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Starting Tomato & Peppers Indoors – LED vs Fluorescent Lights

There are very scientific, detailed studies available regarding indoor seed starting with LED lights. This post is a summary of my experience using both LED and fluorescent lights as grow lights for starting tomato and pepper seeds indoors.  5 Tips to Consider when Comparing LED Shoplights to Fluorescent Shoplights  I am going to summarize the …

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Late Fall Garden Pruning: Finishing Preparations for Winter

To prune or not to prune – this is an important question to ask in late fall as we prepare our gardens for winter. By Cyndy Crist It’s the kind of question I’ve been pondering as a strange fall has left me struggling to decide when to complete the final tasks in my garden.  Yes, …

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Supports for Tomato Plants – Cages vs Staking vs Fencing

Many people who are new to  growing heirloom tomatoes in the ground start with a tomato plant, a bag of fertilizer and a tomato “cage” purchased at a garden center.  Many people also come back the next year with sad tales to tell about their experience with the cages. Here are some alternatives to the …

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How to Harden off Seedlings Before Planting in Spring

Hardening off young tender plants so they can withstand the heat, wind, rain and cold swings of Spring is the most important thing you can do before planting in your garden, particularly if you started your plants indoors. (Video tutorial at end of post) Step-by-Step Process to Harden Off Seedlings – Tomatoes & Vegetables For …

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