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Exercise in a Garden Gym
Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because theyre outdoors doesnt necessarily mean theyre getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....
A Simpler Way to Make New Plants
Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. Its a convenient way...
Barriers for Root Weevils
Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...
New Purple Poppies
Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...
In the Garden
Watering and fertilizing patterns you begin now will help or hinder your plants' abilities to thrive -- not just survive -- during the extended heat of summer.
When germinating seeds, water the beds or flats several times a day...
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Tool or Gardening Product
Trellises Trellises provide support for greater fruit production per square foot of soil. More leaf area...
Clever Gardening Technique
Netting, Rags, and Old Nylons Support heavy squash and melons growing up trellises with netting or with rags or old nylons. If...
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- Plant Blocks of Corn
- Use Legume Inoculant
- Leave Roots of Pea Vines
- Thin Fruits
- Tending Spring-Blooming Bulbs