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As the ground starts warming up in the bright spring sunshine, it is time to prepare your garden plot. Early spring preparations are the foundation for a long and bountiful growing season. While getting your garden ready for spring may be backbreaking, these steps will help produce a healthy garden. Here are some spring gardening …

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This biennial cut-and-come-again herb deters insect pests with its scent and attracts beneficial insects with its flowers. Good companion plants for parsley share similar growing requirements and either benefit from or offer benefits to parsley. Parsley adds a bright flavor to a wide range of dishes and makes an excellent companion plant in the garden. …

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Leeks are one of the few vegetables that can be harvested all the way through the winter, making them versatile and valuable. Here’s how to grow leeks you can enjoy practically all year long. Leeks are very easy to grow, and since they are a member of the allium family, they can be used as …

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Artichokes get along well with most other plants, but their impressive size can make it difficult to determine what and how to plant around them. Depending on the variety, artichoke plants can reach four to six feet tall and wide, casting shade and crowding out anything growing too close. But artichokes do appreciate companions, and they …

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As gardeners, we probably understand the importance of eating locally-produced food much better than anyone else. Why eat locally grown food? Because food that doesn’t need to travel can be picked at the right ripeness time, making it taste so much better! And because it’s fresh off the vine. Remember picking a warm tomato from …

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If you’re new to gardening, you might want to start with some quick and easy-to-grow crops. Let’s look at a few easy garden crops that are guaranteed to give you a good yield. This is great for beginners, for teaching children to work in the garden, or for anyone who just wants to get some …

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Onions are a very easy crop and one of the most useful vegetables to grow. Onions store well, make great use of space, and are used in most dishes in the kitchen. Let’s see how to grow onions for salads and cooking. Do you use onions a lot? Our family uses LOTS of onions! I …

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As the short, cold days of winter drag on, slowly lengthening, our fingers itch to dig in warm, crumbly soil again. We flip eagerly through seed catalogs and longingly inventory the packets left over from last year, tucked into plastic tubs or shoeboxes or old biscuit tins. But we don’t have to stop there; many …

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