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Growing Fresh Herbs and Salad Greens Indoors | Gardening Advice

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In winter there’s nothing I miss more than fresh herbs and salad greens from my summer vegetable garden.... Read More »

Hosta Plants | Planting, Care, and Pest Advice

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Hosta plants have been a favorite foliage plant in New England gardens since the early 1800s. Originally from... Read More »

How Do You Grow Giant Pumpkins? | Big Question with Steve Connolly

2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (66% score)

In the world of giant-pumpkin growing, Steve Connolly is one of its stars. In 2000 he became the... Read More »

How Long Do Seeds Last?

How Long Do Seeds Last?

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Before I buy new seeds, I’d like to know if I can use the ones I have left... Read More »

How to Control Invasive Bittersweet | Gardening Advice

How to Control Invasive Bittersweet | Gardening Advice

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What can I do to manage the bittersweet entangling the bank at the back of my house and... Read More »

How to Divide Hostas | Instructions and Advice

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Hosta plants—leafy, shade-loving perennials—can be found in sizes that range from about 6 inches to more than four... Read More »

How to Grow Greens in a Bag of Potting Soil

How to Grow Greens in a Bag of Potting Soil

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

  Looking for an easy method to grow vegetables like lettuce, spinach, and Swiss chard? Growing leafy greens... Read More »

How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

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Whether you want to snack on them, feed them to the birds, or plant them for next year,... Read More »

How to Make Mums Last Longer | Gardening Advice

How to Make Mums Last Longer | Gardening Advice

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Nothing announces the change of the season from summer to fall in New England more than the sight... Read More »

Is Bittersweet Invasive? | Gardening Advice

Is Bittersweet Invasive? | Gardening Advice

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Last spring I sent away for three bittersweet plants and received one male and two female plants. These... Read More »

Keep Deer out of the Garden | 5 Non-Toxic Gardening Tips

Keep Deer out of the Garden | 5 Non-Toxic Gardening Tips

9 votes, 4.44 avg. rating (87% score)

It can be very disappointing to find that a plant or plants you have nurtured from seed and... Read More »

Kitchen Garden Tips

Kitchen Garden Tips

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

A kitchen garden is a separate garden plot located close to the kitchen door for spring, summer and... Read More »

Lilac Not Blooming | Gardening Advice

Lilac Not Blooming | Gardening Advice

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Q: The lilac bushes that I planted in 2009 did not bloom last year and only had three... Read More »

Make a Cinder Block Garden Bed

Make a Cinder Block Garden Bed

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Looking for an alternative to the traditional wooden raised garden bed? Here’s an idea that is super simple:... Read More »

Make a Mini Greenhouse with Recycled Items

Make a Mini Greenhouse with Recycled Items

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We all have a few small, clear plastic cartons with lids hanging around—you know the ones—those clamshell containers... Read More »

Make Tools Last with These Four Simple Rules

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It’s tempting to skip tool cleanup when your gardening chores are done — there’s always something else that... Read More »

Not My Grandmother’s Paperwhites | Mary’s Farm

Not My Grandmother’s Paperwhites | Mary’s Farm

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My grandmother had a sun porch, and around the edges, in front of the windows, she had copper... Read More »

Peony Care | Tips to Grow Healthy Plants

Peony Care | Tips to Grow Healthy Plants

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Peonies have been called the “Marilyn Monroe” of flowers simply because they are so stunning.  Fragrant and perfect... Read More »

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds to the Garden

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Hummingbirds are always welcome guests in gardens. It’s fascinating to watch them flit from plant to plant like... Read More »

Preserve Hydrangeas | Garden Advice

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Q. My blue hydrangea has produced spectacular flowers this summer, and I want to use them in fall... Read More »

Prevent Pest Damage to Hollyhocks

Prevent Pest Damage to Hollyhocks

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I had gorgeous hollyhocks for years, but this year a half-inch bug took up residence in the double... Read More »

Quick and Easy Money-Saving Gardening Tips

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Quick and easy money-saving gardening tips are always appreciated by thrifty New Englanders. With a good few months... Read More »

Square-Foot Gardening

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Square-foot gardening is a way for gardeners to grow a variety of veggies in small areas such as in... Read More »

Step by Step Instructions to Plant a Sunny Container Garden

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The Benefits of Mulching | Gardening Advice

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There are many benefits of mulching your garden. Not only do organic mulches help plants and trees retain... Read More »

The Best Medium for Your Gardening Needs | The Difference Between Dirt, Soil, and Compost

The Best Medium for Your Gardening Needs | The Difference Between Dirt, Soil, and Compost

9 votes, 4.56 avg. rating (89% score)

Do you know the difference between dirt, soil, and compost? Do you know what makes up Vermiculite and... Read More »

Weeding Tips

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Weeding may be the least favorite task a gardener must tackle. Keeping up with weeding can be tedious... Read More »



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