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Little Spring Bulbs
Add some sparkle to your home garden. Read article
Growing Summer Eggplant
Beautiful fruit with a luscious, succulent texture and mild flavor. Watch Video
Growing Onions
Onions are the tastiest of vegetables and are extremely easy to grow from “sets” or “transplants”. Watch our video to learn to grow your own onions. Watch Video
Canning Basics
Canning is a great way to keep enjoying your garden bounty all year long. Many gardeners think it’s difficult to do but it’s really very simple. Read article
Garden of Bargains
“We, The Vegetables. . .”
This Spring, George Ball puts his signature on the Bill of Rights...for vegetables everywhere. Read article
Raspberries Gardening Guide
What to do when your plants arrive. Read article
Small Fruit Gardening Guide
What to do when your plants arrive. Read article
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  • It's worth the effort it takes to rig supports at planting time for the tall garden plants. Relatively self-reliant standbys such as hollyhocks, cleome, cosmos, and sunflowers are still vulnerable to gusty winds, heavy summer downpours, running kids and dogs or stray flying objects like soccer balls. Tie single-stemmed plants individually. Use green bamboo stakes or equally sturdy sticks long enough to be within six inches of the mature height of the plant after being sunk in the ground 10 or 12 inches. Fasten the stem to the stake with unobtrusive green string or plant ties wrapped first around the stake, then loosely around the stem then back to the stake.