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Starting Vegetable Seeds in an Indoor Garden

Many vegetables are best sown directly into your vegetable garden, however some plants just need too long of a growing season to be successful, especially if you live in a cooler region. These types of vegetables are best started in an indoor garden.You may also want to start crops indoors to have seedlings ready to […]

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Recipes Straight from the Vegetable Garden

One of the great joys of ‘grow your own’ organic vegetables is the pleasure of eating straight from your vegetable garden something you can’t always buy in a store.  Depending on where you live you may not be able to buy unique vegetable varieties and even if you can, nothing beats growing them yourself so […]

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Choosing Seed Varieties for the Late-Summer Flower Garden

Perennial plants are a great way to brighten your flower garden with color and form without the work of planting annuals every year.  Once established these plants come back stronger each season and make a strong impact. However the majority of these garden flowers are at their best in spring and early summer and perhaps […]

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Queen of the Vegetable Garden – Growing Peas

Fresh peas were once one of the highlights of summer in the vegetable garden. The early-nineteenth century writer Charles Lamb said “There was pleasure in eating strawberries, before they became quite common — in the first dish of peas, while they were yet dear — to have them for a nice supper, a treat. What […]

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Why Don’t My Seeds Come Up? – Problems with Seed Germination

Seeds & Germination Growing vegetables from seed is a lot of fun.  Perhaps the most exciting time gardening is when those little seedlings start to push up through the soil, full of promise of a great harvest. But what if nothing happens?  You wait in vain for those little green sprouts, but nobody shows up […]

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Choosing Varieties to Beat the Heat in Your Vegetable Garden

Choosing Vegetable Seeds for Your Growing Zone Spring is a wonderful season in the vegetable garden.  Everything bursts out of the ground and we can enjoy fresh, lush early vegetables you grow yourself from vegetable seeds that are organic and Non-GMO. But if you garden in the south, the heat soon arrives and growing vegetables […]

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Benefits of Growing Heirloom Seeds in Your Home Garden

Why Use Heirloom Seeds in Your Home Garden? There was a time when everyone wanted to grow the latest variety of vegetables.  Novelty is often welcome and these new forms of well-known vegetables are rightly popular.  However novelty can fade. If we look at the breeding process we soon realize that most breeding is done […]

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How to Eat Enough Protein for Vegetarians

Vegetarianism is Growing In the past, vegetarianism was not as common as people who became vegetarian did so mostly on moral grounds.  They didn’t like the idea of killing something to eat it.  There are around 300 million people in India for example, who are vegetarian for religious and moral reasons. In 1971 only around […]

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Choosing the Right Onion Seeds

Short Day vs. Long Day Onion Seeds When planning your vegetable garden there is a lot to consider.  Most of us choose what plants to grow based on taste and our needs for the kitchen.  Sometimes, however, we need to make these choices based on the needs of the plants as well.  Onions are a […]

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