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The Complete Guide to Growing Rhubarb – A Spring Delight

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Rhubarb, with its vibrant crimson stalks and tart flavor, has long been a staple in gardens around the world. Originally cultivated for its medicinal properties in ancient China, rhubarb eventually found its way into culinary traditions across Europe and North America. Today, it is grown in temperate climates all over… Read More »The Complete Guide to Growing Rhubarb – A Spring Delight

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Hardening Off Your Seedlings: Time to Get Tough

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In today’s podcast, we talk in-depth about the process of hardening off seedlings before planting them out in pots, raised beds, or out in the garden. Before transplanting your seedlings into the garden, it’s essential to introduce them gradually to outdoor conditions—a process known as hardening off. This involves exposing… Read More »Hardening Off Your Seedlings: Time to Get Tough

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Spring Planting Tips: Maximizing Your Garden’s Potential In April

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ContentsIt is April and the Spring Garden is in Full SwingSew It Grow It Cook It Podcast Episode 10Arugula: A Versatile GreenBasil: A Favorite HerbBeets: A Root Crop ChallengeChives: A Perennial FavoriteCulantro: A Unique FlavorCorn: A Space-Intensive CropLettuce, Onions, and Potatoes: Spring StaplesRadishes: Quick and EasySwiss Chard: A Year-Round Delight… Read More »Spring Planting Tips: Maximizing Your Garden’s Potential In April

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Sherva’s Tomato Obsession: It’s the Year of the Heirloom Tomato

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Sherva admittedly has a tomato obsession. How else could you explain having a library of 200 heirloom tomato seeds and growing 42 different varieties? ContentsListen to Podcast Episode 9: Sherva’s Heirloom Tomato ObsessionThe Difference Between Heirloom and Hybrid TomatoesBenefits of Growing Heirloom TomatoSpecial Issues Growing an Heirloom TomatoSome Quick Growing… Read More »Sherva’s Tomato Obsession: It’s the Year of the Heirloom Tomato

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Blooms And Butterflies: How To Make Your Garden A Pollinator Hotspot

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In a vibrant garden ecosystem, pollinators play a pivotal role. From bees and butterflies to hummingbirds and beetles, these tiny creatures serve as vital messengers, facilitating the reproduction of flowering plants and ensuring the continuation of diverse habitats. As stewards of our gardens, it’s essential to recognize and harness the… Read More »Blooms And Butterflies: How To Make Your Garden A Pollinator Hotspot

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Guarding Your Groceries: Expert Tips for Plant Disease Prevention

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Plant Disease Management: Insights from the Garden In the gardening world, dealing with the complexities of a plant disease can be daunting. However, armed with knowledge and practical tips, gardeners can effectively manage and mitigate the impact of these diseases on their beloved plants. The journey to mastering plant disease… Read More »Guarding Your Groceries: Expert Tips for Plant Disease Prevention

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The Joy of Lazy Gardening: Composting Basics and Exciting Pepper Varieties

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Hello, fellow garden enthusiasts! Today, Karen and I had a lovely chat about our recent garden adventures and upcoming plans. In our latest episode of Grow It Sow It Cook It, we delved into the wonderful world of composting and discussed exciting varieties of hot peppers we’re planning to grow… Read More »The Joy of Lazy Gardening: Composting Basics and Exciting Pepper Varieties

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Blooms and Blunders: Learning from Our Gardening Mistakes

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ContentsWe Must Be Very Smart By Now!Seed-Starting: Getting the Timing Rightthe Right Seed Starting MixGive Yourself Some Room in the GardenComposting MistakesOptimism is Not A Gardening Mistake We Must Be Very Smart By Now! Are you struggling with some gardening mishaps? Do you find your seedlings performing in a way… Read More »Blooms and Blunders: Learning from Our Gardening Mistakes