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 Raspberries


Raspberries need full sun, well-drained soil with a pH between 5.8-6.5, good air circulation, and protection from strong winds.

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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 your perennial plants

Burpee's vigorous, field-grown perennials will bloom for many years to come.

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How to grow huge pumpkins
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Rosemary in your Home Garden

With very little effort and not even the best soil, a gardener can grow enough rosemary to supply not only the needs of family and friends, but every restaurant in the area.

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Small Space Gardening
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Fragrant Herbs

The magical scent of fragrant herbs in your home garden can take you time traveling, evoking memories of people and places.

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Planting Hollyhock Flowers
Hollyhock truly is an old garden favorite, with a long blooming season. Usually considered a short-lived perennial in Zones 3-8, but may live for several years if stalks are cut off at their bases after the flowers fade.
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Ornamental Grass
Ornamental Grasses comprise a marvelous group of plants requiring little care. They are not lawn grasses, but rather a group of plants with graceful habits and heights, fine textures and colors that add great beauty and interest to the garden.
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Growing impatiens from seed

Impatiens are moderately difficult to grow from seed, but a little TLC will give satisfying results.

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Growing Beans - Pole or Bush
Direct sow pole or bush bean seeds for an abundant harvest.
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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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Composting
Composting is the best way to improve soil and create a perfect home, teeming with life, for the roots of your plants. Learn how to compost...
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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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Dividing Your Perennials
Plants can handle being handled. So when it’s time to divide your perennials, be brave.
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Butterfly Factory
Every well dressed garden needs a bit of jewelry. Butterflies are jewels in the garden.
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Growing Herbs Good for Drying
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Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Harmony
There’s a bit of fabulous chaos happening in the gardening world. Beans are happily climbing with clematis.
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The Non-stop Garden - Flowers for Fall
The flowers of fall are worth waiting all summer for.
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How To Grow Blueberry Plants
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Growing Berries - Nutritional Facts
Growing Berries - Healthy Lifestyle Choice
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Daffodils: Spring’s Frilly, Flashing Trumpets
Daffodils are easy, elegant, early-blooming flowers capable of warming a gardener's heart. Learn more about daffodils.
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