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Garden Calendar

Each season of the year brings new tasks for the the garden.

Stay one step ahead of projects for the coming months by reviewing the expert advice in this collection of tips and time-tested wisdom. Know when to plant seeds, prune trees, turn your compost pile, put the garden to bed and more.

Garden Tasks for April

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Get a good start on the growing season with this gardener's to-do list for April.

Stratify Seeds to Improve Germination

Flower Gardens

Refrigerate seeds before planting to improve germination.

Tips and Tricks For Spring Garden Planting

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Here's how to get your vegetable garden off to a great, early start.

Tips for Planting A Bare Root Tree

Fruits & Berries

The advantages of buying -- and when to plant -- bare root trees and shrubs.

Plant A Winter Garden Patch

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Take advantage of warm winter weather to sow kale, spinach, and other greens for early spring harvest. Here's how.

Tomato Planting Tips & Techniques

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How to best plant tomatoes for a healthy start and a bumper crop.

Supplies For Seed Starting Success

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Now’s the time to gather up what you’ll need for growing vegetable and flower seeds indoors.

Winter Houseplant Care: Balanced Conditions

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Consider the interrelationship of light, water, humidity and temperature when growing indoors.

Keeping Mice From Your Compost Heap

Common Pests

Mice in your compost bin can be a problem year-round, but especially in the winter.

Bring the Kitchen Garden Indoors

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Elizabeth Millard's new book teaches us how to grow herbs, greens and sprouts inside during winter months.

Conifers In the Winter Landscape

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Growing evergreens takes planning, care … and water.

Late Season Bulb Planting

Bulbs

Tips and techniques for planting your favorite fall flower bulbs.