Gardening How To Articles

From beginner to master gardener there’s always something new and fun to discover about home gardening. Burpee’s articles and guides show you everything you need to know to grow a successful home garden.
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All About Gourds
Ornamental gourds are very easy to grow, sowing seeds directly in the garden.
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All About Arugula

Arugula grows best in cool, moist, well-drained soil. Full sun is OK but light shade is even better during the hottest times.

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Planting Border Perennials
There are a mind-boggling selection of sizes, colors, forms, and seasons of blooms to choose from with Burpee's selection of Border Perennials.
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Second Summer Gardening In Zones 3 & 4
Don’t stop gardening yet! Gardeners in zones 3 and 4 can also have a second season (or third!) with succession planting.
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Enchanting Fairy Garden Part 2
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Second Summer Gardening In Zones 7 & 8
It’s time to gear up for a second round of warm weather vegetables, followed quickly by winter vegetables.
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Top 10 Container Gardening Tips
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Gardening 101

Learning the basics to gardening!

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Second Summer Gardening
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July Checklist for Zones 7-8
What you can do in your garden in July for zone 7-8
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Understanding Soil Ph
When the pH is too high or too low, your plants may get too much of some nutrients and not enough of others.
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All about Cauliflower
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All About Cilantro
Learn how to grow cilantro seeds and plants in you home garden.
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Focus On' Cutting Looseleaf Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
One of the easiest vegetable garden plants to grow.
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All About Corn

Corn is extremely easy to grow provided you have enough space. You will need a minimum 10-foot by 10-foot area to ensure proper pollination.

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All About Cosmos
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All About Cucumbers
No summer garden should be without cucumbers. They are very easy to grow and are very prolific.
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All About Eggplants

Wait until night temperatures are consistently in the 60's before setting out eggplant transplants.

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All About Kale

As winter crops, kale and collards can't be beat. These two members of the cole family are the least problematic and hardiest plants in the wide and varied Brassica tribe.

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All About Lettuce

Gardeners can select from a large variety of lettuces that are easy to grow, highly productive in limited space, and virtually pest and disease free.

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All About Marigolds

Marigolds are incredibly easy-going and reliable under a wide range of growing conditions. Once planted, marigolds grow rapidly with no fuss.

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All About Onions

Onions fit into three categories: short-day, intermediate-day and long-day varieties. Gardeners in plant hardiness Zone 7 and south will succeed best with short-day onion varieties.

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All About Spinach

Spinach is one of the few vegetables with beets and chard that prefers a neutral to alkaline soil (pH 7.0 or above).

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All About Pansies

Recommended for beginning gardeners. Especially when purchased as bedding plants, pansies are very easy to grow and require only a minimum of care to provide a very long flowering season.

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