a bee sitting on a yellow zinnia flower

How to Collect & Save Zinnia Seeds

Preview: Learning how to save zinnia seeds can save you money on flowers next year. They are one of the best flowers for beginning gardeners to grow. Growing flowers in the garden is one of life’s greatest pleasures. But since I grow a large vegetable garden, I don’t have lots …

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growing a head of lettuce in the fall

What You Should Know About Planting A Fall Garden

Preview: Many gardeners don’t realize the benefits of planting a fall garden. This post shares the vegetables you can grow in the fall and how to get them started. During the dog days of July, you probably are wishing you could escape to somewhere cooler. From the sweltering heat to …

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basil growing in the garden

Best Herbs for Beginners to Grow

Even if you don’t have room for a garden, you can grow a few herbs almost anywhere. Herbs can be grown in the ground of course, but they can also be grown in containers and even indoors in a sunny windowsill. Learn the best herbs for beginners to grow so …

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How to Create A Garden Plan

If you are starting a garden, you need a garden plan. A garden plan will help make sure you have room for everything you want to plant. There is no need to purchase plants you don’t have room to grow. So let’s learn how to create a garden plan to …

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Zone 7 Vegetable Planting Chart

This post is mostly for those of you who garden in Zone 7. I created a Zone 7 Vegetable Planting Chart since I wasn’t able to find what I wanted online. I wanted to give you specific guidelines of what you can grow and when you can plant your vegetables …

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