Seed Starting

Common Problems Growing Sweet Corn in the Home Garden
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Common Problems Growing Sweet Corn in the Home Garden

Is there anything better than fresh sweet corn on a hot summer’s day? (Well, maybe fresh-picked watermelon.) While I didn’t always grow sweet corn, once I started, it quickly became a family favorite and has earned a staple spot in my garden. Getting corn to a full harvest sometimes presents challenges. Whether you are considering…

Peppers: What Can Go Wrong?
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Peppers: What Can Go Wrong?

Are you growing peppers in your garden this year? Peppers are widely used in most kitchens, are relatively easy to grow, and make a great addition to the garden. But, as with any plant, you may encounter complications with growing them. Whether you’re troubleshooting for the peppers already in your garden or you’re trying to…

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

Are onions staples in your kitchen? Do you want to grow more of them in your garden, like I do? We currently have over 300 planted in our garden! After harvest, I store onions whole for a few months and then freeze and dehydrate the rest. Each year I have a goal to grow enough…

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…

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…

Is Indoor Seed Starting Right For You?
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Is Indoor Seed Starting Right For You?

Did you spend your Christmas break going through seed catalogs and placing orders for everything?! Don’t worry if you didn’t, you’re not behind. In fact, in past years, I’ve eagerly rushed my seed buying and ended up with way too much. Can you relate? (It’s just so much fun!) As a beginning gardener, I rushed…