Fruit

How to Tell when Melons are Ripe and Ready to Pick
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How to Tell when Melons are Ripe and Ready to Pick

Is there anything better in summer than a fresh-picked watermelon or cantaloupe from the garden? But how do you know when melons are ripe and ready to pick? In this episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast and article below, I share my methods of knowing when to harvest cantaloupes and when to harvest watermelons —…

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…

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…