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.
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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All about Cauliflower
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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 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 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 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 Peas
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All About Petunias

Petunias are moderately easy to grow from seed, and extremely easy to grow from commercially grown seedlings.

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Garlic
Garlic plants require deep, friable, well-drained soil in full sun. Dig plenty of organic matter into the soil before planting.
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How to grow huge pumpkins
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Growing Beans - Pole or Bush
Direct sow pole or bush bean seeds for an abundant harvest.
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Top 10 Tomato Solutions
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Sustainable Gardening
“Waste not want not.” Learn how to create a sustainable garden.
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Front Yard Vegetable Garden
On your way home from work, stop and grab a salad. And hey, grab a bouquet of flowers, too. No need to go to the grocery store. Pick them up on your way in the front door. Pick them from your front yard.
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Staking and Supports
Wrassling with a toppling six-foot-tall plant can be a struggle that is hard on gardeners as well as on blooms and fruit. So corral and support those plants with cages, stakes, trellises and arbors before they become overpowering.
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Floating Row Covers
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Winter Sown Vegetables
Winter Sown Vegetables.
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Garlic Gardening Guide
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Onions Gardening Guide
What to do when your plants arrive.
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Container Vegetables

No place to dig a garden? You can still grow your own food!

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