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Propagation

  • How-To

    Maximize Your Harvest with Succession Planting

    If you’re the typical gardener, you plant your vegetable garden in late spring, harvest from it in summer, and then clean it up in the fall. But you can get…

  • How-To

    How to Succeed with Succession Planting

    Succession planting is an excellent way to increase yields and extend the harvest. Though many of us think of spring as prime planting season, late summer is the perfect time…

  • How-To

    How a Plant Gets to Market

    Why should you care where your petunia comes from? The best reason is that knowing the basics behind any consumer-goods supply chain leads to a better understanding of cost and…

  • How-To

    Tips for Growing Apple Trees

    Apples (Malus spp. and cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 3–9) are a constant presence in the supermarket, but one taste of a just-picked, perfectly ripe apple in autumn will make you…

  • How-To

    How to Grow Asparagus

    As a perennial, asparagus requires more up-front investment than any other vege­table. But the long-term payoff is that, once established, an asparagus bed can, with minimal maintenance, produce for 15…

  • How-To

    The Sex Life of Flowers

    Plants, like animals, have a sex life. But unlike animals, plants can’t walk, swim, fly, or crawl around in search of a mate. For procreation, most plants need assistance, so…

  • How-To

    3 Myths About Soil

    Being mostly hidden from view makes soil mysterious, and over the years, a fair share of soil myths have been generated. These falsehoods have overstayed their welcome because, first, they’re…

  • Article

    Guide to Seed Catalogs 2018 – Part 1

    Spring is coming and that means it's time to get prepped for the growing season. There are many seed catalogs available for 2018.  Fine Gardening put together this guide to…

  • Article

    This New Tomato Variety is Pretty and Tasty

    Usually you get one of two things in a tomato: It tastes good or it's good for making sauce. It's hard to find tomatoes that are delicious for snacking on…

  • How-To

    Know Your Zone

    The USDA plant hardiness zone map The zones stated in Fine Gardening are based on several sources and should be treated as general guidelines when selecting plants for your garden.…