Starting a garden with seeds gives you a greater range of plants to grow. You have control of the crop from seed to harvest, an important consideration in organic gardening. Learn more about starting seeds indoors.
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When you plant a fall garden, you’ll have fresh produce up to, and sometimes past, the first frost. Cool season edibles just right for a fall garden include greens like spinach and chard; roots like carrots, radishes and turnips; along with cole crops.
As temperatures soar in mid-summer, you can have problems with pests, like insects that attack your plants, or deer that demolish them. Sometimes, drought conditions lead to problems of excessive heat and too little water. Get tips for summer survival for your vegetable and herb gardens.
Even at the beginning of the gardening season, there’s still work to do, but it’s the enjoyable kind, knowing that every item crossed off your honeydew list provides sweet edibles for you, your family and friends.