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Growing Garlic

Garlic is a plant in the onion family that’s grown for its distinctive taste. Human research has supported many health benefits of garlic. Garlic, planted in autumn, is ready to harvest in mid- to late summer when the leaves turn yellow. Beyond its intense flavor and culinary uses, “the stinking...
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Growing Aglaonema

Aglaonemas are often vibrant and colorful, with strikingly patterned leaves. Because they’re so easy-going, Aglaonemas are perfectly suited for a modern living room or office, bedroom, or cozy study. Because of their tolerance for both moist and dry conditions, and the fact that they will thrive with low light,...
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Growing Abelia

With today’s busy lifestyles, homeowners are always looking for ways to liven up their landscapes without a lot of effort. Abelia is an ornamental shrub that is under-appreciated and underused in many parts of the country and is worth a second look. Grown for its attractive foliage and exceptionally long bloom...
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Growing Weigela

For sheer romantic charm, few ornamental plants rival the character and beauty of weigela. This old-fashioned deciduous shrub, which bears profuse clusters of flowers in spring, is virtually carefree, save for a bit of pruning and watering. The tubular-shaped flowers, which come in various hues, are especially attractive to...
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Growing Zinnias

One of the easiest annuals to grow, zinnia flowers bring an explosion of color wherever they go. The show lasts from late spring until the first frost in fall. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the cheery flowers that bloom in nearly every bright color imaginable. They grow quickly...
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Growing Cabbage

  Traditionally, cabbage seeds were planted on St. Patrick’s Day in northern zones. Old-time farmers believed that to make them grow well, you needed to plant them while wearing your nightclothes! Here’s our Cabbage Growing Guide with instructions on how to plant and grow this hardy, leafy vegetable—which is...
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Growing Bell Peppers

Sweet bell peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow them in your garden!  Peppers resist most garden pests and offer something for everyone: spicy, sweet, or hot; and a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. For this page, we will focus on growing sweet bell peppers. Unlike their spicy brethren, bell peppers do not...
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Growing Christmas Cactus

Christmas cacti are a very popular houseplant—and for good reason! When they bloom, they produce colorful, tubular flowers in pink or lilac colors. Their beautiful flowers, long bloom time, and easy care requirements make them a wonderful plant.  Unlike many other cacti, Christmas cacti and their relatives don’t live in...
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Growing Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe vera plants are useful, too, as the juice from their leaves can be used to relieve pain from scrapes and burns when applied topically. Here’s how to grow and care for aloe vera plants in...
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Growing Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and vitamins. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest Brussels sprouts in your garden! They require a long growing season (80+ days to harvest), and are generally more successful when grown for a fall or early winter...
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