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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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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Don’t ignore garden debris that can harbor insects and diseases to attack next year’s garden. Collect leaves, sticks and plant stems and run them through a shredder before adding to the compost pile. If the pile heats up well (to about 170 degrees), most insects, weed seed and diseases should be destroyed. If you don't compost, use the debris as mulch on unrelated plants. For example, don't put tomato debris where tomatoes, peppers, eggplant or potatoes will be planted next spring. For that matter, use all vegetable waste to mulch bushes, trees and perennials. Simply rake plant debris into rows and run a mulching lawn mower over it several times before spreading.