Raised Bed Gardening: Pros and Cons

“Are raised beds easy to grow in and maintain? I live in North Carolina. During the winter can I put a tarp-type Greenhouse over them to help protect vegetables from the cold.” Question from Karen of Rougemont, North Carolina
Answer: Here are the pros and cons of this gardening method. Learn everything that you need to know about the benefits of raised bed gardening and how to create the best raised-bed garden for your needs.

Raised Bed Gardening: Pros and Cons

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Ask a Garden Expert Video: How Do I Stop Powdery Mildew?

“Lynda of West Warwick, Rhode Island writes, “Every year I get white mold on the leaves of various plants in my vegetable garden. I don’t use any fertilizer or pesticide, other than an organic compost in the soil. Is there something I could or should be doing?” Answer: The disease is powdery mildew, and it’s one of the most common fungal diseases of garden flowers and vegetables.

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How to Grow Your Own Blueberries

Everyone who loves to grow their own food should grow their own blueberries. Blueberries are ideal for edible landscaping. They grow well in-ground or in containers. They’re bushy, attractive, and their leaves turn brilliant shades of orange, purple, and red in fall. Before adding them to your yard or garden, it’s good to know what types are available. You will be glad […]

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Black Gold, Growing Organically to Meet Demand

Black Gold, is growing organically to meet demand. We have added four new products to our already strong line of Black Gold that are OMRI Listed for organic gardening. These products include Black Gold Natural & Organic Ultra Coir, Black Gold® Natural & Organic Flower and Vegetable Soil, Black Gold® Natural & Organic Raised Bed & Potting Mix, and Black Gold Natural & Organic Ultra Outdoor Planting Mix. Let us help you garden better naturally and organically with Black Gold.


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Planting Spring Vegetable Containers

It’s Mid-March and time to get my vegetable containers planted. Every year I plant tall pots filled with vegetables such as beets, carrots, kale, lettuce, pak choi, peas, and radishes. It’s easy, and just a few pots can yield a lot of produce. Here’s how.

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How to Grow Tomatoes From Seed to Harvest

Tomatoes are America’s #1 garden vegetable and growing your own from seed has its advantages. It allows you to grow the newest, coolest seed catalog varieties of your choice and helps ensure stock is disease-free at planting time.

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Top 10 Best Tasting Winter Squash

Do you love delicious pumpkins and winter squash for pies, muffins, cakes, and soups? Then try growing some of these extra tasty squashes in your garden. All are easy to grow and sure to satisfy your tastebuds.

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The 10 Fastest Growing Vegetables for Instant Gratification

Do you think that you don’t have the time or patience to grow vegetables? Then check out these 10 really fast-growing vegetables. These provide harvestable produce in as little as 20 days. The list includes everything from zucchini to carrots and kale.

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The 10 Best Lettuce Varieties for Organic Gardening

Fresh lettuce from the garden tastes so much better than anything you can buy. Here are 10 of the best lettuce varieties for home growing. Many are bolt and disease-resistant heirlooms that stay crisp and sweet, even in the summer heat.

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Gro Your Own: Indoor Herb Growing

Fresh herbs taste best for home cooking, so why not grow your own indoors this winter? Here are the best herbs for indoor growing plus tips for successful indoor cultivation.

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