Culinary herbs are enjoying a revival thanks to new varieties, stronger flavors, health concerns and more discerning palates. Their low cost, attractiveness and easy-to-grow attributes are making them popular, too.
Garden centers, with their vast collections of plant colors, sizes and shapes, can be intimidating to inexperienced buyers. But you can become a discerning purchaser with a little homework and by quizzing the sales people as you shop.
Many fruit growers are going to pots. Containers are great for tight spaces, easy to manage, convenient for harvesting and provide better soil than is found in most gardens.
Gardening is a forgiving pursuit. Get it wrong one year and you can start fresh again the next, wiser, with lessons learned. Study up between planting seasons.
Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes, or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors during the growing season.
Plant too soon and you'll lose your crop to lingering spring frosts. Too late and you'll gamble with winterkill before you can harvest.
People often confuse compost and mulch, although each fulfills a different function in gardening. Which one you want depends on your needs.
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