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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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Jun 1, 2018
First-time backyard vegetable garden
Kevin Taylor  Guest Burpee Blogger
My wife and I bought our first house at the end of the summer last year, and with it, I had big plans. It was the first time we've owned enough backyard to make a garden. Having a toddler, it was important....

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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 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 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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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 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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Mar 28, 2017
Basic tools and materials for vegetable gardening
Michael Annes  Burpee Program Rep
Spring is in sight and hopefully your veggie garden planning is under way. It is important to have your ducks in a row ahead of the growing season so you can get the most from your gardens all season....

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Feb 23, 2017
Your new garden BFF: Burpee podcasts
Burpee  Edible Gardening Team Members
Besides your trowel and clippers, the other useful tool you should take into your garden is your smartphone. That’s right! It’s a great way to have instant access to many of your gardening....

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