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Planting Your Garden to Attract Bees

Bees are responsible for pollinating hundreds of agricultural crops and flowering plant species worldwide. In the United States alone, bees pollinate about 150 different crops. The gardening experts at Southern States recommend that your garden planning this year include bee friendly plants.

How To Make Compost

Environmental experts estimate that kitchen and yard wastes comprise 25% of the refuse in landfills. These materials can be easily and effectively recycled into rich humus that will improve any garden's soil texture and add important nutrients for vigorous plant growth.

How To Grow Rosemary

Rosemary is a hardy plant and it will do well in most types of soil, but in order to thrive it will need lots of sun, good drainage and good air circulation. You should consider these gardening tips to insure success in your herb garden.

How to Grow Beets

Great fresh, pickled, frozen and canned, the beet root is a power-packed vegetable that provides a good source of iron, folic acid, manganese and potassium in the diet. The familiar red-rooted varieties are the most common, although growers can find yellow, orange and even white varieties as well.

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

Brassica Oleracea, or Brussels sprouts as we know them, are part of the cabbage family. They are a hardy, slow to mature vegetable that is relatively easy to grow. Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, Brussels sprouts provide a good source of protein, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium, as well as being high in dietary fiber. To grow Brussels sprouts in your garden, follow these tips from the gardening experts at Southern States.

How To Grow Onions

How To Grow Onions: The soil for onion sets should be well drained and firm. Onion sets should be planted in early spring, before the last frost date, usually in March or April. The onions need cooler temperatures at the beginning of their growing cycle and will not be harmed by frost. Visit today and learn how to plant your own fruits and vegetables today.

How To Grow Vegetables

How to Grow Vegetables: If you're looking to learn how to grow your own vegetables, and fruits, look no further. We have an assortment of articles that teach you all about growing vegetables. Visit today and learn how to plant your own fruits and vegetables today.

How to Grow Radishes

Growing radishes is a staple in many backyard gardens that has been enjoyed for generations. Cultivating them is easy because they grow fast, mature quickly and take up little space in the garden. Here are the tips and tricks for growing radishes successfully. Visit today and learn how to plant your own fruits and vegetables today.

How to Grow Broccoli, Cauliflower and Other Brassicas

Because broccoli and cauliflower are cool season vegetables, you can extend your garden's growing season with these delicious, nutritious brassicas. Even if you live in a region with hot summers, you can successfully harvest brassicas twice a year: in the early spring before the summer temperatures peak and in the fall.

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