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Tag: Vegetable Gardening

When to Harvest Your Vegetable Garden

Clues that Your Vegetables are Ready Before you get ahead of yourself, step back and think about when you planted your vegetable garden. Vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, chives, and oregano are planted early in the growing season whereas tomatoes, potatoes, and onions are planted later in the season, so their harvest dates can differ. Each vegetables growing season starts shortly after the last spring frost date for a specified city/state and(…)

Protecting Your Garden From Cold Weather

Understand Plant Hardiness Zones and Frost Dates Spring is near and gardeners everywhere are itching to get their vegetables planted and ensure their existing perennials bloom. There is a sense of pride for growing the first tomato in the neighborhood. Before you get ahead of yourself, make sure you are aware of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones and frost dates. USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: It’s essential to understand what plants are(…)

Create A Salsa Garden

Plant your own salsa garden with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you love fresh garden salsa, then this is the perfect project for you! Planting your very own salsa garden is easier than you could ever imagine. Follow these simple instructions from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to grow everything for delicious, fresh salsa. How to Create a Salsa Garden: 1. Determine a size and a location in(…)

Keeping Out Garden Insects

Use these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to keep out pesky garden insects. You work hard to grow your vegetable or flower garden, only to have your hard work ruined by garden insects. While some insects are actually helpful in the garden–ground beetles, for example–some can cause serious damage to your vegetables and flowers. With these simple tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep out insect garden(…)

How to Home Compost

Learn how to home compost with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Thinking of starting your own organic garden? The cornerstone to organic gardening is compost and learning how to home compost is a good way to start. Composting is actually fairly easy to do. All you need is a bit of recycled garden or lawn trimmings, some everyday kitchen waste, a little love and a little patience. Nature(…)

How to Keep Out Garden Pests

Keep out common garden pests with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work hard to grow all your fruits, vegetables and flowers, only to have some pesky wildlife reap all the benefits. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep out garden pests and protect your hard work. Deer – Deer love to browse through gardens and shrubs. The gentle creatures can cause quite a(…)

How to Start Straw Bale Gardening

Learn how to start straw bale gardening with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You go to start your own vegetable garden, and you’re met with a gardener’s worst nightmare: poor soil. Instead of putting in the effort of creating raised garden beds, there’s an easier (and cheaper) solution: straw bale gardening. Straw bales are actually perfect for growing plants and vegetables. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you get(…)

5 Easy-to-Grow Vegetables

Start your own vegetable garden with these five easy-to-grow vegetables. If you’re new to the world of vegetable gardening, you’ll probably want to start with some easy-to-grow vegetables. With your own vegetable garden, you can enjoy fresh produce and even start home canning. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you get started with five foolproof, easy-to-grow vegetables. 1. Carrots Carrots are easy to plant and grow. You’ll want(…)

10 Ways to Improve Garden Soil

Improve your garden soil with these 10 tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re new to gardening, or just not getting the results you want, you might need to take a look at your soil’s health. From changing the pH level to adding compost, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has 10 ways you can improve your garden soil. 1. Determine if your soil is sandy, clay-based or something else. It’s important(…)

Growing a Container Vegetable Garden

Follow these easy tips to grow your own container vegetable garden. Do you have a green thumb, but nowhere to grow the bountiful vegetables and herbs that you want? You don’t need a ton of space to grow plants and vegetables. All you really need is a place to plot the soil, some water, sun and little creativity. Follow these simple container vegetable garden tricks, and you’ll be able to(…)

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