Tag: planting

Companion Planting in the Vegetable Garden

As you plan this year’s garden, consider using companion planting. By selecting plants that will repel certain pests or improve the soil around other crops, you can boost your yield.

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Plant Now for Fall Vegetables!

Plant this summer, and you can harvest fall vegetables like turnips and beets even when the weather turns cold.

Believe it or not, you can harvest fresh veggies until Thanksgiving if you plant in July and August! So even while you’re harvesting beans, tomatoes, and other produce from the summer garden, it’s time to plant your fall vegetables.

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Plant for Pollinators!

Bees are in trouble. Plant a pollinator garden and help bring back the pollinators!

As you’re planning your garden this spring, consider ways to make your garden a haven for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

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Recording the Seasons: The Garden Journal

The garden journal is a gardener’s record book, personal history, and auxilary memory. At its simplest, the journal is a place to record what you planted, when, and how well it did. The more detail oriented may record temperature, rain,

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The Strawberry Patch

The staff at Spotts Garden Service are berry lovers of the first order. (Amy F makes a mean strawberry shortcake!) No matter how small your garden, you can fit in some strawberries. And one taste of the home-grown article will

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Planting Bulbs the Easy Way

Oh, how we love spring bulbs. We plant bulbs in flower borders, under the trees (a great place for daffodils, snowdrops, crocus, and grape hyacinth), and along paths. If you love to bring flowers into the house, consider planting a

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