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14 Broccoli Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them
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14 Broccoli Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them

When I talk to new gardeners about what they want to grow in their gardens, broccoli is usually not far behind tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. But growing broccoli isn’t without its problems. Broccoli is a beautiful plant, and we can’t resist the thought of cutting a fresh head to roast, steam, use in salads, or…

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…

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 Pruning Tomato Plants Necessary?
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Is Pruning Tomato Plants Necessary?

Do tomato plants need to be pruned? In my first years of gardening, it seemed everyone told me, “yes.” But as I gained more experience and began listening to other gardening experts, I learned that the answer to this question isn’t as clear as you’d think. People get passionate about tomato pruning. But I started…

5 Organic Cabbage Worm Pest Control Methods
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5 Organic Cabbage Worm Pest Control Methods

What gets rid of the cabbage worm? How can you prevent these small but mighty worms that prey on your garden? If you’ve ever noticed the eaten leaves of your broccoli, cabbage,  or kale, you’ve likely encountered one of worms that attacks the brassica family of plants. Even organic gardeners struggle to find ways to…