Best Garden Carrots For Flavor And Sweetness

Have you ever stood in front of a garden seed rack and wondered which to choose? Take carrots. There are usually several choices. Maybe you buy a packet of each. But without turning your garden into a test plot of carrot cultivars, have you questioned whether there’s something better out there? Are the seed rack…
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Calendar For Starting Flower And Vegetable Seeds Indoors

It’s fun to watch seeds grow indoors, whether we grow all our own flower and vegetable transplants, or just start a few tomato plants of a special variety we can’t buy locally. It’s not just about getting plants on the cheap; most of us will always buy most of our plants at our local garden…
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Fertilize And Prune Wintered Hibiscus, Mandevilla In March

Plants are highly intelligent. While humans are wishing for spring while whining about winter, indoor plants are silently and wisely responding to the increasing intensity of the March sun and sensing the lengthening daylight. Plants sense the longer days and increasing light and know that it’s time for a spring revival. Houseplants, and especially plants…
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Old-Fashioned Sweet Peas Experience A Revival

The woven-wire fence surrounding our garden by the back alley of my boyhood home in Lisbon, N.D. always bloomed abundantly with sweet pea flowers. Have you smelled sweet peas? They’re one of life’s greatest simple pleasures, and a bouquet in a glass of water is simple beauty at its fragrant finest. Mom always planted sweet…
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Debunking Internet Story About Male And Female Peppers

I love the internet because it’s so easy to research information about many topics. I never want to see another library’s card-catalog, and I’ve long forgotten how to use the Dewey Decimal system of research. That’s why I’m totally flabbergasted when false internet gardening information is shared, such as the recent post making the rounds…
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