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 Artichokes

Artichokes are best grown in damp weather, with cool summer temperatures and mild winters.

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All About Watermelons

Every gardener should plant a hill or two of watermelons as they are easy to grow and, oh so good on sultry summer afternoons.

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Tomato Tips

Follow our easy tips and tricks to grow tomato plants and you'll have plenty of perfect summer tomatoes!

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All About Swiss Chard

Chard is a close relative of beets. It is often grown as a summer substitute for spinach because of its tolerance for warm temperatures.

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All About Potatoes

Potatoes are thickened underground stems called tubers. For good tuber development, potatoes require deep, loose, well-drained soil that is free from stones.

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All About Melons

All melons are warm-season crops that prefer rich, warm soil in full sun.

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All About Leeks
Leeks prefer deep, rich soil in full sun. Start seeds 10 to 12 weeks before the last frost in spring.
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All About Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi prefers rich, well-drained soil in full sun. You can plant this cool-season crop for a spring for a spring or fall harvest in the North, or for a winter harvest in the South.
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All About Collards
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All About Tomatoes

Fruiting crops, including tomatoes, need full sun most of the day for good production of quality fruit.

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All About Squash
If you're looking for a vegetable that's easy to grow and produces huge yields, you can't beat summer squash.
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Growing Spinach Seeds

Spinach is a cool season crop, developing at its best when growth is quick and continuous. Provide full sun, cool nights and plentiful water supply.

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All About Radishes
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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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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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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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Hot Weather Tips For Tomatoes
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