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GROWING FRUITS

Growing Your Own Raspberries

Few fruits prompt as much childhood nostalgia as the raspberry. If you grew up or vacationed in a northern state you probably enjoyed your first raspberry on a nature walk or family hike in the…

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Laundry Basket Turned Strawberry Planter

Let’s be honest, planting pots can get pretty expensive, especially if you want the planter to look a certain way instead of a typical plain look or want to purchase multiple planters. This is not…

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How to Grow the Jujube Fruit

Jujube fruit has only become popular in recent years, and while it sounds like an exotic, tropical fruit, it’s actually been grown in Texas and other southwestern areas of the U.S. since the mid-1800s. Jujube…

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How to Grow Lime Trees!!

Lime trees are among the most cold-sensitive of all citrus trees, growing outdoors only in warm, mild climates. But, you don’t have to live south of zone 9 to grow lime trees indoors. If you’ve…

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How to Grow Hardy Kiwifruit

If you love kiwi from the grocery store, you might try growing its relative, the hardy kiwifruit, at home.  Sweeter in flavor when compared to the commercial variety, the hardy kiwifruit (Actinidia arguta) can be…

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6 Tips for Better Results Growing Strawberries

Strawberries are a versatile little fruit, from cereal/salad topper to smoothie flavoring to tart pastry filling, this is a fruit you can incorporate into breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverage, or dessert. In addition to packing a bounty of Vitamin…

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Thin Your Fruit to Prevent Rotting in Backyard Orchards

Though it can be comforting to eye those weighted-down branches on your fruit trees and anticipate the harvest, the sad fact is that fruit that’s too tightly clustered on the tree can begin to rot….

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