cherry tomatoes

How to Harvest Tomatoes Earlier

Are you already dreaming of the first tomato of the summer? What if that ripe, juicy tomato came from your own backyard? I’ve got several tomato growing tips you can use to get your tomatoes off to a better start so you can harvest tomatoes earlier than your neighbors. Choose …

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Tomatoes are a popular vegetable to grow in a garden

Easy Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden

Now that you’ve decided to start a garden, you need to choose some easy vegetables to grow in your garden. First, only choose vegetables to grow that you actually like to eat. It is a waste of time and garden space to grow vegetables that your family does not enjoy. …

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pruners, gloves, and trowel

How To Clean Up The Garden In The Fall

There are quite a few chores that need to be done before putting the garden to bed for the winter. I discuss several ways to clean up the garden in the fall so that you are ready to jump in and plant in the spring. CLEAN UP THE GARDEN DEBRIS …

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Books for the beginning gardener

5 Gardening Books Every Gardener Should Own

I thought I would share a few of my favorite gardening books in case you need some new reading to pass the dreary winter days. These are great to read while it is too hot to be in the garden too, or you can pin this post and check them …

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A spring garden growing in black plastic

Is Gardening with Black Plastic Right for You

There are both pros and cons to gardening with black plastic.  I’ll go over a few of these below to help you decide if this gardening technique is right for you. Pros of Gardening with Black Plastic Putting down black plastic before you plant your garden has many advantages.  First it …

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