Tips for a Great Vegetable Garden

Now is the time to plant your vegetable garden. Whether you are an experienced or brand new gardener, here are some tips to get you off to a great start.

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An Indoor Herb Garden

Itching to get growing already? There are some things you can seed right now (see this month’s To Do List), but for most vegetables and flowers, we have to wait a little longer. Outdoor temperatures are still too cool, hours of daylight too short and it still might snow.

But what about gardening inside? Indoor herb gardens provide greenery and fragrance, and are oh so handy to the cook!

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Fun Hummingbird Facts

Fun Hummingbird Facts:

The hummingbird’s tongue is twice the length of its beak (that’s how they reach the nectar in our feeders — just like they do in flowers!)

The hummingbird has the largest brain among birds proportionate to its size-making up 4.2% of its body weight.

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Amaryllis & Paperwhites Brighten the Dark Days of Winter

In the dark days of winter, when spring seems far away, nothing lifts the spirits like the gorgeous blooms of the easygoing Amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.) and the green shoots and fragrant flowers of paperwhite narcissus. These amazing bulbs can be grown indoors to produce spectacular blooms with little effort.

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Growing Vegetables in Containers

No space to garden? Don’t worry – you don’t need a plot of land to grow fresh vegetables or gorgeous flowers. Many vegetables lend themselves well to container gardening and you can create gorgeous “flower beds” almost anywhere with groups of containers. Here are some tips for successful container gardening.

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Nanodome Mini Greenhouse

Want to grow fresh herbs or microgreens indoors all year round? Here’s the perfect solution: the Nanodome mini greenhouse.

The heavy duty dome is designed to hold a 18″ Sunblaster grow light and reflector creating the perfect environment for growing plants indoors all year round. You can have a salad garden on your kitchen counter, grow fresh basil or other herbs, or get vegetable and flower seeds off to a great start.

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Time To Divide Perennials

Fall is a great time to divide crowded perennials like peonies, Siberian irises, astilbes and other spring-flowering plants.

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