Monthly Archives: May 2011

Easy Beans

Beans are one of the easiest crops to grow in a home garden. Plant a bean seed, and it will almost certainly grow and produce a generous crop with little effort on the part of the gardener. And although most … Continue reading

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Marigold Makeover

When it comes to annuals, gardeners can get a little, well, snooty. Some disdain any plant that’s not a perennial. But the fact is, annuals provide some of the best non-stop color in a garden. Sure, they only last one … Continue reading

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Fill Gaps with Greens

It’s the time of year when you might see gaps in your vegetable garden. Maybe a broccoli plant died or the beets have been harvested. Make the most of that space by planting a few salad greens, which are more … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Where to Find it

Have you been to the garden center lately? It’s the time of year when the greenhouse benches are overflowing with amazing annuals in all colors and textures. It can be a bit overwhelming, yes? I was walking through our garden … Continue reading

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Keeping Pets Out of Garden

I’m looking for a simple, attractive, 3 ft. (total above ground) fence to keep our dogs out of certain landscape beds. The iron fencing I’ve seen is too elaborate and costly. Cheap wire fencing looks cheap. Any ideas? -Kathleen Border … Continue reading

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New Potting Soil

The secret to beautiful pots and planters? Feed them regularly. Easy to say, but hard to remember. With our new Energized Potting Mix, your plants will get fed all season long. The only thing you need to do is water. … Continue reading

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Teaching New Gardeners

Since we launched the Kitchen Garden Planner in 2009, we’ve been hearing how people use it. Beginners find it helpful when starting a garden for the first time. Meanwhile, avid gardeners use it to create complex designs and keep records. … Continue reading

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