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Gardening: Shop Wisely When Buying ‘Starts,’ Or Seedlings

Many gardeners don’t start all their plants from seed. We buy “starts,” or seedlings, nursery-grown plants to transplant into our gardens and containers.

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When To Start Planting Seeds Indoors? Check Your Frost Date

February marks the midpoint of winter, and with spring just over the horizon, many gardeners are dreaming of sunny days and dirty fingernails. For those looking to get a jump on the growing season, starting seeds indoors offers the most gratifying option.

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It’s Time To Think Of Gardening Goals For The New Year

Something miraculous happens to gardeners at this time of year. I don’t know what triggers it. Perhaps it was the sight of Christmas trees and lights, or the presence of all those poinsettias.

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Fall’s A Good Time For A Flower Bed Makeover

Nobody ever said gardening offers instant gratification. With this limitation in mind, I dug and made over one of my flower beds last weekend.

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Creative Ways To Enjoy Gardening This Fall

When the weather starts to cool down, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the fall gardening season, both indoors and out. All it takes is a little creativity and the right plants.

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Gardening: Buy Or Make A Rain Gauge To Get Watering Right

In my experience, gardeners often overestimate rainfall. A cloudburst might seem to have thoroughly saturated the ground, but scratch down an inch and you might find bone-dry soil. 

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