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How to Grow in a Greenstalk Vertical Planter
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How to Grow in a Greenstalk Vertical Planter

Whether you’re limited on space or just want to add a lot of crops for little extra work, the Greenstalk Vertical Planter is the first container gardening option I’d recommend. When the makers of the Greenstalk Vertical Planter sent me their product to test and try out, I was excited but really didn’t have high…

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…

Straw Bale Garden Results after My First Season
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Straw Bale Garden Results after My First Season

Did you try something new in your garden this year? Trying new things is so much fun! This year I tried the popular gardening method, straw bale gardening, for the first time. In a previous episode of The Beginner’s Garden podcast, I introduced the founder of the Straw Bale Garden Method, Joel Karsten. He and…

7 Common Mistakes in Raised Bed Gardening
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7 Common Mistakes in Raised Bed Gardening

Updated August 21, 2019 Many beginning gardeners plan to grow their vegetables in raised beds — and for good reason! Those of us who have been raised bed gardening for years testify to how much we enjoy it! Better harvests, less weeding, sharp aesthetics — what’s not to love? But as in any venture, there…

Growing Blueberries? Avoid these 4 Beginner Mistakes
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Growing Blueberries? Avoid these 4 Beginner Mistakes

When I began gardening, I wanted to start growing blueberries right away. One of the most healthy fruits you can eat, blueberries are expensive to buy at the grocery store, and the flavor of store-bought blueberries simply can’t compare to homegrown. Growing blueberries is much simpler than you would think. All the work — which…