are not only beautiful and fascinating creatures to watch, but as pest control experts, they also provide a beneficial service to our gardens.  But in the winter season, when our gardens are at rest, non-migratory birds must consume more food if they are going to be able to burn…

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Read more about the article Frosts, Freezes and Your Garden: What You Need to Know Now
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Frosts, Freezes and Your Garden: What You Need to Know Now

The winter season brings change to every garden.  Cold temperatures cause some plants to go dormant, while other cold-hardy crops continue to grow.  From time to time, the National Weather Service will issue advisories, watches, and warnings for winter weather events like a frost or a freeze. But what is…

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Read more about the article 4 Easy Steps to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
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4 Easy Steps to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

For most gardens, the growing season will come to an end in either late fall or early winter, a fact that avid gardeners might not welcome, but one that we are better off accepting and planning for. Fortunately, there are certain things that we can do to protect our plants…

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