How to Grow American Persimmons (Diospyros virginiana)

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American persimmons are the perfect fruit tree for the beginning gardener. They don’t need extensive pruning or pest control to produce a healthy harvest, and if you’ve ever tasted this unique fruit straight from the tree, you know they’re deliciously sweet with a hint of spice. Read the full growing guide now.

9+ of the Best Types of Cranberries for Your Garden

Want to grow your own cranberries at home? Which type are you after? Several different species go by the common name “cranberry” and most of these produce edible fruit, though Vaccinium macrocarpon is king in commercial production. Discover the best varieties of true cranberry now, plus a few alternate options.

Top Homegrown Sources of Vitamin E

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Homegrown crops provide us with many healthy nutrients, including vitamin E. This fat-soluble vitamin plays an important role in our immune systems, and offers many potential health benefits. Learn more about how vitamin E can support wellness and discover the top sources to grow in your garden. Read more now.

How to Grow Cranberry Plants in the Garden

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If you want to grow something different in your garden this year why not plant cranberries? These tart, sour-tasting berries are surprisingly easy to grow, when given the right conditions and will produce lush berries for years with minimal care. Learn how to grow cranberries at home in this guide. Read more now.

When and How to Harvest Persimmons

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If you’re growing persimmons at home, you might be a little confused about how and when to pick the tasty fruits. Do you harvest when they’re reddish orange, or when they’re soft to the touch? Can you pick a firm one? We’ll tell all in this guide, and share a few tips to enjoy them fresh or preserve them. Read more.

How to Grow Asian Persimmon Trees (Diospyros kaki)

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Asian persimmons are different from any other type of fruit out there, with a complex flavor all their own, and the trees are relatively problem-free in the garden. If you’re ready to plant your own or you’re looking for tips to keep your existing tree healthy, read our guide now for expert growing advice.

How to Prepare Fruit Trees for Winter

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Protecting fruit trees from harsh winter weather only takes a few minutes, and it’s absolutely worth the effort. Don’t ignore this important step to ensuring healthy growth and production the following season. Read more to learn how to winterize fruit trees in the garden, as well as those planted in containers.

Which Vegetables Are High in Zinc?

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Do you know which foods provide our bodies with zinc, or how our bodies use it? Some significant sources may already be growing in your garden, and zinc plays a key role in several important bodily functions. Read on to learn more about this essential mineral and discover the best vegetable sources to grow your own.

Which Vegetables Are the Best Sources of Calcium?

If you thought calcium only came from dairy products, think again! This essential mineral is found in a variety of vegetables that can easily be grown in the home garden. Read on to learn about how calcium helps our bodies beyond building strong bones, and discover our top five veggie picks to grow your own.

23 of the Best Variegated Shrubs for Your Landscape

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Shrubs are plants that work hard to fill mid-height positions in the landscape. However, when they are not blooming or sporting autumn hues, they often fade into the background. Not so with variegated types. Read on to discover 23 of the best variegated shrubs that make a bold statement throughout the growing season.

How to Winterize Roses

To have healthy, beautiful roses, you need to grow varieties suited to your growing zone. And if you live where the ground freezes during the coldest months of the year, you may have to provide winter protection to get those beauties safely through to spring. Learn how to winterize your roses in this guide.

How Cold Hardy Are Poinsettia Plants?

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Poinsettias are colorful tropical plants that add vibrant color to your holiday decor. But how cold-hardy are they? Whether you want to grow these winter-blooming plants indoors or out, you’ll need to know their cold limits. Learn more about poinsettia cold hardiness and in what areas you can grow them outdoors.