How to prepare your herb bed for winter

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How to prepare your herb bed for winter, herbs, winterizing, Backyard Eden,,

October is here! The evenings are starting to cool. That is a clear indication of fall finally being here in our Texas garden. Each morning is a little more brisk than the last and there is dew on the ground.  The pumpkin spice latte craze is all around us. At this point I know it’s […]

How to use Row Covers to extend your season

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How to use row covers to extend your season, season extension, Backyard Eden,,

Summer gardens are one of the most stunning sights to see.  They can be filled with gorgeous heirloom tomatoes and peppers, sweet watermelons and as many cucumbers as you can eat.  We get to enjoy that plentiful harvest all summer long, but what happens when summer comes to an end? Most of our gardens here […]

Hydroponics vs Soil

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Hydroponics vs soil, Hydroponics, Backyard Eden,,

The surge of organic gardening has boomed lately and people are looking for ways to grow their own food at home. There is no shortage of methods to grow a garden.   The days of making rows are almost forgotten.  Among these new gardening trends, there is a method with great potential. Hydroponics! Which one […]

5 Tips for Growing Carrots in Raised Beds

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5 Tips for growing Carrots in Raised Beds, Raised Beds, carrots, Backyard Eden,,

There is just something about harvesting fresh grown carrots from your home garden.  They are sweeter and more delicious when home grown.  You can grow the best carrots at home in your garden if you follow these 5 tips for growing carrots in raised beds! 5 Tips for Growing Carrots in Raised Beds Loose soil […]

How to choose your greenhouse

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How to choose a greenhouse for you, greenhouse, Backyard Eden,,

A greenhouse offers you a way to extend the joy of gardening. Once you are inside, warm and dry, it doesn’t matter if it is windy or rainy outside. Inside this protected environment, plants grow, dependent upon your skill and attention. What do you want in a greenhouse? Once you have decided to build a […]

Advantages of using hydroponics

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Advantages of using hydroponics, hydroponics, Backyard Eden,,

So, you have decided to grow a garden this year? Awesome! Everyone should be growing their own food!  Before you go spending a lot of money unnecessarily, you should take a look at all of the advantages of using hydroponics. Advantages of using hydroponics What is hydroponics? Hydroponic gardening is garden work at its best. […]

What are Microgreens

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What are microgreens, growing microgreens, Backyard Eden,,

We all love a great salad, right? I definitely do! I love being able to pick fresh leaves from the garden to make a quick salad for lunch.  What about flavor?  I love plants that pack a punch of flavor in my food.  Can food like that be grown indoors during the winter? You can! […]

How to grow Zucchini Vertically

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How to grow zucchini vertically, How to grow zucchini, vertical gardening, Backyard Eden,,

If you want to start a vertical garden, learning to how to grow zucchini could be the first step to do so. Not only does Zucchini grow nicely into a vine, it doesn’t take too much trouble to grow as well. Read on to learn how to grow zucchini vertically! Zucchini belongs to the same […]

10 Crops that you should direct sow in your garden

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10 crops that you should direct sow in your garden, direct sow. planting a garden, Backyard Eden,,

Each and every year at this time, if our growing season is over we start to plan our next spring garden. I constantly hear people talking about when and how to start their seeds indoors.  The thing that a lot of people do not know is that there are many different fruits and vegetables can […]

How to grow Blueberries in pots

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How to grow blueberries in pots, container blueberries, how to grow blueberries, Backyard Eden,,

There is nothing better than growing your own fruit at home in your very own garden. Just think about it, you wake up in the morning and go out to harvest your very own blueberries.  Wouldn’t that be amazing?  Yes!  Blueberries can be easy to grow in you have some basic knowledge.  Here is how […]

How to root a tomato sucker

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How to root a tomato sucker, rooting tomato suckers, Backyard Eden,,

The key is to start early, and take cuttings when the plant is still healthy.  Within several weeks, you will have new tomato plants.  Cloning tomato plants from suckers is quicker than starting a new crop from seed. Here is how to root a tomato sucker! What is a tomato sucker? Tomato suckers are the […]

What is Hydroponic Gardening

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What is hydropnic gardening, hydroponic gardening, Backyard Eden,,

What is Hydroponic Gardening? Hydroponic gardening is a type of gardening where you grow plants without using soil. In hydroponics, plants are grown in water-based solutions. The solutions contain the necessary nutrients for plants to grow and to produce fresh food. Generally, you grow hydroponic plants directly in the nutrient solution alone. You can also […]

How to incorporate vegetable plants into your landscaping

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How to incorporate vegetable plants into your landscaping, landscaping with vegetables, Backyard Eden,,

It’s not surprising that many people are opting to grow their own vegetables, especially since the food prices continue to rise. Many gardeners find themselves planting and tending to various plants and flowers, so why not add vegetable plants into the mix also. It is easy to mix edibles into your garden once you learn […]

The Top 10 Tomato Planting Tips for producing the healthiest plants

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The Top 10 Tomato Planting Tips for producing the healthiest plants, tomato tips, Backyard Eden,,

What is the most popular vegetable to grow in your garden? Of course-tomatoes! Have you had a questionable past with growing your own tomatoes? You can grow tomatoes successfully if you follow these tomato planting tips! Planting tomato plants is easy. They are among the easiest garden plants to grow and if you live in […]

Using seed tape to get the perfect garden spacing

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Using seed tape to get the perfect garden spacing, seed tape, using seed tape, Backyard Eden,,

How many times have you planted a handful of tiny seeds — onions and carrots or even herbs like basil!  Have you sown a row of tiny seeds, only to end up thinning out over half the seedlings? Using seed tape to get the perfect garden spacing will reduce the work you have to do in […]

Top 4 Tips to build healthy garden soil

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Top 4 Tips to build healthy garden soil, build healthy soil, soil, Backyard Eden,,

Soil is a blend of organic material, water, air, and minerals. The organic matter comes from plant roots, microorganisms, and decaying plants and animals. When you follow these top 4 tips to build healthy garden soil, you will be pleased with your garden. When the organic material decays it feeds the plants that are growing […]

How to amend clay soil

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How to amend clay soil, clay soil, Backyard Eden,,

Gardening can be difficult when your garden is mostly clay soil. Clay soil is challenging because it is dense and holds a lot of moisture. It looks like nothing would grow in it. Most people blame the builders for removing the quality soil during the home construction. However, with a bit of effort and patience, […]

What is succession planting

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What is succession planting, succession planting, succession cropping, Backyard Eden,,

’Growing a backyard garden can be a challenge when dealing with limited space. The solution is easy! There is a method known as succession planting and it is the most effective and efficient way to resolve this problem. With a little planning you can have enough time to plant two or more crops in the same […]

How to grow Strawberries in pots

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How to grow strawberries in pots, growing strawberries in pots, container gardening, strawberries, Backyard Eden,,

How to grow strawberries in pots Fall is just around the corner.  Do you know what is amazing?  Picking fresh strawberries during the winter. Even on the coldest of winter days, you can enjoy fresh picked strawberries for your favorite snacks and desserts without having to pay the phenomenal costs at the grocery store. Here is how to grow strawberries […]

What is winter gardening

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What is winter gardening, winter gardening, Backyard Eden,,

Most people believe that the vegetable gardening season ends in September and starts all over in April or May. While this may certainly be the time with the most agreeable temperatures – where you will spend more time outside – it isn’t true that winter is a “dead season“.  Even though most people consider winter […]