Deadheading: A Beneficial Pruning Tactic

Deadheading: A Beneficial Pruning Tactic

Although it might seem contradictory, removing blooms can actually promote growth in your garden. While pruning is a selective and targeted technique — its goal to remove unproductive, unhealthy, or otherwise undesired plant tissue — the more specific practice of deadheading eliminates “spent” blossoms from plants so new ones can take their place. Of course, […]

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When Is the Right Time to Harvest Your Produce?

Whether in your garden or at the grocery store, picking produce at the optimal time helps ensure maximum enjoyment. Harvest your fruits and veggies just as they ripen for the best flavor, texture, and juiciness. But how do you know when the time is right? Take advantage of our tips to help you identify the […]

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Shield Your Yields: Common Garden Animal Defenses

Keeping wildlife out of the garden is a top priority for many gardeners. Neighborhood rabbits, groundhogs, deer, and other common animals can really take a toll on your garden’s output. Find out what solutions are available, and end the frustration with Jobe’s ideas for humane animal barriers – ranging from catch-and-release traps to fencing and […]

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Waiting Out the Winter: Growing Herbs Indoors

Waiting Out the Winter: Growing Herbs Indoors

Depending on where you live and what you’re trying to grow, winter may have thwarted your gardening abilities. Between less moisture and relative humidity, the potential for frost, and freezing ground, plants aren’t likely to prosper no matter what tactics you employ. For diehard gardeners and novices alike, this season can seem like lost progress […]

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Revive your Summer Garden

There is no doubt about it — we’re in the dog days of summer. And while I love summer, our gardens can take a real hit about this time of year. High heat, low rainfall, muggy air — you name it, and the garden will feel it. So how can you revive your summer garden […]

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