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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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