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Add Bold Flavor with Home-Grown Garlic

Who doesn’t love garlic? Its robust flavor adds dimension to almost any dish and the best part is – it’s extremely easy to grow! The best, tastiest Garlic comes straight from the garden. Our Softneck California Garlic is known for both its culinary and medicinal aspects, making it a home garden favorite. What is standing between you and freshly grown, flavor-packed garlic? Just a few simple steps this fall and you’ll be harvesting plenty of delicious garlic come summer!

August 14, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Reminder: Start Cool Season Vegetables Now for Fall Harvest

Who wouldn’t want to harvest fresh, delicious vegetables from the garden into the fall months? Extend your vegetable growing season this year by starting cool season Vegetable Seeds indoors and directly sowing some varieties into the ground now. It’s fairly simple and extremely rewarding!

August 7, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Growing Bigger in a Small Garden

My edible gardening pursuits are facing a few new challenges these days. When I moved into my house ten years ago, my garden was mostly a blank slate and I could plant veggies in any patch of sunlit ground I wanted…

April 22, 2013 · Garden Writer · Comments Closed
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Plant Vegetable Seeds Now for Fall Harvest

Many vegetable gardeners are reaping the benefits of their tomatoes, peppers and basil right now in delicious summer meals. Who wouldn’t want to extend their summer vegetable garden for delicious, home grown veggies into the fall months? There are several varieties of vegetables that can be started indoors now, or directly sown outdoors in a few weeks for fall harvest.

July 10, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Greenhouses a Woe? Direct Sow!

When most think of starting vegetable gardens from seed, they immediately picture greenhouses, growing lights, and months of preparation. Although this is one way (and for some varieties, the only way) to grow vegetables from seed, there are many varieties that will thrive and produce delicious crops simply by being directly planted in the ground or in containers.

March 22, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 3 Comments
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Think Spring: Preparing Your Soil

Like children, plants need a healthy environment to thrive and mature to their fullest potential. As spring is just around the corner, or already here for many, it is time to prepare your soil for planting. This is a simple and fulfilling process and your plants will thank you (with their beautiful blooms or delicious crops) when they have just the right environment to grow.

March 16, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Growing Vegetables – Can You Contain It?

It is a common misconception that you need a large plot of land to grow your own delicious vegetables. All you really need are sufficient containers, sunlight, and lots of love! Many varieties of vegetables, with a little care, can be grown in containers on balconies, patios, or even as an added aesthetic element to your existing garden.

March 9, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Raise it up?

While planning my vegetable garden for the spring, I have been debating about whether or not to build a raised bed. I decided to weigh out the benefits and drawbacks, and make a logical decision (the best kind of decision, right?). For your benefit, as I’m sure there are other gardeners trying to make this same decision, the pros and cons of raised beds can be found below, along with my decision.

January 16, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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It’s Time to Start Some Seeds Indoors

There are lots of reasons to start vegetable seeds indoors. You can get a jump on the growing season, grow unusual varieties and avoid pesticide sprays. But most of all, it’s fun and rewarding.

January 26, 2011 · Suzanne DeJohn · 4 Comments
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