How to Plant and Grow Garlic in Your Veggie Patch

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Garlic is one of the best loved and most often used kitchen ingredients. Widely appreciated for its many health benefits, it’s a workhorse in the garden too, acting as a natural pesticide and keeping other plants healthy. Keep reading for all the information you need to plant and grow garlic in your garden.

5 Reasons Why Your Daffodils Aren’t Blooming

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If you’re anticipating a springtime bounty of daffodils, there’s nothing worse than watching your plants fail to bloom. Or maybe the leaves never poked out of the ground at all. In this guide, find out the 5 most common reasons for this sad occurrence and learn how to prevent it from happening again. Read more.

How to Stake Amaryllis Flowers for Support

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Beloved for their large, colorful blooms, amaryllis sometimes needs to be staked to keep those magnificent flowerheads upright – and plants forced indoors in small pots are most likely to be top heavy. To easily create your own stakes and loops, or find ones designed for the job, read our guide to staking amaryllis.

How to Care for Amaryllis After Flowering

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Colorful flowers grown indoors over winter, amaryllis bulbs are easy to save for many repeat performances. If treated as foliage plants until the end of summer, they’ll rebloom next winter after a period of dormancy – or plant them in gardens with mild winters. Learn how to care for amaryllis after flowering now.

How to Force Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom Indoors

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Large tropical flowers on tall, sturdy stems, bold and beautiful amaryllis brightens our winter decor with a long flowering time. These long-lived perennials are easily cultivated and can be saved for years of continuous enjoyment. Learn all the necessary steps to force amaryllis indoors in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow Hardy Snowdrops

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Welcome spring with mass plantings of hardy snowdrop, a bulb flower that blooms right through the snow. Let this charming perennial naturalize for impressive drifts of bell-shaped white blossoms, or interplant it with crocus for a stunning display. Learn how to add Galanthus to your garden now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Amaryllis Flowers

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Amaryllis is a tropical bulb with enormous trumpet-shaped blooms in a range of colors, with variegated options as well. It can be forced to bloom indoors in all growing zones, and makes a bold addition to winter holiday decor. Read on to discover how easy it is to grow your own amaryllis indoors.

How to Plant and Grow Persian Star Garlic

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‘Persian Star’ garlic (also known as ‘Samarkand’) is a stand-out hardneck type from Uzbekistan with medium-hot, sweet, complex cloves snuggled up in a purple and white striped wrapper. Brought to the US in the ‘80s, it has become an extremely popular cultivar for good reason. Curious to find out why? This guide can help.

How to Propagate Garlic from Bulbils

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Garlic bulbils are small aerial cloves produced on the scapes. They’re free of soil diseases and each bloom can produce up to 100 of these tiny future garlic plants. Read more now to learn everything you need to know to collect, store, and plant garlic bulbils, and harvest and replant the resulting roundels.

Tips for Growing German White Garlic

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Flavorful, nutritious, and easily grown, German White garlic belongs to the Porcelain group of hardneck varieties. With good storage life, this popular choice is a fall-planted variety that requires cold vernalization for big, tasty bulbs that are harvested in early summer. Learn how to grow German White garlic now.

How to Plant and Grow Wild Garlic Chives in the Garden

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One of the easiest edible plants you can grow, wild garlic chives are also one of the most useful. They add a light garlic flavor to fresh and cooked recipes, are simple to preserve, and have edible blooms that attract pollinators. We share the best ways to grow this herb out in the garden, in a container, or indoors.

How to Care for Agapanthus Plants in Winter

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If you’re a gardener in Zones 6 through 9 and you’re growing agapanthus, you may be wondering how to keep the plant alive during cold winter months. Does it matter if your agapanthus is deciduous or evergreen? Should you pot the plant and bring it indoors? In this guide, we answer all this and more. Read more now.

10 Garlic Families to Know About for the Garden

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Garlic is a must-have for the kitchen with flavors that vary from sweetly nutty to pungently spicy, and heat levels from mild to wasabi-like. And it’s easily grown, with varieties suitable for both cold and mild winter locations. To best match your needs, check out the 10 garlic families to know about for the garden.

When and How to Harvest Garlic

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Knowing when to lift garlic for large, flavorful bulbs that also store well is a critical skill that’s well worth learning. Pull them too soon and you’ll have skimpy little cloves. But pull them too late and they can burst their tunics, dry out, or spoil. Learn all about the best time to harvest garlic bulbs now.

What Are Wild Chives and What Can I Do with Them?

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Do you think you’ve found chives growing in the wild? Are you wondering if you can eat them? If you need help identifying and figuring out what to do with Allium schoenoprasum, look no further than this guide. We’ll show you how to identify wild chives and how to safely enjoy them in your cooking. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Prairie Onion

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Prairie onion is an ornamental native perennial with pretty, pink-toned, star-shaped flowers, and edible leaves and bulbs. Suitable for a variety of landscaping uses, including rock gardens, Allium stellatum is drought-tolerant, and thrives in a variety of soil types. Learn how to grow prairie onion in this guide.

How to Identify and Treat Agapanthus Diseases

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Agapanthus are easygoing, robust plants that don’t typically succumb to disease. However, in some cases they may become infected by fungi and water molds, generally as a result of poor growing conditions. Learn how to diagnose and treat the most common agapanthus diseases in this guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Agapanthus Flowers in Containers

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If you love the tall, bright, globe-like flowers and strappy foliage of agapanthus plants but don’t have room in your garden, why not grow them in containers instead? These easy-care plants make a bold statement on your porch, patio, deck, or courtyard garden. Learn how to grow agapanthus in pots in this guide.

Tips for Growing Amaryllis in the Garden

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Not just a holiday houseplant, tropical amaryllis (Hippeastrum) is easy to grow in the garden in Zones 9-11, with eye-catching blooms the size of your hand and colors ranging from pinks and reds to yellows and oranges. Learn how to cultivate amaryllis in your garden for a showy springtime display. Read more now.

3 Tips to Prevent Amaryllis Bulb Rot

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Amaryllis bulbs can rot for a variety of reasons, like fungal infections or insect infestation, but some can be avoided. Are you doing everything you can to ensure beautiful blooms, and growing your decorative holiday plants in the best possible conditions? Read our top tips now to ensure healthy bulbs, indoors or out.

How to Spot Southern Blight Disease in Amaryllis Plants

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Whether grown in a pot or in your garden, amaryllis bulbs can be attacked by the pernicious disease known as southern blight. This fungus is extremely difficult to control, so preventing it is of the utmost importance. Read on to learn how to diagnose southern blight and prevent it from attacking your plants.

How to Grow Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) from Seed

If you love amaryllis, did you know that you can grow these dramatic flowers from seed? The process requires a few years of patience but allows you to create your own hybrids for spectacular results. Learn how to pollinate, harvest, and sow amaryllis seeds for years of glorious blooms with this guide. Read more now.

How to Propagate Amaryllis Bulbs

Amaryllis bulbs produce stunningly colorful flowers that are often grown indoors during the winter holiday season. Easily propagated from offsets and by divisions, just one mature bulb has the potential to produce several new plants. Learn how to propagate amaryllis from bulb offsets and sectioning. Read more now.

17 Awesome Amaryllis Varieties to Grow Indoors or Out

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Bright red or striped amaryllis are ideal for holiday decor and giving as gifts. But did you know there are lots of other great types of amaryllis, too? From double-blossoms, to extra large blooms, to those that resemble orchids. Discover 17 of the best amaryllis varieties and choose your favorites. Read more now.

25 of the Best Agapanthus Varieties for Your Garden

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If you want to grow tall, dazzling clusters of color why not plant agapanthus in your flower beds? These beauties are available in a diverse array of shades in blue, purple, and white. Some boast trumpet-shaped upright blossoms while others resemble pendulous bluebells. Discover 25 of the best agapanthus varieties now.

How to Grow and Care for Ornamental Alliums

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Ornamental alliums are versatile plants that add an architectural element to the garden. They’re also incredibly varied, with blossoms that may look like little yellow starbursts or others with purple softball-sized flower heads. Plus, they don’t require much maintenance. If you like the sound of this, then read on!

How to Cure and Store Garlic from the Garden

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Garlic is a kitchen must-have. And you can enjoy the rich flavor of your own harvest year-round with one, or all, of our storage methods. Use a traditional braid to hang bulbs from the rafters, or try them dehydrated, frozen, or even pickled. Find out how to cure and store garlic from the garden now. Read more.

The Best Companion Plants for Daffodils

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Daffodils do best with companion plants that will look great while they’re both in bloom. Good companions will also cover the unattractive faded daffodil leaves at season’s end. Check out the best flowering plants and veggies to grow with your daffodils, and the ones to keep far away from these spring-blooming bulbs.

15 of the Best Daffodil Cultivars for Naturalized Plantings

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Are you designing a landscape filled with drifts of naturalized daffodils? Make sure you choose the best cultivars for your planting to succeed. You’ll need vigorous bulbs, and varieties that you’ll be happy to see each spring for decades to come. To discover 15 of the best daffodils for naturalizing, keep reading.

How to Create a Naturalized Daffodil Planting

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Naturalized daffodils are great for hard-to-landscape areas and can last for decades, providing springtime color year after year. To make these drifts of flowers look like they were designed by nature’s hand rather than your own, you’ll want to plan your layout before you plant in the fall. Keep reading to learn more.

When and How to Harvest Shallots

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If you are growing shallots in your garden, you might be feeling a bit confused about how and when to pick the delicious bulbs. Do you pull them up when the tops turn yellow, or does something else have to happen too? Discover when and how to harvest shallots in this guide, plus some bonus recipe ideas! Read more now.

How to Plant and Grow Shallots

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Shallots are a type of onion that has a sweet, mild flavor beloved of fine-dining chefs that can be difficult to find in the grocery store. Why not try growing your own? Discover how to plant and grow gourmet shallots in your garden now with this guide. Plus, we’ll share our favorite recipe ideas! Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Agapanthus

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Nothing cheers the heart like a border of blue, white, and violet-hued agapanthus. Even better, some of these beauties have evergreen foliage, providing year-round texture to the garden. if you want to enjoy these beauties in your flower borders, learn how to grow and care for agapanthus with this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Drumstick Allium Flowers

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Drumstick alliums are remarkable plants with distinctive drumstick-shaped blossoms that turn from green to dark maroon in the summer. They add an architectural element to the ornamental garden without all the fussiness and maintenance required by some other flowers. If you’re ready to add them to your garden, read on!

How to Grow Chives from Seed

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Looking to grow chives from seed? You’re in luck! They’re easy to propagate and before you know it, you’ll be cooking with your own homegrown herbs. This article will give you everything you need to know, from seed saving tips to advice for getting seedlings started, whether you’re growing them indoors or out.

How to Identify and Control Garlic Pests

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Garlic’s pungent smell repels many pests, but there are a few bugs out there that love to prey on garlic. If you want to know what they are and how to fight them, this article will reveal the top five bugs that plague garlic. Plus, you’ll learn what you need to know to keep your garlic healthy. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

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Alstroemeria, or Peruvian lily, is a garden treasure when it comes to having your own supply for cut flower arrangements. Cultivate this sturdy and colorful perennial in the garden or containers that you can bring in for the winter. Read on to learn how easy it is with instructions from your friends at Gardener’s Path.

How to Plant and Grow Ramps

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Ramps are an incredibly delicious treat in the kitchen, but they’re overharvested in the wild. The solution? Grow your own. Ramps are a fuss-free plant once they’re established, with a flavor that can’t be imitated. Our guide to growing Allium tricoccum includes everything you need to get started. Read more now.

9 of the Best Companion Plants to Grow with Garlic

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Garlic boasts a deliciously pungent smell and makes an excellent repellent of pests and even fungi. While there’s a short list of plants not to grow alongside garlic, the list of plants that thrive next to garlic is longer. We narrow down the nine best options for you to companion plant with garlic. Read more now.

The Three Ways to Propagate Garlic

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If you love garlic and want to grow your own, you’ll need to know how to propagate it. Learn about the three different methods of propagating garlic – from cloves, bulbils, or from seed. Discover the pros and cons of each method and you’ll be on your way to an aromatic garlic garden in no time. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Garlic in Containers

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If you love the aromatic flavor of garlic in your cooking, why not try growing it at home in containers? Planting in pots saves space in your garden and gives you a head start on the long growing season. With our tips, you’ll be enjoying your own homegrown harvest of deliciousness. Learn how to grow garlic in containers now.

7 Tips for Harvesting Your Best Leek Crop Ever

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Early and late-season leek varieties provide an abundant supply of nutritious, oniony flavor. From careful sowing and working hard to keep your crop moist to blanching the stems to a snowy white, now it’s time to bring in your best leek harvest ever. Enjoy sweet success with our expert tips. Read more now.

How to Grow Chives in Containers

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Chives are wonderful for adding a light oniony flavor to any number of savory dishes, including soups, salads, and baked potatoes. It’s a cinch to grow your own, especially in pots and containers that are easy to access from the kitchen, whether that’s on the back porch or on a sunny windowsill indoors. Read more now.

How to Grow Leeks

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Underutilized in American kitchens but delicious and worthy of a larger role in everyday recipes, leeks are easy to grow. They require rich soil, a good amount of water, and lots of sun. Read on for expert tips and advice about how to add this member of the onion family to your garden, and dine like the French do.

How to Grow and Harvest Bunching Onions

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What is a bunching onion? Also known as green onions or scallions, these non-bulbing perennial alliums will add a punch of flavor to all of your favorite dishes. We provide expert guidance for planting, growing, and harvesting this deliciously flavorful crop, plus our favorite cooking tips! Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Delightful Daffodils

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For a bright end to the dreary winter, daffodils are an easy-to-grow spring favorite, providing up to four months of delightful color and perfume. Lovely as a fragrant, long-lasting cut flower, bulbs can even be forced to bloom early indoors . Join us now for a look at all the details on narcissus care and cultivation.

How to Grow Chives, and Why You Need To

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Chives are a must for any gardener. They’re beautiful, edible, low-maintenance butterfly magnets. And these hardy perennials are sure to return year after year. From the kitchen windowsill to a formal border to a rustic cottage garden, chives offer the best of both form and function. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

15 of the Best Onion Varieties to Grow at Home

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Want to grow your own onions so you can enjoy that sweet, earthy flavor for months to come? Consider these hand-picked hearty varieties. Some are delicious when picked early while others prefer to remain in the soil for a full growing season. To find out which cultivar is perfect for you, read more on Gardener’s Path.