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tomato blossom end rot

How to Prevent Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

Our master gardener answers the summer gardening question: How do I prevent blossom-end rot on my tomatoes?
shade gardens explained

Shade Garden Tutorial: Defining Light, Partial and Full Shade Plants

Plant tags show a darkened circle or half circle to represent shade, but what's the difference between light shade, partial shade, full shade and deep shade?
Interplanting tomatoes and marigold flowers

Interplanting In Depth: Combining Fruits and Veggies With Flowers and Herbs

Interplanting flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits creates some benefits that enhance the overall success of my garden. Here are reasons to interplant your garden.

5 Tips for Successful Gardening in Small Spaces

Don’t think you have enough space to grow your own veggies? Think again.
carrots and zucchini from my garden

3 Helpful Gardening Lessons

I like the idea of growing my own food, but I'm not especially talented at gardening. Still, I enjoy a challenge, and unlike most people who rely on Google for horticulture help (they are experts, after all), I have a secret weapon – my mother.
Morning Glory vines

6 Common Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid some common mistakes we gardeners make that result in a lot of extra work.
How to compost

How to Compost

Use what’s in your yard to create your own compost. You need the following elements: nitrogen, carbon, oxygen and water.

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