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Garlic

Garlic is a member of the allium family. It is an ancient bulbous vegetable. Garlic is easy to grow and requires very little space in the garden.

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Growing Impatiens as House Plants

With a little extra care, Impatiens listed by Burpee can be grown successfully as house plants throughout the year.

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Growing Onions from Seed

Onion seed of both white and yellow varieties, can be sown indoors in flats, early in the spring. 

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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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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 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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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 Sunflowers

Sunflowers grow best in locations with full sun. They are remarkably tough and will grow in any kind of soil as long as it is not waterlogged.

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  • If the best looking melons in the garden had little or no flavor last summer, the problem may be the variety planted. Some melon types do better in a region than others and only trial and error or an experienced local gardener or county extension agent can guide you.

    Occasionally the problem is the soil. It may lack sufficient nutrients or the pH can be too low. Dig in compost or rotted manure before planting. Melons do best in neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Have your soil tested and if the pH is below 6.5, amend with lime. Sometimes a lot of rain near the time of harvest will dilute the sugar in melons affecting taste. Watermelons will regain their sugars if you hold off harvesting for a few days. Cantaloupes will not.