Gardening Tips

Here you'll find quick and easy gardening tips to help you avoid mistakes, fix problems, and maximize your harvest in your garden.

A view of a high tunnel hoop house. It is a semi-circular structure with metal hoops supporting a translucent, polyethylene plastic. Inside grows a variety of vegetables in different growth stages. The vegetables have leaf sprouts in various shades of green.

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9 Benefits of Growing in High Tunnels

If you’ve been thinking about adding a high tunnel to your farm or garden and are wondering if it’s worth the hassle, join small-scale farming expert Jenna Rich as she discusses key benefits and some drawbacks to help you decide if this step is right for you.

A raised bed full of onions and lettuce heads grows in a landrace garden.

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How to Start a Landrace Garden

Do you struggle to grow produce in your garden year after year? Is there always a new pest or disease plaguing your garden? Or an environmental stress such as heat or drought that decimates everything? Landrace gardens are adapted to your exact climate. Certified master gardener Laura Elsner will walk you through starting your own landrace garden.

A full cottage-style border incorporates tall trees in back, a variety of low shrubs, and finally, shorter perennials and annual flowers.

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What’s My Garden Style?

Do you know your garden style? Whether you're designing a landscape from scratch or redoing your current garden, landscape designer Liz Jaros is here to help with an explanation of seven popular garden styles, their key characteristics, and recommended plants for each!

A gardener prepares biodegradable seed pots for planting and surface sows seeds.

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Starting Seeds vs. Buying Plants: Pros and Cons

It’s likely one of the first questions on a new gardener’s mind. Should you buy plants at the local nursery or big box store? Or sift through a catalog, picking out packets to start your plants from seed? Gardening expert Kelli Klein reviews the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Drifts of golden yellow black-eyed susans and pink coneflowers bloom in a lush border.

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11 Tips for a Native Garden with Curb Appeal

Some gardeners are afraid to grow a native plant garden, fearing it will look untidy. There are many ways you can help your garden look great, both up close and from a distance. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen discusses 15 tips to help your native plant garden thrive and look spectacular in the process!

a backyard raised bed contains many varieties of greens to incorporate in a plant-based diet.

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How to Grow Your Own Backyard Blue Zone

Drawing from the wisdom and habits of some of the world’s longest-living populations, growing and eating your own fruits and vegetables is a vital key to longevity. Check out our guide to growing your own backyard Blue Zone in this article.

A gardener uses red-handled bypass pruners to deadhead a withered yellow rose bloom.

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How to Deadhead Flowers for Repeat Blooms

You may have heard the term deadheading, but do you know what it means and why it's important? Gardening expert Kelli Klein walks you through the benefits of deadheading and how to successfully complete this regular maintenance to produce more blooms.

In a beautiful English-style cottage garden, pink and purple peonies thrive alongside companion plants boasting white blossoms. The garden's expanse is lush and inviting, creating a picturesque scene of floral abundance.

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How to Create A Cottage Garden

Interested in creating a charming cottage garden in your yard? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss will walk through the steps and elements of creating a wonderfully wild cottage garden.

Emerging from the rich brown soil, Spring Iris rhizomes display slender, pale shoots. Delicate, lance-shaped leaves unfurl, showcasing vibrant green hues and intricate veins.

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How Do You Control Plants that Spread by Rhizomes?

Are you growing rhizomatous plants in your garden and looking for ways to control the spread? Then you’re in the right place! Join small-scale gardening expert Jenna Rich as she discusses how these plants spread and tips on how to tame them so your garden doesn’t become overrun.

Adjacent to the sunlit window, potted plants stand with wilting, drooping greenery. The plants appear weak and thirsty, their leaves sagging and lacking vibrancy, yearning for hydration and care.

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How to Tell If You’re Underwatering Your Plants

Unsure if your plant needs water? Horticulture professional and former organic farmer Logan Hailey can help you identify the key signs of underwatering so you can quickly rehydrate your plants. This article also explores how to differentiate drought stress from other plant problems.