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Garden Tips from a Newbie: What NOT to Do

TomatoesI’ll admit it. I don’t have the greenest of thumbs. My first little garden out in the yard did fairly well. I managed to produce an abundance of tomatoes (during a growing season in which blossom end rot ravaged most plants) and my Italian peppers kept at it well into fall. However, my cucumbers failed and my zucchini succumbed to powdery mildew.
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Growing the Distance from Germination to Harvest

Petunia ready for transplantNow that spring has set in and you have developed some strong little seedlings, it’s about time to transplant them so they can grow into beautiful flowers or delicious produce. Plants need certain things to grow, so you’ll need to make sure they are available in order for seedlings to develop into healthy plants. Just like with seed starting, there are many ways to plant, fertilize and water your seedlings when transplanting, so it is important to understand all of your options.


Since growing seedlings need plenty of nutrients and a weed-free environment to grow into strong, healthy plants, staying away from the soil you find around your yard is a good idea. With all of the growing technology available today, many soil mixes have been developed that will give your seedlings everything they need without much help from you.
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