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Beginner Gardening Challenge: How to Grow Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes

Are you new to gardening?

Would you like to start your gardening adventure with a easy-to-grow plant?

Today, we are starting a series about easy-to-grow plants. Every Wednesday, we will share with you about plants that will make your green thumb glow.

On this particular Wednesday, we are looking at cherry tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes are every beginner gardener’s bread and butter. You’ll be shocked at how easy it is to grow them.

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Planting and Growing Cabbage Made Easy


Are you looking to add cabbage to your garden?

What did you plant or add to your landscape this weekend? Did you plant anything in your garden? Today, we are sharing all about planting and helping cabbage flourish.

Cabbage is great not only for your taste buds, but also for you body. This resilient, leafy vegetable is jam-packed with essential vitamins including vitamin K, C and folate as well with important minerals. It is also a good source of fiber and is low in calories.

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Sizzling Temperatures Threaten Alaska

Alaska Heat Wave

Do you know how long the sun is out during the Alaskan Summer?

Have you ever heard of lightning sparked wildfire that tripled in size in one day?

Today is the summer solstice for the northern hemisphere. That means that today will be the longest day of the year for those north of the equator. My family and I along with many Americans are enjoying the long day with lots of sun.

Alaska is experiencing a heat wave that is resulting in 20 degrees above normal temperatures for this time of year. Heat records were shattered all across the state. The tiny town of Talkeetna registered a record breaking high of 96 degrees earlier this week.

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How to Save Your Trees and Plants From Summer’s Hot Temperatures

High temps depicting how to save trees in drought

Do you remember the drought of 2012?

Picture this, you’ve finally done it. You have invested hours of time and money into your landscape. You sit back and admire how amazing your landscape looks and will continue to look for years on end.

A few weeks later, the temperatures are rising and that is when you notice that you are losing your first tree. Next, your shrubs look as though they never have been watered. You water and water with your watering can, but nothing seems to work.

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When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

Fertilizing lawn

What’s your lawn’s secret weapon?

Fertilizing your garden and your lawn is every garden’s secret weapon. However, it can be difficult to know when the best time to use fertilizer for your lawn and your garden. Today, on this beautiful June Monday, we are sharing all about when you should fertilize for best results.

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Growing Celery Made Easy the Organic Way

Organic celery

Are you looking to tackle the “tricky to grow” celery?

This weekend’s weather forecast shows that it is going to be beautiful in most of the country. If you’re looking for a weekend project, we may just have one for you. Today, we are sharing some great tips on growing celery.

Celery can be a difficult vegetable to grow. This year, celery also moved into the number 2 spot on the dirty dozen.

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Michigan’s Cherry Crop Looks Good for 2013

Cherry blossoms

Were you disappointed with the cherry crop last year?

When you think of Michigan cherries, what do you think of?

Picture this, it is warm summer day in Michigan and you’ve been outside all morning. You look around your yard pleased with all work you’ve accomplished. Now, however, it is time for a quick snack and you reach for the cherries you just picked up at the store.

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The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen – 2013

Dirty Dozen Clean Fifteen 2013

Do you know which fruits and vegetables are safe to buy?

On this beautiful June Friday, we are sharing about a hot topic – the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen. If you haven’t heard of these lists yet, don’t worry we will break it down for you.

The EWG or The Environmental Working Group produces a shopper’s guide every year. This guide provides a list of 51 different fruit and vegetables and actually ranks where each one falls on pesticide levels. This list is more popularly known as the Dirty Dozen (the 12 highest ranking) and the Clean Fifteen (the fifteen lowest ranking). Today, we are sharing that list with you.

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All You Need To Know About Periwinkles


Would you love to add Periwinkles to your garden?

Are you looking for a ground cover to give your garden that extra little something special?

Periwinkles are such an amazing flower that they often get overlooked when planning a garden. They come in almost every color you could hope for and offer eye catching ground cover. Another great aspect of Periwinkles is that right now is the perfect time to starting growing them.

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Top Gardening Tips for June

June Gardening Tips

Are you planning to host parties in your backyard this summer?

Can you believe that June is here already? June is a great month to host parties and show off your backyard. Let’s get your backyard and garden ready with some great tips and tricks.

Picture this: it’s 74 degrees out, the kids are running around, yet somehow not causing any trouble, and you are discussing how you did it all with your neighbor. You sigh and smile at a job well done. That sounds wonderful and isn’t too far off. A little more hard work, a little more dirt under your finger nails and you my friend are there.

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