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 Radishes
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Gardening Organically
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Second Year Gardening

Did you grow your first vegetable garden last year? Was it all that you hoped for? Are you planning to try again this year?

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Ornamental Pots

Pots are the perfect way to bring the color, life and softness of plants to a patio, balcony, steps, walk or porch. But they have a place in the garden too

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Growing Backyard Berries
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Organic Pest Control
Once you see evidence of a bug offensive in your garden, there are steps you can take to protect your plants and re-balance your backyard ecosystem.
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What Is An Heirloom

Heirloom varieties are open-pollinated--meaning that the seeds you collect from one year will produce plants with most of the characteristics of the parent plant.

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Shade Gardens
Don't be afraid of the shade. Like their solar opposite, sun gardens, with their vibrant oranges and eye-popping reds, shade gardens have their own special appeal.
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Kid's Gardening
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All About Asparagus

Asparagus plants will grow well in virtually all areas of the US and lower Canada, except where there is extreme summer heat.

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All About Beets

Beets are a cool season favorite grown for their fleshy, round to oblong roots. Beets can also tolerate hot temperatures too.

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All About Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are relatively easy to grow and take up little space in the garden. They must be started indoors 4 weeks before your last frost date.

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All About Cantaloupe

This easy growing specialty melon can be direct sown after all danger of frost, or started indoors 3-4 weeks before setting out.

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All About Carrots

Carrots are an easy to grow cool-season crop. All you need is a bright, sunny location with well-drained soil that is free from stones.

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Pickling
Pickles dress up everything from sandwiches to salads. While it
may seem a complex process to transform a cucumber into a pickle, it's
actually relatively easy.
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Leeks Top the Charts
Leeks have a subtle almost sweet flavor and are very easy to grow. They can be left in the garden for months and harvested as needed.
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Bees, Glorious Bees
One of the most invaluable living things on the planet is less than one inch long and lives for only a few months – the busy little honeybee.
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Greenhouse Growing- Introduction
Have you thought about adding a greenhouse to your property? Find out
all the basics of greenhouse gardening.
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Greenhouse Growing- Plant Care
Growing under the cover of a greenhouse is a little different than
traditional outdoor gardening. Unlike gardening outside, greenhouse
growing includes meeting a greater percentage of your plant's needs.
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Alliums
Alliums are perhaps the season's most formidable flower.
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Butterfly Milkweed
Perennial wildflower, terrific in flower beds.
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The Challenges of Deer
To deer, a well tended garden is a living feast.
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Ornamental Kale
Ornamental kales are refreshingly care-free plants.
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Crocus
Crocus are inexpensive, reliable little jewels.
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