Plant Your Fall Garden Now

Planting a Fall or Second Season Garden For many gardeners, the term “Fall Garden” is synonymous with a second season of cole crops (not to be confused with cold crops). Cole crops are vegetables from the brassica genus, most notably broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. These vegetable varieties are cold tolerant and actually grow and taste

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Maximize Your Garden

Getting the Most from Your Garden Here are a few simple tips that can help you get more from your vegetable gardening space. Not only will you improve your yield per square foot, you may also improve the appearance of your garden and reduce your maintenance work. Some intensive gardening techniques can also reduce weed

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How To Plant a Tree

With a little planning and preparation, you can add both beauty and value to your landscape with trees. Whether you’re planting a mid-sized “ball and burlap” tree or a smaller bare root tree, your Mantis tiller will make the job easier and will increase the likelihood of success. Watch Our Video Download the Planting Guide

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Keep Calm and Garden On

They say eating healthy isn’t expensive, perhaps your grocery bill tells a whole different story. Maybe you want to eat organic, but the $4.99 per pound cost of green peppers has you wincing ($1.99 pp for non-organic btw). What if I told you there’s a way to get an abundant amount of fresh organic vegetables

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Get A Jump on Your Garden This Spring

Unless you grow only one or two vegetables, or grow the same thing every year, some planning will help you have a better garden this year. Even a little bit of planning will help you save time, save money, and get off to a really good start. 1. Start with a general list of what

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Flower Bed & Backyard
Vegetable Garden Ideas

Among the many joys of gardening is that there’s always something new to try and always something new to learn. If you’re ready to try some new ideas in your vegetable garden or flower beds, here are a few suggestions: 1. Try a New Cultivar Every year the seed companies introduce new cultivars (cultivated varieties)

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Vegetable Transplants

The best way to get high quality, healthy, and true-to-name vegetable transplants is to grow your own. If, however, you choose to buy transplants from a nursery or garden center, here’s a guide to selecting and caring for transplants. Which Vegetables Should I Plant? If you are a first-time gardener, you may want to start

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How To Create a Bulb Garden

Bulb gardens are one of the earliest and most dramatic signs of spring. A well-planned mass planting of tulips, daffodils or hyacinths–the “big 3” of spring-flowering bulbs–can be a virtual show-stopper in your landscape, providing years of spell-binding color and cheer after the dark, gray days of winter. Here’s an easy step by step approach

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A Great Tool to Create or Expand Your Deer Food Plot

Are deer food plots a good idea? Absolutely! Deer food plots may or may not increase the amount of deer in your area, but they will contribute to maintaining healthier deer. If you’re a hunter or wildlife photographer, creating a deer food plot may increase your chances of seeing a deer or two in your

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Volunteer Plants

Volunteer Plants in the Garden and Landscape A wise gardener once described a weed as any plant that is growing where you don’t want it…grass in the perennial garden, dandelions in the yard, and creeping charley in your lawn or vegetable garden are classic examples. A volunteer, on the other hand, is an unintended plant

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Growing Tomato Plants from Seeds

Almost all vegetable gardeners grow tomatoes. In fact, one survey indicated that a whopping 98% of vegetable gardeners grew tomatoes, probably because they’re so versatile, healthful, and delicious. Growing your own tomato plants from seed is both easy and fun; and, it will enable you to experience some truly wonderful cultivars that aren’t always available

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Goals for Next Year’s Gardens

Now is a great time to set some goals for next year’s gardens. Your recent and current successes and shortfalls are fresh in your mind. Here are some ideas of goals that you might set for next year’s gardens: What to Grow Now is the best time to decide what to grow and what not

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Preparing Garden Soil

Soil Preparation Since a great garden begins with good soil, make sure to give your dirt special attention when preparing your garden. The key thing to remember is this: soil is made up primarily of solid matter, air and water. The latter two are critical for the successful growth of any vegetables, fruits, flowers or

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Gardening in Clay Soil

What is Clay Soil? To begin, let’s define soil. All soil is a combination of mineral particles, organic matter, water, and air. The mineral particles come from weathered and dissolved rock matter, and the organic components come from decayed plant and animal materials. Air and water circulate within the spaces between the solid mineral and

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Create a Garden

How to create a garden with the Mantis Tiller With the Mantis Tiller, you will discover just how easy, and fulfilling it is to create your very own vegetable or flower garden that you and your family can enjoy year after year! Click Here for a printable PDF copy of this brochure. Step 1 Pick

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Better Gardens from Better Soil

Your garden soil is where your plants live and produce. Great soil makes having a great garden much easier; poor soil makes having even a good garden a burdensome challenge. So the very best thing that you can do for your garden this year is to improve your soil. Soil’s Basic Components All soil consists

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