Author: Leonard J Kovar Jr

Grow The 5 Top Herbs In Hardiness Zones 3 To 10

This article will provide you with 5 herbs that will grow best in the hardiness zone you are in. There are 13 hardiness zones in North America, divided according to temperature and climate. They help gardeners determine which plants will most likely thrive in their location. Herbs need lots of sun and regular watering to grow well. So, unfortunately, most herbs won’t grow on Zones 1 and 2 due to to their short growing season and cold weather. Herbs and spices give character to any dish. But they do more than just improve the taste, they also provide several health benefits. Many herbs...

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Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting seeds indoors can give you a lot of benefits. It’s very practical – it can save you money, it extends your growing season  and it provides you a wider variety of plants to choose from. You can start your flowers or vegetables from seeds indoors in the early spring and transplant them outdoors when the weather is right for them to thrive. With the right conditions, you can even start your seeds a few weeks before the last frost to give you a good head start. Sowing seeds on your own is an enjoyable and rewarding activity for any gardener. What...

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Top 10 Gardening Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Not all of us have green thumbs but that shouldn’t stop you from achieving your dream of a beautiful, productive garden. There’s a lot to learn when you’re just starting out but gardening is fun and worthwhile. You may make some mistakes and poor decisions along the way but that’s just part of the adventure. But to save you from that, here are some of the most common mistakes that novice gardeners make and some tips on how to avoid them. 10 Most Common Gardening Mistakes: [ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”block” ihc_mb_who=”unreg” ihc_mb_template=”2″ ][/ihc-hide-content] 1. Starting Too Big Don’t bite off more...

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10 Garden Helpers and How to Lure Them

You’re not the only one working hard on your garden. Thousands of other insects are quietly working with you. While most bugs look unappealing to gardeners many of them actually help. Being able to distinguish between the pests and the garden helpers is a big advantage. Some insects are the natural enemies of pests – these are your garden defenders. Luring these “good bugs” into your garden is the most basic principle of organic gardening. Keeping these helpful insects in your garden diversifies the number of species living in that ecological system and increasing the ecological diversity of a...

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