How to Stake Tomato Plants in 3 Easy Steps

How to Stake Tomato Plants in 3 Easy Steps

Would you love to grow your own tomatoes this year?

Welcome back to our Beginner Gardening Wednesday series. This series is designed to offer tips and tricks to all gardening levels.

For this Beginner Gardening Wednesday, we turn our attention to staking tomato plants. Growing tomatoes is a great first step if you are new to gardening. They are fairly easy to grow and offer a rewarding harvest. Who doesn’t love a BLT sandwich made with garden fresh tomatoes?

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How to Plant and Care for Lilacs Shrubs

How to Plant and Care for Lilacs Shrubs

Are you looking for an easy to grow shrub?

When you think of spring flowering shrubs, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Your first thought may have been the lilac bush.

Lilacs are a beautiful and easy to grow shrub that are a welcomed addition to any landscape. They are known for their beautiful flowers and aroma that you can smell throughout your entire yard.

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Gardening Tips – How To Know When Your Soil is Ready to Plant

How To Know When Your Soil is Ready to Plant

Winds undulate while snowflakes accumulate! So cold it’s hard to believe we’ll be relieved but Spring has sunshine up her sleeve. And tho we’re wary, we know snow is temporary!
~ 2008 Old Farmer’s Almanac

Great news! There are only 23 days left until spring. March 20th is the first day of spring and I know I’m counting the days. Like the quote above, sunshine is coming along with the season of growing.

For some parts of the country, gardeners will already be able to get out and start planting. Even here in Southeast Michigan, by the end of April, we will be able to get out into the garden and start preparing.

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How to Keep Your Trees Alive No Matter the Soil

Rootwell aeration tubes

Do you find that year after year your newly planted trees are dying?

How much money have you spent simply purchasing trees that don’t make it through the winter?

Can you relate with the questions above? You might blame yourself when a tree doesn’t make it or maybe the nursery simply gave you a bad tree or maybe the weather is the reason. My guess is that if you are having trouble keeping your trees alive year after year than it is most likely the soil in your yard.

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How to Plant Asparagus in 3 Easy Steps

How to Plant Asparagus in 3 Easy Steps

What are the benefits to growing your own asparagus?

How do you care for the asparagus after you’ve planted it?

Yesterday’s weather in Southwest Michigan included snow, rain, thunder, and even lightening in some areas. It was almost as if spring and winter were battling it out.

After waking up to temperatures in the mid 30s, it would seem that spring won, but winter is already advancing again. While we wait for spring, let’s take a look at a great cold weather vegetable, asparagus.

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How to Plant and Grow Peas Organically

How to grow peas organically

Are you anxious to get out into your garden even though it’s still cold out?

Are temperatures hitting 40 degrees and above in your area this week?

On this Wednesday, we continue with our series, Beginner Gardening Wednesday. Today, we are sharing about growing peas. While peas have only a small window of time to grow them in, they are fairly easy to grow.

Since they are so easy to grow, peas have made this week’s Beginner Gardening Challenge.

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How to Grow Cherry Trees Like George Washington

Cherry tree with ripe cherries

Are you familiar with the story of George Washington and the cherry tree?

Do you love fresh cherries?

As a Michigan native, I love cherries. I love cherry pie and eating fresh cherries. On this Presidents Day, we thought it would be fun to remember the story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree while sharing with you how to grow one of your own.

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How to Pick the Perfect Rose for Your Valentine

How to Pick the Perfect Rose for Your Valentine

Are you planning to sort through the roses at the local florist?

Want to make sure that rose you give is perfect?

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! If you haven’t yet bought your sweetheart’s roses, you are in luck. Today, we are going to share with you a few tips on picking out the perfect rose. We are even going to share with you what the color of the rose will communicate.

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