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Planting Guides

Our Planting Guides contain everything you need to know about planting, growing, and caring for these garden favorites so you’ll have a successful growing season. We provide information on watering, light requirements, fertilizing, harvesting and more, plus a host of helpful links and recipes for each. Happy gardening!

Pole Beans Planting Guide

With only the small effort of building a trellis or arranging a row of stakes, pole beans give the gardener a continuous crop of delicious beans in a space saving design that also adds and interesting dimension to a home garden. How To Grow Pole

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Bell Peppers Planting Guide

Peppers come in a plethora of varieties and are cultivated all over the world. One of the most popular and versatile is the big, sweet bell pepper. How To Grow Bell Peppers Start: Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Plant ¼” deep in

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Cucumbers Planting Guide

Whether slicing up for fresh eating or jarring as pickles, cucumbers’ cool, crisp taste, and ease of growing make them one of the most popular vegetables each summer.

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Tomato Planting Guide

Tomatoes can be found in nearly every vegetable garden across the country, and with good reason, as little else compares to the flavor of a home-grown tomato. See how easy they are to grow!

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Onions Planting Guide

Used in countless recipes and one of the best vegetables for long storage, onion are a great way to enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the entire year.

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Helpful Hint…

To make the fluffiest mashed potatoes, boil up a starchier variety like Russets or bakers. These absorb butter and cream the best.

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