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.
Growing Peppers

Peppers are a breeze to grow. Basically, you plant them and watch them take off! But, for maximum production, a little pampering helps. Plant peppers in a bed that receives full sun.

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Hardening Off Your Seedlings

Your seedlings may look like they are ready to go it on their own in your garden, but be kind, prepare them for the extremes of your garden with a process called ‘hardening off.’

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Indoor Seed Starting

It's possible to have a fine vegetable garden by buying young plants. But you will have a much wider range of possibilities if you start your own plants from seeds indoors.

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Direct Sow Seeds
It's the miracle everyone wants: You plant a seed in the soil, add a little water and sunshine, and soon you're eating what you grew.
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Seed Starting Basics

Growing from seed not only gives you a much larger selection of vegetables and flowers to choose from, it also lets you get a jump on the growing season by starting many plants indoors.

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Starting Seeds in a Jar
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Eggshell Garden Hatchings
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Direct Sow Seeds
It's the miracle everyone wants: You plant a seed in the soil, add a little water and sunshine, and soon you're eating what you grew.
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Saving Seed Packets
Saving seeds from year to year reflects a gardener’s very best intentions and a naturally thrifty nature.
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