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  • How To Protect Your Vegetable Garden From Frost

    How To Protect Your Vegetable Garden From Frost

    Let’s dive into what you can do to protect your vegetable garden from frost. The good news is these are the best tips and quickest methods gardeners commonly use, so you’ll be able to implement them quickly, too.

  • How To Clean Your Garden Vegetables So They’re Safe To Eat

    How To Clean Your Garden Vegetables So They’re Safe To Eat

    If you’re like me, you work hard to build your soil organically, stay mindful of the water you use, and avoid using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.  But does this mean you can get away with not cleaning your vegetables? Specifically, does this mean you can get away with not washing them? I wish it did.

  • 20 Best Vegetables For Your Garden

    20 Best Vegetables For Your Garden

    Every vegetable garden I’ve planted starts as a blank slate. That blank slate can be exciting!  It represents the freedom to grow what you want. But freedom can also be overwhelming as you struggle with all the directions you can go.

  • How To Plant And Grow Vegetables The Right Way

    How To Plant And Grow Vegetables The Right Way

    Whether it is your first or twentieth time planting a vegetable garden, following a few key steps will guide the process and bring your vision to life. Here’s what to do, starting with deciding what to grow!

  • The Essential Pros And Cons Of Vegetable Gardening

    The Essential Pros And Cons Of Vegetable Gardening

    New gardeners can find themselves shocked at the amount of work required to succeed. So, we’ve provided you with all the essential pros and cons of vegetable gardening below, which we hope will help you decide if you want to do it.

  • Are Vegetable Gardens Worth It?

    Are Vegetable Gardens Worth It?

    Growing a vegetable garden yields innumerable benefits, and you’ll also end up with tasty vegetables. Determining the relative value of a food garden depends on what you are measuring, though. If your cost/benefit analysis is financially focused or strictly time-oriented, you may be better served buying your produce, but research shows there are significant reasons…

  • Are Ashes Good For Your Garden?

    Are Ashes Good For Your Garden?

    Gardeners commonly receive advice to use ashes to fertilize their gardens. Maybe you’ve gotten the same advice or heard about large-scale agricultural operations using them. But are ashes good for your garden?

  • Hawai’i Plant Hardiness Zones Map And Gardening Guide

    Hawai’i Plant Hardiness Zones Map And Gardening Guide

    Hawai’i’s plant hardiness zones range from 9a to 13a. Most of its land area falls into hardiness zone 11. Hawai’i has a range of climate conditions, even including a polar region (and microclimates as well). However, you can enjoy year-round gardening in much of Hawai’i, with relatively mild weather and few extremes.

  • 8 Essential Winter Gardening Jobs To Do Right Away

    8 Essential Winter Gardening Jobs To Do Right Away

    By the time it’s October in the northern hemisphere, days get noticeably shorter, and temperatures dip. Like many gardeners, you have likely finished one of the busiest parts of your growing season and are ready for a slower pace. However, don’t slow down too much. You still have a few tasks to help you have…