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Beginning gardener series : Full Sun to Shade

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Full Sun to Shade If you are new to gardening, some terms can seem confusing.  You go to the store to buy a plant, or you are researching online, and you see, “this plant needs full sun, shade, partial shade, partial sun.”  This can be intimidating.  So let's discuss the differences and list a few vegetables that grow in each setting.  Understanding these terms can help you skip a common problem encountered by most beginning gardeners; planting a sun-loving plant in the shade or a shade-loving plant in the sun. The amount of light available to the plant directly relates to...

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Best advice for new gardeners

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I get asked this question often, “ What’s your best advice for a new gardener?” I usually say “Nothing goes as planned, you have to have patience,  or with gardening, you’re always learning something new.”I posted the same question on an IG post & I thought it would be cool to compile the list of my answers. So here we go: Plan, plan, plan Research what varieties grow best in your area Start with just a few plants . Start with container gardening Grow things you know you’ll eat When you don’t succeed, don't be afraid to try again Keep...

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Synthetic vs. Organic Fertilizer

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There are many different fertilizer options available on the market, and here’s what you need to know. Fertilizers fall into two categories; synthetic or organic.  Whichever you choose to use is entirely up to you.  When it comes to fertilizers, I will say this, for a new gardener using synthetic fertilizer can give you the results you want faster with less effort. But easier isn’t always better, these results come at a cost.  Let's start by describing what I mean by synthetic fertilizers; Synthetic fertilizers are fertilizers that have been refined and are no longer in their raw, pure form. ...

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Favorite Organic Fertilizers

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There are many different fertilizer options available on the market, and to a new gardener, it could be overwhelming.  Some are synthetic, and some are organic. Whichever you choose to use is entirely up to you.  I am not here to tell one is better than the other just here to clarify which ones are my favorites and staples in my garden.  When it comes to fertilizers I will say this,  for a new gardener synthetic fertilizers are easier, as they will get you the results to keep you motivated and excited about gardening, but these results come at a...

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How to properly water your garden

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How to Water Properly  We all know that one of the most critical factors that can make or break a garden is access to water.  A newly planted garden cannot grow or thrive without water.  Did you know that there was a proper way to water a garden?  I mean you could just grab a hose and begin making it rain on the plants, but this could lead to problems down the road.  Following these tips will help increase the productivity of your garden and watering efficiency.1.       Water early in the morning -  The garden soil temperature is lowest during...

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