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Plants to Extend Your Season in Fall


As the heat of the summer starts to give way to cooler days and nights it's time to think about getting the most out of the fall season that lies ahead. There are a number of plants that thrive...

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Easy Ways to Extend the Season


As someone who gardens in a cool climate (zone 5), I welcome the rest period that comes with a snowy winter. What I DON'T appreciate is not being able to grow my own food when the temperatures...

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August To-Do List: Fall Garden Head Start


Keep your garden growing through the heat of the summer and into fall with these essential tasks from HGTVGardens editors and contributors...

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Ask & Share Community Highlights

Marcia asked:
"This year I noticed some of the fuzzy white covering on the leaves of my sage plants was missing in patches. Finally I saw the culprit - a bee about the size of a honeybee but..."

NGA answered:
"What you've seen is a wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum). This is an introduced bee (it's native to southern Europe) that has been in this country since...."

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Helena asked:
"What is the best way to grow basil, oregano, chives, tomatoes and cilantro in winter inside the house?"

NGA answered:
"The biggest limiting factor for growing herbs and tomatoes indoors in the winter is lack of enough light. Even in a sunny window there often isn't enough light..."

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