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Great Gardening Articles


Here at the hosta farm, we love everything gardening; from growing food, beautiful annuals and, of course, our hostas.  There is always something new to learn or some new way to do something old. 


Here's a sampling of our gardening articles.  If there's a gardening subject you'd like us to cover in a future gardening blog, let us know!  Comments are always welcome!


Updated 9-1-2020

Beginner Gardener's Series

Free Soil Additives - They're right in your back yard!


Refresh Last Year's Potting Soil and Save Money


How to Compost - making the Gardener's Black Gold


Benefits of Making Leaf Mold for your Garden


How to Harden Off Seedlings


Make your own Potting Soil -- and Save Money


Using Baking Soda in the Garden


How and Why to Grow Comfrey


Hypertufa - 101.  Make great garden planters!

Winter Sowing - If you haven't tried this, you're really missing out!

Winter Sow your vegetable seeds

You have Winter Sown seedlings.  Now, what?

Growing Ornamental Sweet Potato Vines from Cuttings


Using Epsom Salt in the Organic Garden


The Beauty of Using Metal Troughs in the Garden


Battling Slugs in the Garden


Care and Cleaning of Terra Cotta Pots


Organic Mulches


15 Early Spring Chores 




Growing Vegetables

Ten Steps to Vegetable Gardening Success



Using Epsom Salt to Grow Better Vegetables


15 Common Reasons for Vegetable Garden Failures


Tomatoes - Determinate or Indeterminate?



Grow Your Greens Series



Growing Herb Series


Draw in the Beneficial Insects



Growing Pumpkins for Fall Decorations



Winter Sowing Vegetable Seeds



Don't Cut Corners in the Veggie Garden


Food Preserving

Start Canning Now

15 Canning Common Questions Answered



All About Perennials

Using Epsom Salt for your Roses and Bloomers


Grow Milkweed for the Monarch Butterflies


All About Transplant Shock



Growing Annuals

Choosing the Best Sunflowers to grow for the Birds


Seven Best Annuals to Grow for your Veggie Garden


Visitors to your Garden


Choosing the Right Bird Feeder

Best Gifts for Bird Lovers

Feeding Bread to Wild Birds -  Is it okay or not?


Cleaning Bird Feeders, Bird Baths and Bird Houses






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