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!

How To Grow Cauliflower Successfully

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Cauliflower can be temperamental but the best way to grow cauliflower is to plant it in the spring or fall, when temperatures don’t get too hot. Here’s some great tips on ways to grow cauliflower: Getting Started: Two Methods 1) Starting Seeds Indoors & Transplanting Note: Transplants work best but can be direct seeded. (See

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How To Grow Delicious Oyster Mushrooms

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Are you fascinated by the idea of growing your own mushrooms? If so, we recommend starting with the oyster mushroom variety — especially pink oyster mushrooms. Growing mushrooms isn’t as difficult as you may have heard. You don’t need a biology degree or any complicated equipment. Everyone can do it! Pink oyster mushrooms taste like

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How To Grow Broccoli Successfully

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Broccoli is a surprisingly complicated vegetable and can be hard to grow. It is one of the top vegetables that our readers said they had difficulty growing—and for good reason! But, if you are up for the challenge, follow our helpful growing guide below! General notes: Planting timing and watering details are very specific. Temperature

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How to Grow Brussels sprouts

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Brussels sprouts can be easy to grow. The trick is sowing seeds so that buds will develop after the mid to late summer heat is over. To do this, it’s recommended to plant seedlings around the start of summer so they will mature in the cool weather, ready for fall or early winter harvest. Here

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How To Grow Watermelons

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Watermelon can be trickier to grow than its close relatives: cucumber and squash. But a combination of warm soil, steady moisture, and proper fertilization can lead to sweet success. Here are some important tips. Getting Started: Two Methods 1) Indoor Preparation & Transplanting 2) Direct Seeding Outdoors Water Watermelons require consistent soil moisture for best

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What Are Plant Hardiness Zones?

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Plant Hardiness Zones are areas on a map that tell you which plants will do best where you live. They are based on the average lowest temperatures of each region of the US. Find your Plant Hardiness Zone using the official map above. Hardiness zones are sometimes referred to as “growing zones” or “gardener’s zones”

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How To Grow Turnips

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This member of the Brassicaceae family is known as being a traditional Thanksgiving side dish. Turnips are so easy to grow and come in different varieties but purple and white are the most popular. You can grow the large ones, which can get as big as tennis balls, or try small turnips that resemble radishes.

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How To Grow Spinach

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There are so many great reasons to grow spinach! This nutritional powerhouse is a versatile green, perfect on salads, in sandwiches, or cooked in a variety of ways—and it’s a plant that does as well in container gardens as vegetable beds if you don’t have a lot of garden space. How To Plant Spinach Start:

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How To Grow Pumpkins

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Jack-O-Lanterns, pumpkin pies, pumpkin soup—the possibilities are limitless! Grow the perfect pumpkin, from pie pumpkins, tiny pumpkins to use in your fall décor, or giant pumpkins that will impress your fellow gardeners! How To Plant Pumpkins Start: If you live in an area with a long growing season, then you can plant pumpkin seeds directly

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How To Grow Radishes

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Want a rapidly maturing crop that you can plant in succession for a steady supply of vegetables all summer long? Then radishes are the way to go! Crispy and tasty, they’re great cooked or sliced on salads. How To Plant Radishes Start: Always start radishes from seed! They’ll germinate in just 4 to 5 days.

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