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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Keep it up!
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Have you noticed your neighbors looking at your containers and garden beds with tinges of envy? You should be really proud of all the hard work and time you've put into growing a successful vegetable or herb garden this season!

While you may have gone into gardening this season for a specific reason (to get outdoors, to explore more flavors, to know just where your food comes from) we hope the last few months in your garden have shown you that gardening has a multitude of be....

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Friday, June 17, 2016

It’s time for tomatoes!
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When it comes to tomato choices, Burpee has something for everyone. Our Indigo series of cherry tomato comes in at 1 ounce and packs a lot of flavor and nutrition! And our popular SuperSauce paste tomato can weigh in at a w....

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Friday, June 03, 2016

Stake your claim
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With your plants now in their forever-home, make sure you offer them a little extra support with a cage frame, stake, trellis, or other system of your devising. Installing support now while the plant is still relatively small will save you the chance of damage trying to fit anything overgrown into a vice.

Besides the anticipation of heavy fruiting, more good reasons to stake your claim....

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Friday, June 03, 2016

Eating healthy from the garden
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It's National Donut Day? Yikes! You’ll need to grow and eat your veggies if you want to combat any habits like that! Experts say a diet high in antioxidants can not only keep your body in top shape, it can strengthen the immune system and possibly slow the aging process (sounds good to me!). These powerhouse nutrients are found primarily in the fruits and vegetables in your garden that have vitamins A, C and E; beta-carotene; selenium; and lycopene.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Enough planning…let's get planting!
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This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, which means it’s time to enjoy those warm-season vegetables! So enough planning ... let’s get planting! Here’s my tip list for getting the most from your plants all summer long.

Fertilize: Top dress your garden bed or container with granular fertilizer. Just spread a few handfuls over your planting area and use a rake or hand trowel to work it into the soil. Be sure to check....

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