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Why You Should Grow Zinnias In Your Vegetable Garden – 6 Great Benefits!

Are you wondering if it’s truly worth it to grow zinnias in your vegetable garden this year? The answer is an astonishing YES!  Zinnias grow as annuals in Zones 2 through 8. They are heat and drought-tolerant and are overlooked by deer and other wildlife. In addition, they are easy to sow and maintain all …

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How To Prune Tomato Plants – The Secret To Productive Tomato Plants!

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are about how and why to prune your tomato plants. Believe it or not – pruning is one of the best things you can do for your tomatoes to ensure healthy plants and a bigger and better harvest. Tomato plants are one of the most beloved vegetable plants of …

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How To Keep Begonias Blooming All Summer – The Simple Secrets To Success!

Begonias are one of the most classic flowering annuals of all – and certainly a flower that with just a bit of help, you can keep blooming from late spring all the way until late fall. These old-time favorite flowers are well known for their colorful prolific blooms and their dense green foliage. Their blooms …

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6 Annual Flowers That Attract Honeybees – How To Bring In Pollinators!

Looking for a few beautiful annual flowers to attract honeybees to your landscape? In order for a garden to be successful and productive, it needs to have pollinators nearby. And one of the best pollinators around is the workhorse honeybee. While some plants can self pollinate, most rely on pollinators to transfer pollen from one …

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How To Eliminate Cucumber Beetles – How To Battle Beetles And Win!

Looking for a few great methods to eliminate cucumber beetles? Cucumbers aren’t a difficult crop to grow, but they can certainly be susceptible to disease and pests. And one of the worst pests of all happens to be the dreaded cucumber beetle!   Like most gardeners, you probably have a crop of cucumbers growing in your …

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How To Create A Butterfly Garden –┬áPlants & Tips For Attracting Butterflies

Creating a butterfly garden is a great way to not only add visual interest to your property but also create a wonderful space that will attract and sustain all life cycles of these beautiful pollinators!  Butterflies are fun to watch flutter around, but they are also very beneficial to both vegetable and flower gardens. Butterflies …

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How To Hand Pollinate Zucchini & Cucumbers – Learn To Easily Help Produce Fruit!

Have you ever wondered how easy it is to hand pollinate zucchini, cucumbers, or other cucurbits? Cucurbits like cucumbers and zucchini are a garden staple for most growers. However, they can often have issues when it comes to pollination and fruit production. That’s why it’s good to know how to hand-pollinate – and it is …

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How To Keep Cosmos Blooming Strong – From Spring Until Fall!

Cosmos are one of the easiest and beautiful annual flowers to grow from seeds, and with just a few basic tips, you can keep them healthy and blooming all season long.  These daisy-like flowers are quick to impress. They can go from seed to flowering plant in just two short months. But without a little …

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How To Fertilize Tomato Plants For Success! The Simple Secrets To A Big Harvest

This week’s podcast and corresponding article are all about how to best fertilize your tomato plants, including when to fertilize, how often, and a look at some of the best fertilizing methods to use. Tomatoes are big feeders from the soil. Not only are they heavy feeders of nitrogen, but they also require potassium, phosphorous, …

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How To Rotate Garden Crops – And Why It’s So Important For Your Plants!

While there aren’t many hard and fast rules when it comes to gardening, there are a few simple tips that you need to keep in mind in order to have a successful harvest. One of those key tips is to rotate your garden crops every year. Have you ever had a bumper crop of green …

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