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6 Crops Beginners Can Grow from Seed Directly in the Garden (No Indoor Seed-Starting Required)
Fruit | Garden Planning | In the Garden | Spring Garden | The Beginner's Garden Podcast | Vegetables

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?…

In the Garden | Summer Garden | The Beginner's Garden Podcast | Vegetables

The Joys and Challenges of Growing Squash and Zucchini {Beginner’s Garden Podcast}

Most gardeners I know make room for squash or zucchini. It’s the perfect summer vegetable. Whether you eat it breaded and deep-fried (my personal favorite), sautéed with olive oil (the healthier alternative), or shredded for quick breads, a good harvest of squash or zucchini always makes the garden season better. But growing squash and zucchini…

Squash Vine Borer: Prevention, Identification, and Control
Gardening Tips & How-to's | In the Garden | Summer Garden | Vegetables

Squash Vine Borer: Prevention, Identification, and Control

It was my first season gardening. The large, deep green plants held dozens of yellow babies. Just a few more days and we’d be feasting to my mom’s favorite southern dish — fried squash. Then one day, I walked out in my garden and an entire plant’s leaves were drooping. I had no idea what was going…