Growing Your Own Food - Tips & Advice
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Here is a look at how to plant and grow your own strawberry plants from start to finish, including a look at how to maintain your crop from year to year to keep it producing strong. We have also included a few excellent varieties at the end of the article to help those looking for great types to grow!
Growing a big crop of sugar snap peas is easier than you might imagine. Not only does the plant require little nutrients from the soil, they actually improve it as they grow. And with their quick seed to harvest time, you can actually plant more than one crop per season. Here we show you how to plant and grow your own crop of sugar snap peas. And if you happen to enjoy snow peas, the same information applies to growing them as well.
If you are looking to make amazing pickles from your fresh cucumbers this year, you need to try the National Pickling Cucumber plant – it is by far the best cucumber plant we have ever grown for making nearly every type of delicious pickle you can imagine! Here is a look at how to grow this pickle-making powerhouse from seed to harvest this year!
When it comes to growing the best zucchini around, a few simple planting and harvesting tips can definitely help pave the way to a deliciously tasty and fruitful harvest! Here are a few secrets to getting the most from your zucchini plants from start to finish. Not just for large yields, but to grow the best tasting zucchini around too!
Whether you love growing sweet peppers, mild peppers or scorching hot peppers – one of the best ways to ensure a big harvest of your favorite peppers is to start your own plants from seed indoors. And it couldn’t be easier to do! Here is a look at how to grow your own pepper plants from seed. And even better, end up with gorgeous plants and your best pepper harvest ever!
Growing a crop of everbearing strawberries is one of the best ways to keep a fresh supply of delicious berries on hand all summer long. In fact, actually, all the way from late spring right up until the end of fall – and you won’t believe how easy they are to plant and grow! Here is a look at how you can plant and grow your own patch of delicious & nutritious strawberries with ease!
Looking for the best way to plant and grow a tasty crop of asparagus in your garden or backyard? Asparagus is one of the healthiest crops you can grow, and even better - it is a perennial crop that will continue producing for up to 20 years! With all of those amazing benefits in mind, here is an in-depth look at how to plant, grow and maintain your own asparagus crop with ease!
When it comes to growing a huge crop of cucumbers, there are several simple secrets that can make all the difference between smashing success – or a disappointing harvest! Here is a look at four tried and true cucumber growing secrets that will all but ensure you will grow your most amazing crop of cucumbers ever!
Growing your own delicious crop of sweet potatoes is easy, fun and inexpensive – especially when you can start your own plants from homemade sweet potato slips! Here is a look at how to grow your own sweet potatoes, including how to create your own “seed” by making sweet potato slips.
Planting a few large variety tomato plants can really add a lot of fun and excitement to your garden season. Especially when you consider just how beautiful and flavorful big tomatoes can be. Here are three incredibly tasty tomato plant varieties to grow in your garden this year that can produce some of the biggest and most flavorful tomatoes around!
There is no better way to get the garden season underway than by planting a few early spring crops! There are a whole slew of vegetables that grow beautifully in the cooler temperatures of Spring. Even better, some can go from seed to table in as little as three weeks. Talk about a great way to get fresh vegetables fast! Here are 7 spring seed crops to start growing early. We have highlighted seed links when applicable for more info on specific varieties.
If you love making homemade pickles, and are wondering which cucumber varieties are best for pickle-making, then you are in the right place! Here is a look at four of the best of the best when it comes to growing cucumbers for pickles. All of the varieties listed are tried, true, and proven to produce excellent cucumbers for pickling!
When it comes to the easiest, most productive and best method to grow an incredible harvest of cucumbers, you simply can’t beat growing cucumbers in straw bales. Here is a look at how to plant, grow and maintain an amazing crop of cucumbers this year – in straw bales!
The tomatillo plant is an interesting plant that packs amazing flavor. A member of the nightshade family, it is often confused as a little green tomato, but the tomatillo is not a tomato at all. But it is a crop you can grow at home and use to make delicious salsa verde! Here is a look at how you can grow the interesting and delicious tomatillo plant this year.
There is nothing quite like the taste of home-grown strawberries. The flavor and freshness simply can’t be beat. And best of all, planting and maintaining your own perennial crop couldn’t be easier! Here is a look at how to grow your own delicious strawberry patch from start to finish, including some great varieties to plant as well.
If you have always wanted to garden, but think you can’t because you don’t own a rototiller, have great soil, or the time to spend endless hours caring for a garden, then it's time to try Raised Row Gardening - a simple, weed-free, low-maintenance method for gardening. Here is a look at how a Raised Row Garden works. And, of course, how to set up your own this year!
When it comes to growing your family’s food, nothing is more valuable than a good vegetable garden plan! Here are four big keys to help create the perfect vegetable garden plan for your backyard, so you can feed yourself and your family more fresh, healthy, and homegrown food.
If there is one wintertime task that will help your garden, flowerbeds, hanging baskets and container plants come this summer, it’s saving back your coffee grounds and egg shells. Here is a look at how we use both to power and protect our plants. We also included a short section at the end of the article on how to best save them over the winter months in order to have them ready for spring planting.
Raised beds and containers are an excellent method for growing vegetables, herbs and flowers. Especially if you don’t have the room or time to tend to a large backyard garden. Here is a look at how you can create your own DIY raised garden boxes this year, and grow great plants, vegetables, or flowers - or, all of the above!
If you are looking to grow some of your groceries this year, and you're looking for some advice on how to plan it, then you are in the right place! Here is a look at a garden plan that will help you plan your own garden this year, and get you on your way to growing some of your own groceries!
When it comes to growing a healthy, productive garden, nothing can help make you more successful than planning out your garden by creating a great plan – long before the first seeds or plants ever go into the soil. And there is no better time to put your plan together than in the dead of winter! Here is a look at the three major secrets to creating the perfect plan for your garden this year!
If you are tired of the tedious garden chores of tilling, weeding and watering, followed by even more weeding, tilling and watering – you need to turn your traditional garden into a Raised Row Garden! Here is a look at the step-by-step process of how you can turn your garden into a Raised Row Garden this year!
Looking for a simple garden plan that allows you to grow some, most, or nearly all of your family’s food this year? Growing your own food is easier than you might think. And as you will see with our simple, all-purpose garden plan, it really can help to feed your family in a big way!