General Gardening

How to Harvest Tomatoes and Tomato Seeds

Harvesting tomatoesAfter your tomato plants have had their growth spurt and flower, they will begin to produce fruit. But when should you pick your tomatoes, how should you store them and how can you save tomato seeds for the next gardening season?

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No Hose? No Problem!

Garden HoseMany balconies don’t have a hose hookup, which can make it difficult for balcony container gardeners to water their plants. Here’s a free and easy solution to water your plants.

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Garden Recipe: Home-Grown Salsa

Home-grown salsaYou can make a delicious salsa from a small balcony garden. Nothing tastes better than fresh ingredients picked right from the kitchen garden, prepared and eaten less than 5 minutes later! The best part is that you can make your salsa your own. Make it super spicy or super mild, add as much garlic or onion as you want, and you can prepare it and make it fresh throughout the gardening season. So why not devote a corner of your garden to a salsa garden?

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Epcot’s “Behind the Seeds” Tour at Walt Disney World

Disney World EpcotThe "Living with the Land" attraction at Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park is a 14-minute boat ride that teaches visitors about agriculture around the world. During the ride, park guests sail through experimental greenhouses to see some of the produce grown for the Epcot restaurants, as well as new and different ways to grow our favorite garden plants, including bananas, tomatoes, sunflowers, pumpkins, lettuce and more.

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Tips for Creating a Thriving Indoor Garden

Indoor garden fluorescent lightsIf you’re one of the apartment gardeners who does not have enough light outside to grow sun-loving plants, you may want to try growing plants indoors. You can also start seeds indoors and move their containers outside once they are established.

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