Planting time is now if you live in USDA Hardiness Zone 4. Zone 4 includes cities like Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as northern Iowa, Nebraska and Montana. For the most part this region has only a spring planting season, but a few fast-growing crops may be planted again at the end of summer for an early fall harvest.Read Full Story
Ensuring a successful harvest from your vegetable garden means planting at the right time for your region. Zone 6 includes cities like Branson, Mo. and Lebanon, Pa., as well as New Jersey, Appalachia and areas of the inland Pacific Northwest. Late March is about the earliest you can start planting in Zone 6.Read Full Story
Knowing when to start seeds and when to transplant them into your garden will help you maximize your harvest. The rules for when to plant vary by region and average temperatures, but knowing your zone can be a helpful guideline. Zone 5 includes areas of the midwest, including most of Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; Columbia, Mo.; and Mansfield, Penn.Read Full Story
Cabbage is one of the vegetable staples included with corned beef in a St. Patrick's Day meal, but cabbage is a nutritious addition to meals all year round. Growing cabbage in a home garden opens the door to the enjoyment of lesser-known cabbage varieties.Read Full Story
A fresh garden salad can include more than the same old greens, like lettuce and spinach. Try growing unusual greens that are both healthy and flavorful. These less-familiar greens are just as easy to grow as lettuce, making them a perfect choice for your home garden.Read Full Story
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