9 of the Best Companion Plants to Grow with Corn

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Corn is a popular crop around the world, and it’s easy to grow in the garden. If you’re growing corn you’ll need to know the best companion plants to repel pests, provide groundcover, and fix nitrogen in the soil. Learn about the Three Sisters planting method and what to plant with your corn crop. Read more now.

11 of the Best Blue Asters to Add to the Garden

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Asters are transitional flowers that bloom from summer to fall. There’s an array to choose from that includes dwarf and tall, as well as annual and perennial types, best known for their multiple daisy-like blossoms that attract a host of beneficial pollinators. Read on to find 11 of our favorite blue varieties now.

Plant-Based Protein: The Best Protein-Packed Plants to Grow in the Garden

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Plants don’t always come to mind first when we think about protein, but they can actually pack a punch. Plant-based protein sources are beneficial to our health and they are usually simple to grow in the garden. Learn about how protein is utilized in the body and what plants to look for to meet your needs. Read more.

21 Tips for Managing Perennial Asters in the Garden

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Perennial asters are vigorous plants that spread readily via self-sowing and extensive root systems. They have a clumping growth habit and masses of tiny, daisy-like blossoms. Colors include blue, pink, purple, and white. Read on to discover 21 tips for managing their aggressive nature and enjoying them in your yard.

Tips for Growing Herbs in Containers

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For incomparable fresh flavors, a container herb garden provides a quick, efficient, and affordable way to grow your own, even in the smallest space. They’re attractive with pretty flowers and delightfully fragrant. And once planted, they’re low-maintenance, fast growing, and highly rewarding. Find our easy tips here.

Get Your Daily Dose of B Vitamins with These Homegrown Vegetables

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Vegetables harvested fresh from the garden bring a burst of flavor to our meals. They also add a nutritious boost of vitamins and minerals – including many B-complex vitamins. Read more now to learn how these vitamins help with essential functions in the body, and which types of homegrown produce are the best sources.

13 of the Best Dill Varieties for Your Herb Garden

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Dill is a popular addition to the herb garden. Its feathery, fragrant foliage adds interest to the landscape and livens up many a homecooked meal. There are a number of different cultvars available, that vary in size, flavor, and time to maturity. Learn about 13 of the best dill varieties and find your favorites now.