Adding Tomatoes to a Garden

Not every fruit or vegetable thrives in many climates, but the tomato is one that does great under varying conditions. Whether you’re looking to plant a field or just a small bed of fresh vegetables, tomatoes tend to do as well in the south as they do up north.

Before planting tomatoes (or oth…

Vegetables You Shouldnt Plant Together

There’s an old saying that some things go together like peas and carrots. And, while that might be a good pairing, did you know beans and onions don’t get along well? It’s true. Beans will inhibit the growth of onions.

When it comes to vegetable gardening, it seems there are a lot of plants th…

Gardening Vocabulary

If you’re new to the world of gardening, chances are you have a lot to learn. It’s hard starting out to know the difference between an annual and a perennial or a seedling and a sapling. The number of terms that go along with the hobby can be staggering, so it’s best to learn them as you go.

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Using Mulch in the Garden

It’s an afterthought for some gardeners and a product many others refuse to go without, but mulch is an important garden tool that shouldn’t be overlooked. Coming in many different types and appearances, all mulch serves a few basic purposes.

These include:
* Water retention. Mulch holds wate…

Growing Indoor African Violets

Bringing a little beauty and lots of color indoors, home gardeners tend to do very well with African violets. The advantage to these little potted wonders is the fact they are prone to being very easy to grow while providing big rewards with their flowering appearance.

Successfully growing Afric…

Soil Preparation in a Garden

If your desire is to create a beautiful flower garden or even a vegetable patch that will delight all comers in the fall, it’s important to do a little work before the first seeds hit the ground. Planning out the garden and making sure the soil is ready to lend itself to the growing effort are keys…