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I Love Spring Anywhere: Our Best Garden Tips

Spring Garden

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in the garden.” —Ruth Stout

Spring is almost here which means it’s almost time to bring that garden of yours back to life. The rewards of homegrown foods can be heady. Whether you are biting into a juicy tomato from your own backyard, gathering the first radishes of the season or whipping up an herb-infused honey, you are engaging with your food in a new way. Get the best garden tips from the pros and start growing your own food now.

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naturehillsnursery
4/23/2014 3:57:47 PM

People always say to get a head start by planting seeds indoors first and then moving them outside as weather permits. However, I like to skip this initial step by planting outdoors right away and simply changing the weather conditions by laying plastic sheeting over my garden. The sheeting not only uses the warmth of the sun to increase the temperature, but also protects tender seedlings from wind & critters. Condensation even waters the plants for me! Of course, this method requires a bit of care, but for it's preferable to planting indoors, constantly watering and then still needing to transplant later. If you do however like to start a few things indoors, this is a handy product: http://www.naturehills.com/moist-rich-soil