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Jul 6, 2018
Why grow your own?
Bill Calkins  Burpee Program Representative
Gardening is considered a hobby but I tend to think it's much more than that. A "hobby" is defined as an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure. Vegetable gardening certainly....

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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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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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Jun 21, 2017
Burpeeā€™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 8, 2017
Watering tips for beginners
Scott Mozingo  Product Manager, Burpee
When I worked for a garden center, my boss used to tell me all the time that my single most important job was watering. I used to fight that a little bit because I wanted to help customers and sell plants,....

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Jun 8, 2017
Food for your plants
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
You’ve started a vegetable garden to grow your own food. But did you know your plants require food of their own before they can reach their full potential? Applying plant fertilizer is sometimes....

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May 25, 2017
Garden shopping list
Scott Mozingo  Product Manager, Burpee
I’ve been interested in gardening for most of my life. So much so that when it came time to pick a major in college, horticulture felt like my calling. I spent four years in college learning how....

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Apr 24, 2017
Top 10 easy to grow vegetables for beginners
Scott Mozingo  Product Manager, Burpee
If the thought of growing your own food has always appealed to you, but seemed too daunting, don’t be nervous! There are a lot of vegetables that are super easy to grow, even if you think you do....

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Apr 14, 2017
What can I learn from the plant tag?
Tim Duffin  Brand Manager
What’s the old saying – good things come in small packages? Well, let me paraphrase the saying just a bit – important information comes on small tags. Now that spring has arrived, many....

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Apr 4, 2017
Removing fear for first-time gardeners
Denielle Noe  Program Administrator
Okay, I am the first to admit that it took me a very long time to start my own garden. First of all, I need to explain that I had plenty of experience helping my mom tend her garden while growing up.....

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