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How to Plant and Grow a Winter Vegetable Garden

Vegetables for the Cold Season

Winter doesn’t mean the end of gardening season. In fact, many vegetables thrive in the cooler temperatures, providing fresh, delicious produce even when snow may be on the ground. If you’ve been curious about cultivating a winter vegetable garden, this guide will help you get started. Below, we cover everything you need to know about planting, growing, and enjoying the bounty of winter vegetables.

Why Grow a Winter Vegetable

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The Ultimate Guide to Growing Peppers in Your Backyard

Growing Peppers – Add a little spice to your life

Peppers, from sweet bell to fiery chili, add a dash of color and a burst of flavor to any garden. In today’s post, we’ll guide you step-by-step through the delightful journey of growing your very own peppers. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or a novice gardener, this comprehensive guide has something for everyone.

Why Grow Peppers?

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Mastering the Art of Leaf Pruning for Healthier Vegetable Gardens

“Leaf Stripping” to promote vegetable plant growth and health

If you’re a gardener, you’re familiar with the concept of pruning. While many of us associate pruning with shaping ornamental plants, shrubs, and trees, it’s also a crucial practice in vegetable gardens. More specifically, we’re talking about ‘leaf stripping,’ a technique where leaves, usually from the bottom of the plant, are removed. This simple yet strategic move can significantly enhance the health and productivity of your … Read the rest

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Planting Your First Vegetable Garden: Top Choices for Beginner Gardeners

So, you’ve decided to start your own vegetable garden? That’s fantastic news! You’re embarking on a journey that’s not only fulfilling, but also one that can provide healthy, organic produce for your family. The question now is, “What are the best things to grow in my first vegetable garden?”

Beginner gardeners should opt for vegetables that are easy to grow, require little maintenance, and can provide bountiful harvests. Let’s take a look at some … Read the rest

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Vegetable Companion Planting Reference

Companion Planting for Edible Crops

Crop Compatible companions Incompatible
Asparagus tomato, parsley, basil  
Beans most vegetables and herbs onion, garlic, gladiolus
Beans, bush Irish potato, cucumber, corn, strawberry, celery, summer savory onion family
Beans, pole corn, summer savory, radish onion, beets, kohlrabi, sunflower
Beets cabbage and onion families, lettuce pole beans
Cabbage family aromatic herbs, celery, beets, onion family, chamomile, spinach,
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