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Last week, we went over the best methods to use to plant and grow peppers. This week, we will go over how to best harvest and store those peppers, along with the best time to use those peppers in your recipes. Keep in mind, best practices can vary for specialty peppers, so make sure to research your specific peppers for exact details on harvesting and storage.

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

Now that summer is upon us, we’re all preparing for outdoor get-togethers, but you may be missing the thing that would make yours stand out--a gazebo. 

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

Fire pits are a great way to enhance your outdoor space and bring everyone together for s’mores or relaxation! With great fire pits comes great responsibility though.

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

Last month, we went over the ins and outs of tomatoes. We talked about how to grow tomatoes , some unique ways you can grow tomatoes and different types of tomatoes. This month, we will do the same with peppers.

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

Over the past few weeks you might have seen parts of my three-part series on tomatoes including how to grow tomatoes and different ways you can plant tomatoes.

 

Today, we’ll go over the different types of tomatoes you can grow and what you can do with those tomatoes. We will go over heirloom tomatoes, better boy tomatoes, globe tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes and pear tomatoes.

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

In my last post we went over the best practices for growing tomatoes to the optimal size, shape, color and taste. There is, however, different ways you can accomplish the same task.

 

You don’t need the conventional garden setup to grow tomatoes, and it is often better to be more creative with your setup. Tomatoes are one of the most ambiguous fruits you can grow. Read on to find out 5 unique ways to grow tomatoes this Summer!

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

 

Gardening should be a pleasure! There are few things more rewarding than going out and picking your own vegetables, and a raised garden bed is the easiest way to get there.

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden, Do It Yourself Projects

 

Last week in How to Create the Perfect Patio I talked about the importance of the setup of your patio and a few key points, so this week I will be continuing our outdoor series by going into more detail on jazzing up your patio with lighting accessories!

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden, Decor and Design

I can’t think of one good thing about poison ivy, poison oak or sumac plants. Though eradicating them is difficult, getting rid of these evil weeds from most places in your yard will benefit your whole family! Even if you know how to avoid it, your pets, kids or even your spouse can get the oil and pass it on to you. 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden

 

As summer inches closer and we all continue to improve the appearance of our backyards, having a well kept patio can be essential.

 

If you’ve been following along our outdoor series, then you know in landscaping there are many components, and it’s similar in creating a successful patio. As a key factor to outdoor entertaining, the setup of your patio is very important.

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Topics: Home Maintenance, Lawn and Garden