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February 23, 2024
Divine Dahlias: How to Grow These Garden Divas, From Seeds to Winter Storage

These gorgeous blooms are so pretty and profuse that they have earned an unfair reputation as high-maintenance and hard-to-grow. Nothing could be further from the truth! Whether you grow them...

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What Kind of Composter Are You?

Composting can take your backyard garden to the next level, turning organic waste material into a rich and renewable soil amendment—for free! There are as many types of composting as...

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Gardening Without Breaking the Bank

Bursting with backyard garden ideas but need to stay on a budget? We hear you! With so many great gardening tools and accessories out there, it can be easy to forget that...

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Pinetree Garden Seeds Quick Guide to Growing Lettuce

Red leaf, radicchio, romaine, and more. With such an abundance of delicious and nutritious lettuce varieties available, it can be challenging to choose just one to grow in your garden. The good...

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The Ultimate Gardening Guide: Basic Gardening Tips for Beginners from Pinetree Garden Seeds Customers

We asked the thousands of home gardeners in our Facebook group what they wish they had known before they dug into a lifetime of gardening. The result? A bumper crop...

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How To Pickle & Preserve Your Harvest

One of the problems you may run into with growing your own food is simply having too much of it! You can only eat and give away so much, so...

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Perfecting Your Backyard Soil Before Planting Your Garden

Dig down in your backyard a few inches and take a good look at your garden soil. Is it dark brown and crumbly or heavy reddish clay? Rocky or slightly...

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Transplanting Seedlings - Gardening Knowledge for Backyard Gardeners

So, the hard part is over, right? Getting seeds to germinate and keeping them alive long enough to admire them is a rush… but now what to do? They’re going...

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Growing Giant Pumpkins (that Win Big Blue Ribbons)

If you have ever visited the agricultural exhibits at your county or state fair and wondered how to grow giant pumpkins, our guide below can take you from planting pumpkin seeds to a...

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