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6 Low Maintenance Crops for Busy Gardeners
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6 Low Maintenance Crops for Busy Gardeners

Low maintenance crops are perfect choices for a home garden, especially for gardeners who wonder if they’ll have enough time to devote to a garden in the first place. In this episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast and in the article below, I share my top recommendations for gardeners who want crops that are easier…

10 Succession Planting Ideas to Keep Your Garden Producing All Season
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10 Succession Planting Ideas to Keep Your Garden Producing All Season

I remember my first potato harvest. Chunking the dirt-covered tubers in the wheelbarrow, I thrilled at the gold I unearthed that day. But when the harvest finished, my eyes settled on the bare land. Wiping a sweat drop off my forehead, I thought, “Now what?” I had spent months planning my crops — when to…

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?…

How to Build an A-Frame Garden Trellis
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How to Build an A-Frame Garden Trellis

Even as a first-year gardener, I knew that pole beans would give me higher yields, and besides, they looked so pretty in the pictures! I also knew I needed a garden trellis! Several years later, I couldn’t be happier with my set-up, and if you want a sturdy garden trellis for pole beans that will serve…

What Kind of Green Beans Should You Grow?
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What Kind of Green Beans Should You Grow?

You’re planning your summer garden, and you know you want green beans. You may not know if you want to freeze them, can them, or simply grow enough to eat fresh. You just know you want them. They’re supposed to be one of the easiest crops to grow, so it shouldn’t be that hard, right?…