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How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed

Like the song says, “There’s just two things money can’t buy, and that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes.” When you bite into a sun-warmed tomato

How to make a window box planter

How To Make a Window Box Planter

Window boxes are not just for raising colorful flowers to enhance your home’s exterior. They are also great for vegetable and herb gardens. If you

Person at table using Mosser Lee Soil Master Soil Test Kit

How to Test Soil

Soil testing is highly recommended for gardens, potted plants, and lawns every year. If your soil does not contain the proper nutrition for your plant,

How to Start Seeds Indoors

In most northern climates, gardeners have long known about the benefits gained when you start seeds indoors. In particular when using seeds to start their own vegetable and flower plants. Not only can you choose the exact plant variety you want to grow in your garden, but you also will be able to maintain the organic growing conditions that may not exist from commercially-grown plants. Generally, only the most common flower and vegetable plants are available at your local garden center during the Spring of the year. Growing your own plants from seed can provide you with a truly unique and enjoyable garden. 

How to Grow Paperwhite Bulbs Indoors

Growing lovely Paperwhite bulbs indoors is a fun fall or winter project. There are many varieties and colors available, so they can accent any décor, table and

Mosser Lee Living Wreath with herbs planted

How to Make a Herb Wreath

When you think of wreaths, your first thoughts may be a pine Christmas wreath or a straw wreath hanging on a door. A living wreath

How to Air Layer a Tree

Air layering is the successful method of plant propagation that has been used for centuries by the Chinese. It is a simple and easy method