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Aug 14, 2017
When good plants go bad
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
Surviving through summer’s hot and dry days is a challenge for your spring-planted flowers and vegetables. As we wear into August, you'll find that weeds really take off, insects show up more often....

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Aug 7, 2017
Harvesting Herbs 101
Avery Marcott  Burpee Marketing
How: Follow the 1/3 rule when harvesting herbs; make sure to only take 1/3 of the plant each time you harvest. Most herbs should be harvested before flowering, to preserve its unique flavors. When:....

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Aug 2, 2017
I grew it, now how do I cook it?
Denielle Noe  Program Administrator
Every now and then I run across something I've never tried to grow before. So what makes someone like me who tends to grow traditional vegetables try something new and different? The color? The smell?....

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Jul 27, 2017
Attracting bees and butterflies
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
At this stage of the season, you’re harvesting vegetables and enjoying those herbs. We hope you’re feeling well-fed! Share that bounty by feeding your friendly pollinator pals as well. With....

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Jul 27, 2017
Plants don’t take vacations
Denielle Noe  Program Administrator
If you followed some of my other blog posts, I have made it no secret that I thrive on container gardening, since that is the only type of gardening I am allowed in my community. Container gardening can....

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Jul 13, 2017
How to harvest your vegetables
Avery Marcott  Burpee Marketing
The hard work in your garden is finally paying off! Vegetables are forming and ripening right before your eyes. Knowing when and how to properly harvest your vegetables is a key step in enjoying your....

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Jul 7, 2017
Engaging kids in the garden
Avery Marcott  Burpee Marketing
An extra set of helping hands in the garden never hurts, even if they are tiny hands. Engaging children in gardening at a young age can help foster their curiosity for nature and provide bonding time....

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Jun 21, 2017
Burpee’s guide for last-minute green thumbs
Avery Marcott  Burpee Marketing
The start of summer is always a busy time – full of traveling and family events. Life can get a bit hectic. And when there is finally time to sit down and enjoy the warm weather, the inspiration....

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Jun 20, 2017
Bunny business
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
There may come a time when you venture out to your garden and find your pepper plant munched down to the stem, or your dill decimated without a trace. What’s eating your garden? There’s many....

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Jun 19, 2017
Hanging basket gardens
Avery Marcott  Burpee Marketing
Gardening has been taken to new heights with the trend of balcony and container gardening. But have you ever wanted to take it a step farther? Consider hanging basket gardening! Use the space on walls....

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