4 Compelling Reasons to Grow Your Own Vegetables

Why are vegetable prices soaring? Recent reports from agriculture industry analysts shed some light, but don’t promise any relief. So take a stand. Start growing your own food at home for these 4 reasons, some of which we’ll bet you haven’t even considered.

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4 Common Mistakes That Doom Your House Plants

Do you hesitate to bring home beautiful house plants because you can’t bear to watch another one wilt away? Take heart. Even experienced gardeners can have trouble keeping plants healthy indoors all year round. Improve your results by avoiding these 4 common mistakes.

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How to Make Your Own Organic Compost

Compost is a critical building block for growing organic food at home. Be sure you’re using clean organic compost by making your own. Here are some pointers to get you started, so next year you won’t have to say — yet again — I’ll do my own composting…um…next year.

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Grow Your Own Herbs at Home Year-Round: Do’s and Don’ts

Indoor herb gardens seem so easy to maintain, yet they can so easily fall short. To grow your own herbs at home year-round, graduate from the odd assortment of pots on the kitchen windowsill–where herb plants are sentenced to die in so many households–and follow these herbal do’s and don’ts.

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How to Grow Potatoes Indoors and Why You Should

Watching Matt Damon’s character grow potatoes on Mars in The Martian has sparked a national frenzy of growing potatoes indoors. Okay, that may not be true, but it should be. It’s easy, and you can grow more diverse and tasty varieties than you find in most stores. Here’s a basic guide.

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Tips From an Indoor Gardener: The Winter Salsa Garden

What’s better than homegrown, homemade salsa? Homegrown, homemade salsa IN THE WINTER. And it’s not too late to get started. For inspiration and few tips, read this progress report on my winter salsa garden, which I started in early September in my Eco Garden House.

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The 4 Essential Steps to Moving Tropical Plants Indoors for the Winter

Some tropical plants you bring inside for the fall and winter handle the transition pretty well, while others clearly yearn for the hot, humid, sun-drenched tropics. Here’s how to give both types what they need, so they’ll give you lush beauty all winter and happily return outside again in the spring.

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Grow Your Own Food Indoors: Maximize Your Growing Space

(Grow Your Own Food Indoors-Part 2) Increase the yield and variety of food you grow in your indoor garden by grouping plants that complement one another. Here are some companion planting concepts that apply to indoor gardens, grow rooms or grow tents.

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Grow Your Own Food Indoors: Tomatoes – a 5-Step Guide

(Grow Your Own Food Indoors-Part 1) In much of the U.S., even as we tomato lovers and gardeners celebrate harvest season, we also lament that it’s almost (sigh) over. Well, keep your chin up, tomatophiles. Follow these 5 tips for growing flavor-packed tomatoes year-round.

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Hidden Costs of Indoor Greenhouses

Ready to take the plunge into building an indoor greenhouse, grow tent, or grow room? It’s exciting to grow your own vegetables and plants indoors, but costs can escalate if you’re building one from scratch, rather than using an all-in-one unit.

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