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8 Tips To Grow Basil On Your Own

These easy strategies will help you finally grow the big, bushy basil plants you’ve always dreamed of to harvest all summer long! Basil is a fragrant, delicious, warm-weather annual herb that has a home in almost every summer garden. Whether you’re looking to fuel your pesto addiction, enjoy a Caprese salad with your home-grown tomatoes, or you …

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6 things you must know about soil for raised garden beds

During our first few seasons of gardening we spent more time weeding than anything else. Our undersize plants left much of the topsoil exposed, and local weeds took advantage of the sunlight and available ground space. Although we watered the beds regularly and applied mulch to supress the weeds, the harvest from our early vegetable …