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The Ten Healthiest Vegetables to Grow and Eat

Your grandparents or great grandparents most likely had a Victory Garden in their backyard. During the times of food rationing in World War I and II, people were encouraged to grow food in their back yards to ease the food shortage, and as a sign of patriotism and defiance. The garden itself was a sign of victory. It gave ordinary people a chance to feel like they were contributing to the...

How to Grow Tomatoes

Grow tomatoes indoors produces beautiful fruit without most of the hassle of outdoor gardening. With today’s technology and limited outdoor space, growing tomatoes indoors is a fun, exciting, and delicious hobby. In the following passages we will show you how to grow tomatoes on your own. Growing Tomatoes To get you started growing tomatoes we’ve put together 10 simple steps for you to...

How to Grow Grass

When your lawn is dead and brown or you want to revamp the look of your landscape, laying down and growing new grass is the only way to revive it. To help you with this, we’ve put together this guide on how to grow grass. You could grow grass from seed, but that would take more time and patience than you’ve probably got. How to Install Sod Grass Instead, consider learning how to instal...

How to Grow Potatoes in a Container

Growing potatoes in your garden can take up a lot of space, so learning how to grow potatoes in a container lets you plant on the vertical, not just the horizontal. This conserves space in your garden for all the other, prettier vegetables you want to grow. Meanwhile, you’ll have a steady potato supply once harvest time comes. Potato Container Growing To begin potato container growing, first...

How to Grow Pumpkins in Texas

Pumpkins are very useful things indeed. Not only do the vast majority of people buy them for Halloween in order to carve out a scary face, but they are also transformed into the traditional pumpkin pie at every Americans Thanksgiving table. Learning how to grow pumpkins in Texas requires that you understand some additional steps in the process. Tips for Growing Pumpkins In order to grow your own p...

How to Grow Strawberries

Understanding how to grow strawberries is easy and rewarding. If you would like to grow your own strawberries, follow these simple steps below: Location for Growing Strawberries When growing strawberries you need to choose the location carefully. As they can be severely damaged due to frost, it is best to plant them in the highest area of your garden. Strong winds can also cause harm to the plant ...

How to Grow Peanuts

Peanuts are not something typically grown in the home and therefore it is not common to know how to grow peanuts. However, this is surprising as practically every household contains a packet of peanuts sitting in the cupboard and so why not grow your own? Growing Peanuts In order to start growing peanuts just follow these five simple steps. Preparation Your first choice needs to be which type of p...

How to Grow Onions

Learning how to grow onions is one of the best ways to allocate your garden resources, because onions are used in so many recipes and dishes. You may be like me and not like raw onions in the least, but even then, cooked onions are useful in enhancing the taste in foods ranging from Italian pasta dishes to Indian curries. If you want to enjoy the freshest onions, grow them fresh in your own in per...

How to Grow Rice

Rice is difficult to grow in your backyard, but it’s worth knowing how to grow rice, in case you want to experiment with rice farming. In Asia, it’s frowned on to waste even a single grain of rice, because that would dishonor the farmers, who have to spend many hours a day in the difficult maintenance and harvesting of rice. Watch any samurai movie and you’ll see how rice is treated ...

How to Grow Sunflowers

Learning how to grow sunflowers is an option for any garden, because the sunflower’s bright colors tend to brighten peoples’ moods and add vibrancy to any home garden. Sunflowers can grow over 20 feet tall and bloom over 2 feet in diameter. These are some of the most striking flowers you can have in your garden. Or is a sunflower a flower? Some people consider sunflowers to be vegetables. Othe...

How to Grow Thyme

Thyme is a common plant that’s grown both indoors and outdoors. Many people learn how to grow thyme as one of their first gardening projects. In case you’re a new gardener or florist and were wondering, thyme is classified as an herb. Learning how to grow thyme is a rewarding way for beginning agriculturalists and plant enthusiasts to start their new hobby, since you can use the herb i...

How to Grow Tobacco

It’s time to join “Big Tobacco”, by learning how to grow tobacco plants. Tobacco has been a major cash crop through the history of the United States of America, though tobacco was a popular crop in America, before the U.S. existed. The British colonies became major parts of the British Empire, because of the profits reaped from tobacco production. Tobacco is used for obvious appl...

How to Grow Wheatgrass

Learning how to grow wheatgrass is a way of having the vegetables that you want, without having to go to the store to buy out-of-date or low quality products. It’s rewarding to grow your own vegetables, if you have the time and energy to devote to nurturing produce, growing and harvesting them the correct way. Having a garden is a good way to enjoy nature, remain active and soak up some sunl...

How to Plant Bamboo

Learning how to plant bamboo is something you might not ever have considered, but a bamboo crop has many applications you wouldn’t immediately consider. Although bamboo is more commonly grown in the east than the west, more North Americans have started to grow bamboo in their own local gardens in the past generation or so. You might not have known this, but bamboo can be used as a cooking in...

How to Plant Flowers

Flowers come in so many shapes, sizes and varieties, it’s hard to generalize about the best care methods for flowers. That’s one thing that makes the process of learning how to plant flowers so interesting, though becoming an amateur florist can be frustrating at times. Given the wide scope of flowers, it’s no surprise that many people plant different types of them every day, eit...

How to Plant Apple Seeds

Apple orchards are a classic addition to a scenic homestead. Even when you don’t want to add a whole row of apple trees to your property, planting apple trees is an American tradition which goes all the way back to the legends as the story of Johnny Appleseed, who roamed the American Midwest in the early 19th century, planting apple seeds. Start a tradition of your own by learning how to pla...

How to Grow Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is easy to learn how to grow in your own home or garden, and aloe vera is useful for more than one home use or remedy. Learning how to grow aloe vera can be a rewarding and educational pursuit, compared to purchasing plants and vegetables from the store. Of course, Aloe vera plants are of higher quality and freshness than store bought plants and vegetables, but that’s just one of t...

How to Grow Basil

Basil is a popular herb that’s purchased in small containers at your local grocery store. Many people grow their own basil either in their own outdoor gardens or inside their own homes. Learning how to grow basil is an easy way of breaking into gardening, since basil plants are less demanding than so many other crops. Putting the time and effort into planting, growing, nurturing and harvesti...

How to Grow Carrots

Carrots are one of the most popular root crops throughout the world. Many home garden grow carrots, because they are healthy and can be added to so many dishes. Add homegrown carrots to any number of meals, to make a nutritious side. If you’ve seen the commercials, you know carrots are a great source of vitamin A. Learning how to grow carrots isn’t difficult, but it does require time a...

How to Grow Celery

Celery might seem like a simple vegetable to learn how to grow it, but you’ll find that celery is easy to start growing, but difficult to maintain. Celery is a water-based vegetable, so it’s easy for celery plants to dry out and die. Also, planters have to be careful where they plant celery, because too much sunlight will kills celery stalks, while too little light retards the growth. Cele...

How to Grow Corn

Corn is one of the staple crops in the world, making the knowledge of how to grow corn valuable. Even before the first European settlers came to America, natives were planting and harvesting maize, a vegetable similar to corn. Learning how to grow corn can be an interesting way to gain insight into the early ways of living in America. Also, growing corn gives you the opportunity to obtain fresh an...

How to Grow Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a versatile vegetable, with many uses ranging from health care to consumption. Consuming cucumbers contain useful vitamins like potassium and magnesium. Cucumbers can be pickled or eaten raw, and pickled cucumbers are so popular in North America, they are referred to by the generic term “pickles”. Learning how to grow cucumbers can give you access to a steady supply of th...

How to Grow Flowers

Learning how to grow flowers in a bed or a garden is a popular for many people, because a nice flower garden adds to the beauty of your yard. Many people try to grow as many different flowers in their gardens as they can, though amateur florists need to be careful their non-native flowers aren’t the kind that can take over native flower populations. There are different types of flowers available...

How to Grow Mushrooms

Growing mushrooms is a common hobby for amateur agriculturalists and mycologists alike. Mushrooms are unique among other garden “plants”, since they are fungi and not in the plant family. According to a consensus of scientists, mushrooms are more closely related to animals than plants, though the mushroom we eat is the fruit of a fungus, much like an apple is the fruit of an apple tree...

How to Grow Garlic

Growing garlic at home can be a fun and rewarding activity, while making your home dining experience more rewarding, too. Many people prefer to grow their vegetables at home, because they prefer the better freshness and taste of their homegrown foods. Learning how to grow their own vegetables therefore becomes enticing, and learning how to grow garlic is right at the top of the list. The different...

How to Grow Herbs

Learning how to grow herbs is useful in a variety of ways: as spices, flavoring or in home remedy usages. Many people buy their herbs from a grocery store or local market, though others choose to grow their own herbs in their backyard or even inside their houses. Growing herbs isn’t difficult, if you take the time to read a little bit about how to grow herbs at home. Growing Herbs at Home Gr...

How to Plant Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a striking and varied type of flower that many florists want in their garden. For this reason, learning how to plant hibiscus plants is something most gardeners want to learn, because hibiscus is an enjoyable addition to any garden. You can plant hibiscus flowers either indoors or outdoors, but the outdoor variety is what I suggest, since hibiscus attracts bees and butterflies, and the...

How to Grow Plants

Learning how to grow plants is a hobby for many people, as well as a money-saving hobby. The idea of having your own garden and growing fruits and vegetables is fulfilling, because you nurture plants to put food on the dinner table, but gardening is also economical, because it’s cheaper to grow your own food. One of the biggest problems with growing plants, though, is learning what each plan...

How to Plant Shrubs

Shrubs are one of the most popular additions for any garden or yard. Planting shrubs is basic to just about any yard work, so you need to know how to plant shrubs. There are many different types of decorative shrubs, so you’ll have your option for bounding your yard and garden. However, shrubs are hard to maintain, because some both grow fast and don’t need watering, while others grow slow...

How to Plant a Garden

Gardening is a popular hobby for people around the world, but many people aren’t sure how to plant a garden. For many, gardening is much more than just a pastime. In many cultures, gardening is a mark of self-sustainability and a way of life. Home-growing vegetables can be a cost-effective method of getting produce. Anyone can garden, with some basic knowledge and a little hard work. Choosin...

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