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Starting Sweet Potatoes: Timing, Variety, Growing Slips, and Planting in the Garden
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Starting Sweet Potatoes: Timing, Variety, Growing Slips, and Planting in the Garden

Have you decided you would love to add sweet potatoes to your garden, but you aren’t sure how to get started? That was me, too, a few years ago. I stumbled my way through the varied information I could find, and somehow, I ended up with some fabulous sweet potato harvests. While I’d never claim…

10 Carrot Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them
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10 Carrot Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them

Carrots. They’re among the top vegetables gardeners include in their garden plans, but many times gardeners grow dismayed when they bump into problems growing carrots. Carrot growing problems are completely normal, and thankfully most of them can be prevented. In this podcast episode and blog post below, you’ll learn how to prevent or address the…

Grow Bags for Vegetable Gardening and More
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Grow Bags for Vegetable Gardening and More

What exactly is this container gardening trend called grow bag gardening? And why should a vegetable gardener consider using grow bags for the edible garden? Although I have a large in-ground and raised bed garden, I have recently embraced the world of container gardening in grow bags, and in just a couple of seasons, I’ve…

10 Steps to Planning a Multiple Season Garden Layout
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10 Steps to Planning a Multiple Season Garden Layout

A few weeks ago I found myself staring at my empty grid paper, pencil in hand. I knew what I wanted to plant and how many plants I wanted to grow. But, putting the pen to paper to define exactly where I wanted my crops to go in my garden layout can be an overwhelming…

Companion Planting Disasters
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Companion Planting Disasters

If you’ve ever explored the world of companion planting, then you’re no stranger to the overwhelming information available to us at the click of a button or the turn of a page. Frustration accompanies overwhelm for both beginning gardeners and non-beginners alike. How are we to know what comes from experience, good science, or frankly,…

When to Plant Tomatoes and Peppers
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When to Plant Tomatoes and Peppers

Do you grow tomatoes and peppers? If you’re like most gardeners, you do! These two plants are considered staples in most home gardens. Growing these plants from seeds indoors or transplanting these plants into the garden isn’t hard. However, getting the timing right when planting these crops outdoors isn’t always quite so simple. In our…