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Vegetable Growing Guide

<b>Days to Harvest:</b> A newly planted asparagus patch should not be harvested for its first year -- it needs this time to become established in the garden. The second year, you can harvest selectively over a two-week period. The third year, harvest over four weeks. The fourth year and beyond, you may …

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Many common vegetables fare better during cooler months, as there are typically fewer insect pests and more rain during the fall. Vegetable plants that prefer cooler weather include lettuces, root vegetables, broccoli, collard greens and other cabbages. Planting your cool-season vegetable crop …

Container Vegetable Gardening

You don't need a plot of land to grow fresh vegetables. Many vegetables lend themselves well to container gardening. With some thought to selecting …

10 Tips for the Beginning Gardener—What I Learned in Year One

The other day, a friend with a newly acquired balcony asked what kind of containers she should buy and what she should plant. I responded by …

How to Grow an Herb Garden Using Eggshell Planters

Spring is the perfect time of year to plant a garden, and it’s a great opportunity to get your kids involved in gardening at a young age. Over at our …

Easy-to-Grow Vegetables

Every new gardener wants a thriving harvest. These easy-to-grow varieties, whose flavors range from hot to sweet, are a wise choice for a successful first-time garden.<p>'Black Seeded Simpson' loose-leaf lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is an heirloom that matures early in the season with a tender texture and …

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No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com<p>Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into …