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.

How to Grow and Care for Blackberry Bushes

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Nothing is dreamier than the idea of stepping out into your blackberry patch on a dewy morning to pick berries for your breakfast. Turn the dream into a reality with the help of our guide to growing and caring for blackberry bushes. Learn about the history, cultivation, and care of these popular fruits. Read more now.

How to Identify and Control Currant Fruit Flies

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Currant fruit flies can ruin a gooseberry or currant harvest in a hurry. That’s why it’s essential to know how to identify and get rid of these devastating maggots. Each larva can eat through an entire berry and each fly can lay hundreds of eggs. This guide has all you need to know to keep them under control.

How to Propagate Blueberry Bushes

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Are you eager to expand your blueberry patch? You could go to a nursery and buy potted plants, but why not try propagating your own? You can do this by taking cuttings, collecting and sowing seeds, via layering, or transplanting suckers Learn how to propagate your own blueberry plants using these methods. Read more now.

Tips for Growing Lowbush Blueberries

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With pretty bell-shaped flowers, compact growth that turns red in autumn, and smaller, sweeter berries than their highbush counterparts, lowbush blueberries make a great addition to any garden. Growing and caring for this hardy shrub is easy if you know what to do. Discover our tip tips for growing lowbush blueberries.

How to Grow Blueberries in Containers

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You don’t need lots of space, or a garden even, to grow and enjoy your own homegrown blueberries. You can grow these bushes in containers and keep them on your patio or balcony where they provide ornamental interest as well as delicious fruit. Learn how to grow your own blueberries in pots in this guide. Read more now.

How to Protect Blueberries from Birds

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You’ve waited all season, your blueberry plants are finally bursting with ripening berries, and your mouth is already watering. Don’t turn your back for too long, because birds love those ripe, sweet blueberries too. Read more now to learn all the different ways you can protect your blueberries from birds.

17 Unusual Fruits and Vegetables for your Backyard Landscape

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From surprisingly colored garden veggies to unexpectedly adorable berries, from teensy cucumbers to oversized beans, there are a wealth of unique edible plants you can grow in your backyard landscape. Ready to discover 17 unusual – and delicious – fruits and vegetables you can grow at home? Read more now.

How and When to Take Elderberry Cuttings to Propagate New Plants

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Have an elderberry bush you love? Or are there wild elderberries nearby that you’d love to grow in your garden? Reproduce that lovely bush through cuttings. Whether hardwood or softwood, in water or soil, elderberries are simple and straightforward to propagate by cuttings. This guide shows you all you need to know.

Tips for Growing Highbush Blueberries in Your Garden

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Highbush blueberries produce tons of fruit in the summer, with gorgeous blossoms in the spring and foliage that turns bright colors in the fall. What’s not to love? Learn everything you need to know to select, plant, and care for these fantastic fruits. You’ll be digging in before you know it. Read more now.

How to Harvest Perfectly Ripe Blueberries

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Make the most of your blueberry harvest this season. With a little bit of patience and by following a few simple guidelines, you can obtain a productive harvest of delicious berries to eat fresh or preserve for later. Learn how and when to harvest blueberries for the sweetest, juiciest fruits. Read more now.

How to Transplant Blueberry Bushes

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If you’re growing blueberries and your bushes are outgrowing their current location or appear to be slow growing, or underperforming, it may be a good time to transplant. Transplanting blueberries to a fresh location in the garden can be an easy way to revitalize them. Learn how to transplant blueberries in this guide.

How to Grow Blueberries

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Nutritious and oh-so-delicious, blueberries are the perfect plant for your berry patch. On top of the famous fruits, the plants themselves are quite beautiful, with intense red foliage in the fall and highly fragrant blossoms in the spring. In this guide, we’ll show you how to plant, grow, and help these bushes thrive.

33 of the Best Melon Varieties

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If you think your garden isn’t suited to growing melons, or you just don’t find melons to be very exciting, it’s time to consider some new varieties. Discover a selection of cultivars to please every palate, and identify those that are perfectly suited to your growing conditions. Explore 33 top melon varieties now.

What Are the Health Benefits of Cranberries?

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If you’re like me, you love to enjoy cranberries around the holidays. Once you learn about their potential health benefits, you’ll want to incorporate them into your diet year-round – or maybe even grow your own! The nutritional value of cranberries and cranberry products makes them an excellent choice. Read more.

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.

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.

How to Put Strawberry Plants to Bed for the Winter

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Strawberries are suited to cultivation in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 10. With the proper winter care, hardy varieties can come back year after year and yield abundant harvests of sweet and juicy berries. Learn how to prepare and protect your strawberry plants during the winter months in this guide. Read more now.