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6 Crops Beginners Can Grow from Seed Directly in the Garden (No Indoor Seed-Starting Required)
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6 Crops Beginners Can Grow from Seed Directly in the Garden (No Indoor Seed-Starting Required)

Which crops can be planted from seed directly in garden with no indoor seed starting? That’s a common question with beginning gardeners. Along with the excitement of growing a new garden, an unwelcome but familiar emotion usually comes along: fear. What if it doesn’t work? What if I don’t know enough? What if I fail?…

Get Started Growing Strawberries – a Beginner’s Guide
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Get Started Growing Strawberries – a Beginner’s Guide

Who doesn’t love a fresh-picked strawberry, warmed by the spring sun? Most home gardeners who want to include fruit in their edible gardens want to make room for strawberries. Though they seem easy enough to grow, it’s helpful to understand a few things before you get started. In this episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast,…

How to Grow Blueberries in Containers or in the Ground – tips from Lee Reich
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How to Grow Blueberries in Containers or in the Ground – tips from Lee Reich

The most common edible plant question I get asked is how to grow blueberries. What’s not to love? Delicious off the bush, they cost a lot at the grocery store, and when you grow your own, you avoid needless pesticides. I planted four blueberry bushes my first garden season, and just two seasons later we harvested…

Planting Blueberries: Commonly Asked Questions
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Planting Blueberries: Commonly Asked Questions

You’re thinking of planting blueberries, but you don’t know if you can do it. I had no idea what I was doing when I planted my first blueberry bushes in the ground, either. Thankfully, what little research I did turned out to be spot on, so my blueberry harvest exploded over the years. Because of my…

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How to Get a Bumper Crop of Strawberries Next Season

There’s something special about strawberries. The first of the garden fruits to ripen, their sweetness signals the beginning of great harvests in the garden. Nothing compares to plucking a juicy red berry from the stem, taking a bite, and savoring the incomparable flavor while a drip dribbles down your chin. At least that was the…

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Easy Fruits & Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners to Plant in Any Climate

When I first started gardening four years ago, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. But I had a goal to cut down on our grocery bill and eat more healthy so I was determined to become a gardener. After much trial and error, I learned some plants were simply easier to plant…