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Veggie Gardening

While it’s fresh in your mind, it’s a good idea to record what is happening in your veggie garden to make next year’s garden even better. We're including some advice on what to take special note of now, so you can make any needed changes before the next planting season. We’ll talk crop rotation, water, and drip choices.

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Specialty pumpkins

Pumpkins 101

Pumpkins are some of the longest tenants in our gardens, requiring up to four months of growth and maturation before harvest. We have tips for a successful crop by All Hallow’s Eve.


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Vegetable Gardens

Vegetable Gardens

This is our favorite time of year—tomatoes are plentiful, there’s enough zucchini for the neighbors, and we’re pickling to enjoy when the season’s over. Hard to believe it’s time to talk winter veggies. Let's look at some of the benefits and planting timeline of winter gardening.

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August Garden Tasks

August Garden Tasks

The veggie garden is exploding, the grapes are starting to color up, and, thankfully, weed and insect pests are slowing down. For August, we have some advice for you on odd looking leaves, fruit tree care, and getting busy on cool-season vegetables.



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leaffooted bug on tomato

Veggie Garden: Troubleshooting

You’ve worked hard to get your veggie plants in the ground and now you’re looking forward to the taste of your first ripe tomato. Let’s make sure your plants stay happy and healthy throughout the entire growing season. We’ve listed seven common veggie garden problems along with solutions to fix them. 

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Herb Garden in Terracotta Pots

Mediterranean Mix

We're kicking off our Summer Series with a live event! Join us for a creative, hands-on garden project, we'll walk you through an herb-inspired cocktail, and our guest DJ will provide the music mixes to shake it up. Get the details.
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Garden with raised beds

June Garden Tasks

June is when summer comes to stay and everything is growing! Our June Garden Tasks keep your yard and garden humming along beautifully with pointers on fertilizing, weed control, and managing insects and disease.

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Raised Vegetable Beds

It's time to get your warm-season veggies in the ground, and raised beds are a great option for growing all your edible plants. Learn how to position your plants, choose a soil, get tips for watering, and more. 
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Aphids on a plant

An Ounce of Prevention

Spring is here, the weather is warming up in the garden, and that means we’re seeing a lot more activity among our plants—both good and not so good. Many of you have contacted us with questions about what’s going on in your garden, so we’ve pulled together answers to some common questions about pest and disease problems, along with recommended treatments.  

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