Spring Garden Tips
Growing Vegetables and Fruits

A Planting Tradition; The Three Sisters Garden

Try a Native American tradition of planting corn, squash and beans – the three sisters – together in your garden this year.

Always Room for Strawberries!

Low in calories, high in vitamin C and antioxidants, strawberries also provide seasonal interest in gardens and containers.

Consider using strawberries as a groundcover in sunny locations. Their attractive leaves, white flowers, red fruit and brilliant red fall color add sparkle to the landscape and provide fresh fruit for your meals.

Big Results from Small Gardens

Strategies for Maximizing Your Garden Harvest

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Build Great Garden Soil with Lasagna Gardening

Put yard waste to work and improve your soil with Pat Lanza's lasagna gardening.

Measure your garden bed. A 4 x 8 foot wide bed allows easy access and is a manageable size for most gardeners. Cover the area with moist newspaper. Wet newspaper tends to stay in place even on those windy days. Add a handful of soil just to be sure.

Composting and Raised Bed Gardening Together in Any Space

Create a raised bed, compost and rotate your garden crops in one space using this convenient garden technique.

Drying and Preserving Herbs

Keep the flavor of your garden alive all year long. Pick and dry herbs for winter meals and holiday gifts.

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Edible Flowers

Pluck a few flowers and add flavor and color to your favorite salad, beverage, or jelly.

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Edible Ornamental Landscapes

A beautiful landscape can feed your body as well as your mind and spirit, when you include some edible ornamental plants.

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