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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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