7 Hardy Salad Greens for Winter Gardens

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Cold weather doesn’t have to put an end to the gardening season. There are plenty of frost-tolerant leafy greens that can be grown easily, well into the winter months. Continue reading for a list of yummy salad greens to grow in cold conditions, as well as some important factors to consider when growing winter greens.

Do You Have To Tie Up Cabbage Heads?

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Should you tie up cabbage leaves? While it’s not a mandatory step in growing cabbage, tying the outer leaves may be beneficial in certain situations. It can help protect heads from pests and sun, saves space, and could potentially result in tighter heads. Continue reading to learn how and when to tie up cabbage leaves.

Try These Fixes if Cabbage Heads Split

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How can you stop cabbage heads from splitting? While certain factors that can lead to cracking are sometimes unavoidable, such as heavy rain following a drought, there are easy steps you can take to reduce the risk. Keep reading to learn why cabbage heads crack open and what you can do to help prevent it.

What Are Fruit Tree Guilds? Learn How to Start Your Own

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Fruit tree guilds involve a technique of planting trees along with supporting species in a way that resembles natural ecosystems. They are an excellent way to create healthier, more productive, and more resilient gardens. Read on to learn about the components of a guild and for information on how to design your own.

How And When to Harvest Kohlrabi

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Kohlrabi is a unique cole family plant with stems that swell into juicy, round bulbs that taste a bit like a cross between broccoli and cabbage. Delicious both raw and cooked, this easy-to-grow vegetable makes an exciting addition to the garden. Continue reading to learn how to harvest, store, and prepare kohlrabi.

Reasons Why Your Cabbage Plants May Not Form Heads

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Frustrated by cabbage plants that won’t form heads? Numerous factors, such as extreme temperature, lack of water, and unsuitable nutrient levels may inhibit head formation in cabbages. In this guide, we explore possible reasons why this may happen and learn what you can do to help mitigate problems in the future.

Eating Kohlrabi Greens: Tips for Harvesting and Cooking the Leaves

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Did you know that kohlrabi greens are edible and delicious? The flavorful leaves are easy to harvest and prepare, with a similar taste and texture to collard greens. You can enjoy them sauteed, steamed, or even raw in a salad. Learn all about harvesting and cooking kohlrabi leaves in this guide. Read more now.

How to Store Homegrown Cucumbers for Maximum Freshness and Long-Term Use

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What to do with all those extra garden cucumbers? Pickles are just the beginning! Try using them to make salsa, jelly, or even sorbet. If you have more cucumbers than you can eat, read on for suggestions on creative ways to preserve them, as well as tips for keeping them fresh for longer in storage.

How to Grow and Use Chinese Broccoli

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Looking for a new leafy green vegetable to grow this season? Chinese broccoli is a quick-growing crop similar to broccoli, but with tender shoots and a more distinct bittersweet flavor. All parts of this plant are edible, including the stalks, leaves, and florets. Read on to learn more about growing Chinese broccoli.

How to Collect and Save Rose Seeds for Planting

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Would you like to expand your rose garden without spending tons of money on nursery plants? As luck would have it, you can easily collect and save your own rose seeds to propagate new plants on the cheap. To learn all about gathering and storing seeds from a rose bush, check out this step-by-step guide.

How and When to Prune Morning Glory Vines

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Morning glory vines can grow over 10 feet tall with colorful displays of flowers through the summer. Left unmanaged, they can quickly grow out of control. Plants should be pruned throughout the season to keep the aggressively growing vines in check and encourage blooming. Read on to learn how to trim morning glories.

How to Grow Morning Glory Vines in Containers

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Morning glories are rapidly growing vines with attractive foliage and showy flowers that open each morning through the summer. Learn to grow them in containers and enjoy these colorful blooms without worry about the vines taking over your garden. Read on for more about growing and caring for potted morning glory vines.

How to Propagate Rosemary Plants

Rosemary is a delightfully aromatic herb that is most commonly propagated from stem cuttings or by layering. Armed with the right information and just one established plant, you can easily grow countless more. Learn about the various methods of propagating rosemary in this step-by-step guide. Read more now.

How and When to Prune Blackberry Bushes

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Learning how to correctly prune blackberry bushes will result in stronger, healthier plants with annual harvests of large and juicy fruit. It is also an important step to keeping brambles from becoming tangled and unmanageable. Read more for detailed information on how and when to trim blackberries.

How to Grow Catmint in the Garden

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Nepeta species are aromatic flowering perennials in the mint family including catnip, catmint, and others. These hardy and easy to grow plants attract bees and butterflies while also repelling unwanted pests. And don’t forget their long history of medicinal use! Read on to learn all about growing Nepeta plants.

How to Grow Flavorful Greek Oregano

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Greek oregano is one of the most popular culinary herbs to grow for a reason. A common seasoning in pizza and pasta sauce, this spicy and flavorful perennial is also amazingly hardy and very easy to grow in the home garden. Continue reading for more information on how to grow and use Greek oregano.

When and How to Harvest Asparagus

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Asparagus is one of few truly perennial vegetables. An established patch can produce bountiful harvests of crisp and flavorful green spears each season. By following a few key tips, you are certain to have a healthy asparagus crop that continues for many years. Learn how and when to harvest asparagus in this guide.

How to Plant and Grow Brandywine Tomatoes

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Often considered to be the perfect sandwich tomato, Brandywines produce large, sweet, beefsteak style fruits that can grow up to two pounds in size. It’s no wonder these are one of the most popular heirloom tomatoes to grow in the garden. Continue on to learn how to grow delicious and flavorful ‘Brandywine’ tomatoes.