Seasonal Gardening

What Are The Benefits Of Snow In The Garden?

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A lot of snow might seem problematic for the growing season, but in fact many gardeners see it as a good sign for crop yields. There is a great deal of folklore around the benefits of snow for crops, but does it hold true? Learn about the benefits of snow beyond the natural beauty it

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How To Harvest Saffron Spice Successfully

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Saffron, often referred to as “red gold,” is a spice that has dazzled the world with its amazing flavor and vibrant color. Harvesting your own saffron spice is a journey filled with tradition and a deep connection to nature. In this article, we’ll explore the delicate process of harvesting, step by step, from the saffron

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All About Apples with Kaitlyn Jill Thornton

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Hey FA readers! When we asked you which fall flavor you loved more: pumpkins or apples, we were pleasantly surprised to hear you say apples! To honor your interest, we contacted an expert to answer your frequently asked questions and to learn about newer varieties like Cosmic Crisp! Read on to learn more about apples

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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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How To Grow Eggplant

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If you love grilling, then plant some eggplant this year! Eggplant steaks are great on the grill—and this is a vegetable that you can easily grow in containers if you don’t have a lot of space. How To Plant Eggplant Start: Start eggplants indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date. Take them outside daily

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How To Grow Cabbage

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Cabbage is a versatile veggie that can be frozen, canned, eaten fresh, or turned into sauerkraut. It comes in different varieties, too, so grow green cabbage if you want to keep it traditional or try red cabbage to add color to your favorite dishes. How To Plant Cabbage Start: Start seeds indoors between 4 and

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How To Grow Beets

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Beets are high in fiber and packed with vitamins—and they make delicious pickles! Best of all, they’re easy to grow. Try a few in your veggie plot! How To Plant Beets Start: Beets do best in cooler weather, so start them outdoors directly in your garden plot in spring or in late summer. Daytime temperatures

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