How to Prevent Bok Choy from Bolting

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Have you ever grown bok choy only to see it bolt in cold or hot weather, or for reasons you didn’t understand? In this guide, we’ll dig into the top reasons why bok choy goes to seed, and we’ll give you tips for how to prevent it. Plus, if it does happen, we’ll show you what to do with bolted bok choy. Read more now.

How to Protect Apple Trees in the Winter

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Are you growing any apple trees in your yard? If they’re less than ten years old, they can be highly susceptible to several winter maladies: sunscald, pest infestation, and the ravages of other types of hungry critters. Find out how to keep your apple trees warm, safe, and happy during the winter. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Spinach in Containers

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Spinach is nutritious and delicious, perfect for a wide range of recipes. If you want to save space in the garden or only have room on your balcony or patio, why not grow it in containers instead? This leafy green is easy to grow in pots and planters and this guide will walk you through the process. Read more now.

How to Turn Green Pumpkins Orange After Vines Die

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If your pumpkin vine died just a few weeks before harvest time, you’re probably at a loss for what to do with your green pumpkins. But did you know there’s something you can do to help them turn orange? In this guide, learn our favorite trick, and discover a few reasons why vines may die early. Read more.

How to Plant Kohlrabi Seeds

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Have you ever grown kohlrabi, one of the coolest brassicas around? It looks like an above-ground turnip and comes in either green or purple, with a crisp texture and tasty cabbage-like flavor. Even better, this cool-weather crop is easy to grow from seed! Learn how to plant kohlrabi seeds in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Apricot Trees

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Have you ever wanted to grow your own apricot trees? What better time than now? Growing these stone fruits at home means a rare treat: apricots that you can eat the same day you pick them. Or, use your harvested fruits for everything from cooking and baking to canning and drying. Ready to get growing? Read more now.

Tips for Growing Rosemary Indoors

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If you love the pungent evergreen foliage of rosemary but don’t live in the right growing zone to enjoy it year-round and are forced to let the plants die each winter, why not grow them indoors in containers instead? These easy-care plants make excellent indoor garden herbs. Learn how to grow your own in this guide.

When and How to Harvest Bok Choy

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If you’re growing bok choy in your garden, you might be feeling a bit confused about when you should pick the tasty green leaves with their succulent white or green stems. How big should they be? Can you harvest bok choy early? Discover when and how to harvest bok choy for the best results in our guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Romanesco Broccoli

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If you’re fascinated by Romanesco broccoli, you might be surprised to find that it’s totally doable to grow your own at home. In addition to its mathematically precise yet artistic look, Romanesco has a nutty flavor that’s even better when homegrown. We cover everything you need to know in our guide. Read more now.

9 Reasons Why Bleeding Hearts Turn Yellow with Troubleshooting Tips

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If you’re growing bleeding hearts and you notice that the leaves are turning yellow before fall’s first frost, you might be worried. Is something wrong, or is this normal? What can you do to help solve the problem? Discover the top 7 reasons for yellowing bleeding hearts in our guide. The causes might surprise you!

How to Hand Pollinate Corn

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If you’re not growing a sizable block of cornstalks, making it easy for pollen to land where it’s needed, you may want to hand pollinate. In this guide, you’ll learn the ins and outs of maize pollination, the three easy steps to hand pollinating corn, and common problems you may encounter. Read more now.

How Far Apart Should I Space Fruit Trees?

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If you want to start or expand your own orchard, you should pause and do some research on fruit tree spacing first. That’s what this guide is here for! You’ll discover why spacing matters and what the spacing requirements are for commonly grown fruit trees. Learn all about fruit tree spacing in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Johnny-Jump-Ups

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If you’ve ever seen a purple, yellow, and white Johnny-jump-up nodding at you from a flower bed, you know how sweet and pretty these flowers are. But what you may not know is that Johnny-jump-ups are also tough and low maintenance, making them perfect plants for many gardeners. Learn how to grow them in our guide.

How to Grow Dent Corn in Your Backyard

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If you love baking or cooking things that require cornmeal – think tortillas, grits, cornbread, and more – it’s time to embark on the adventure of growing dent corn at home. We’ll cover everything you need to do to grow it, from seed to harvest, plus share our favorite recipes that feature cornmeal. Read more now.

How to Plan a Rose Garden

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If you’ve always loved the idea of planting and growing your own rose garden but have no idea where to start, we’ve got good news. Our guide to planning a rose garden will help you design one with your landscape, growing zone, and color preferences in mind. Keep reading to get started on that rosy dream.

How to Control Aphids on Roses

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If you seem to spot aphid congregations every time you look at your rose bushes, you’re probably feeling frustrated. How do you keep them under control? Can you do this without harming beneficial insects? And can beneficial insects help get rid of a bad aphid infestation? Find out in this guide. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Blackberries in Containers

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Blackberries are juicy, sweet, and full of nutrients. If you want your own harvest to eat fresh and use in pies, smoothies, scones, and more, why not try growing them in containers? Planting these brambles in pots saves space in the yard or garden, allowing anyone in Zones 4-10 to enjoy fresh berries. Read more now.

Tips for Pollinating Eggplant by Hand

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If you want to hand-pollinate your own eggplants but aren’t sure how, then this is the guide for you. We’ll show you how easy it is to manually pollinate these tasty nightshades for a delicious crop this summer. Have your pick of three simple hand pollination methods to help ensure a savory, meaty harvest. Read more.