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Learn how to grow strawberries in this post. These sweet, popular fruit can easily grow in most gardens, so long as the correct care is given to them.

Learn how to grow strawberries in this post. These sweet, popular fruit can easily grow in most gardens, so long as the correct care is given to them.

Winter seed sowing is a trick that many gardeners use to start seeds well in advance of spring that turn into healthy and strong plants. Winter sowing will work for annual flowers and vegetables as well as perennials. It also works really well for seeds that are tiny and often get lost amongs...

Winter seed sowing is a trick that many gardeners use to start seeds well in advance of spring that turn into healthy and strong plants. Winter sowing will work for annual flowers and vegetables as well as perennials. It also works really well for seeds that are tiny and often get lost amongs...

Learn About Star Of David Okra Plants: Okay, so maybe it’s not a plant for everyone, but here in the South, there’s nothing like it. What pray tell am I referring to? Okra – specifically, the heirloom variety known as the Star of David.

Learn About Star Of David Okra Plants: Okay, so maybe it’s not a plant for everyone, but here in the South, there’s nothing like it. What pray tell am I referring to? Okra – specifically, the heirloom variety known as the Star of David.

Apple espalier - Fuji apple on the right and a Gala on the left, cross-pollinators. I put one of these in my back yard this year. We'll see how it goes!

Apple espalier - Fuji apple on the right and a Gala on the left, cross-pollinators. I put one of these in my back yard this year. We'll see how it goes!

Pruning okra:  Plant the okra seed 12″ apart. When they sprout, pull every other one so the final spacing is 24″. Fertilize regularly, harvesting okra as you normally would in mid-summer. As the stalks reach 6′ tall, clip them at 4′.  This will stop all growth for two weeks but new leaves will soon appear at stem joints. Apply (Miracle Gro) at this time to stimulate vigorous growth.  4 weeks after clipping you should see new flowers and you can harvest okra at a convenient height until…

Pruning okra: Plant the okra seed 12″ apart. When they sprout, pull every other one so the final spacing is 24″. Fertilize regularly, harvesting okra as you normally would in mid-summer. As the stalks reach 6′ tall, clip them at 4′. This will stop all growth for two weeks but new leaves will soon appear at stem joints. Apply (Miracle Gro) at this time to stimulate vigorous growth. 4 weeks after clipping you should see new flowers and you can harvest okra at a convenient height until…

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