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Terracotta vs Plastic Pots: Which is Better for Edible Gardens?

One of the fun choices we get to make when we plant container gardens is picking out the container. Don’t get me wrong; I also love choosing new varieties of vegetables and which tools I might need. But there’s a certain aesthetic pleasure in finding that perfect pot. Often though, I’m left trying to decide […]

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How to Grow a Smoothie Garden Indoors

I love smoothies. And if you live in a warm enough place and have enough outdoor space, you can pretty easily grow a smoothie garden with all the fruits and veggies you want. If you don’t live in a lush, tropical garden, however, you might think you need to settle for picking up your smoothies […]

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Tips for Growing Root Vegetables Indoors in Pots

You’re right. Growing root vegetables indoors isn’t exactly on the cover of Garden Glamour magazine. (I just made that up. It’s not a real magazine. But if it was, indoor root veggies probably wouldn’t be on the cover.) Sure, you’ve got your ornamental kale, your hydroponic leaf lettuce, and your indoor herb garden. I’m all for those, especially since I live in New England and can’t grow vegetables outdoors in the winter. 

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How to Make an Indoor Herb Garden Gift Set for Friends and Family

I love birthdays, holidays, special occasions, celebrations, dinner parties, and pretty much any other reason to enjoy a time of celebrating with friends or family members. The only issue is that it sometimes feels challenging to come up with the right gift to share. Enter the hand-curated indoor herb garden gift set.  Not to sound […]

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The Best Hydroponic System for Vegetables and Herbs

As someone who loves to cook and does it a bit for a living, I always need fresh ingredients, especially herbs. With so many lettuce recalls in the last few years, I’ve also gotten wary about purchasing store-bought lettuce. It was these two things that led me to seek out a way to start gardening indoors during the winter, and how I discovered the best hydroponic system for vegetables and herbs.

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How to Stop Lettuce Downy Mildew for Good

One of the reasons I love to grow lettuce is that it can withstand some pretty cool temperatures and the shorter days of fall here in the northeast. It also grows quickly, meaning there’s less time for my lettuce patch to run into problems with diseases. There is one exception, though: lettuce downy mildew.  If […]

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The Best Grow Lights for Tomatoes and Peppers

Living in New England, my outdoor garden slows to a halt by late September. I used to get sad thinking about how long I’d have to wait before growing another crop of fresh tomatoes and peppers. (Is there anything worse than a grocery store tomato in January?) Then I decided I would try my hand at indoor growing, so I could enjoy fresh tomatoes and peppers all year long.

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How to Regulate Humidity for Indoor Herb Gardens

Figuring out how to regulate humidity indoors can sometimes feel like a hopeless venture. Just when you get it right, someone opens the front door, and the whole indoor atmosphere changes. Or here in New England, one day can be 70 and sunny, and the next is 48 and windy. If I didn’t care about […]

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An Intro to Growing Herbs and Vegetables Indoors

Are you suffering from garden woes? Do you have a small yard with no garden space? Live in an apartment and can’t grow outdoors? Want to grow herbs and veggies all year long instead of just half of the year? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then growing herbs and vegetables indoors is the answer to your gardening prayers.

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How to Create Tasty Indoor Plant Growing Kits for Kids

Yes, I know. Kids and vegetables don’t have a reputation for being on speaking terms. And now here we are adding the word “tasty” to the idea of indoor plant growing kits. I get it. There are definitely some vegetables that you can file in the “acquired taste” category.