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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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  • Fall salad crops can be difficult to start because garden soil is often very warm when seeds need to be planted. To trick the internal mechanism that allows seeds to germinate in warm ground, freeze them for a week or two.
    Or start seeds indoors in flats where it’s cool, and transplant seedlings into the garden immediately after germination. Be sure to include winter or cold-hardy lettuce varieties when planting. They will take temperatures down into the 20s with little or no protection. ‘Little Caesar’, Buttercrunch’ lettuces, ‘Frizz E’endive and ‘Baby’s Leaf Hybrid’ spinach are good choices. When the thermometer dips below freezing, lay an old bed sheet or floating row cover directly over the lettuce, endive and spinach for protection.