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Tales from Green Country: Blackberry Container Gardening

Yesterday I bought two blackberry bushes, one to put in the ground backyard, and one for my large porch container.  Then I let my dog outside, when I went back out to bring her in a little bit later, I noticed that she had chewed up the entire prickly blackberry bush that I had just …

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Tales from Green Country: The Joys of Seed Gardening

From pretty much the beginning of this year, I’ve been tucked away in my house, suffering from allergies which turned into a very long lasting sinus infection, so when it finally started clearing up last weekend, just as spring was blooming, I was ecstatic to emerge from my cave and do some first-of-the-year gardening. This …

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How to Grow a Pineapple Plant from a Grocery Store Pineapple

Pineapples take time to grow. In fact, once you plant a pineapple stem in your garden, it can take about 2 years for the plant to reach a height of about 25 to 30 inches. At this stage, you can see the plant producing fruits. Growing a Pineapple from Stem In order to grow pineapple …

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Growing Organic Raspberries

Raspberry Facts Growing organic raspberries have a dual usage; berries for eating and leaves for tea. Raspberry leaves can be dried and used for herbal and medicinal teas. Growing organic raspberries contain significant amounts of antioxidants which have been proven to improve your overall vascular health. There are two main types to be aware of when …

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Growing Organic Strawberries

Strawberry Fields Forever Growing organic strawberries is my single most favorite food to grow in our garden. We have 300 new feet of growing strawberries coming into their second year this year, which means we’ll pack a freezer out with strawberries! Growing strawberries commercially began in the 1700’s when a French farmer crossed a North …

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All You Need to Know About Growing Strawberries

Strawberries are possibly the most irresistible and beautiful fruits. Everything about them be it color, texture or flavor is appealing which is why many people love growing strawberries in their home garden. Strawberries are really diverse fruits and are used in many mouth-watering preparations like cakes, jams, jellies, tarts, ice- creams, etc. You can try …

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Diseases That Can Damage Your Strawberry Plants

Strawberries, just like most of the other plants, are susceptible to many diseases. It is really crucial to know about the common diseases and pests that have the capacity to cause severe damage to your strawberry plants. In case you do not supervise and take care of the plants then they will become vulnerable to …

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This Year’s Garden: Watermelon, Squash, Strawberries, and a Salsa Garden

This weekend I cleaned out the garden beds, replenished them with new peat moss, and planted new fruits and veggies.  I’m so excited! To clean the beds, I raked out the top layer of weeds and leaves, then pulled the rest out.  Then I went shopping at my favorite local nursery for some new fruits …

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Growing Soft Fruit – A Short Guide to the Most Common Soft Fruits

No allotment or vegetable patch should be without soft fruit. As well as epitomising all that is summer with their abundance of juicy berries, they make a very versatile crop to eaten in season or stored in various ways to be enjoyed over the winter months. Who can resist a handful of freshly picked raspberries …

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November in the Vegetable Garden

November in the vegetable garden and winter is beginning to take hold. Beds that were filled with late season produce are now laid bare, stems of runner beans have died off twisted around their supports and the greenhouse is all but emptied. However, there will be a few winter crops growing strong. Winter brassicas such …

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