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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 Pole Beans

How to Grow Pole Beans: Pole beans are bountiful plants that are easy to grow, making them a garden favorite. Choose from our many seed varieties and add some to your garden this year. Visit today and learn how to plant your own fruits and vegetables today.

Organic Gardening Tips

Organic gardening has been around for centuries. It's certainly not new, but gardening without artificial additives has made a comeback in recent years. And there is a good reason - organic vegetables are healthier and tastier than non-organic varieties. In addition, organic gardening benefits the environment. Whether you are planning your first organic garden, or you have been gardening naturally for years, here are a few things to keep in mind.

How to Grow Bush Beans

Backyard gardeners and large scale farmers alike find growing bush beans easy to do. As the name implies, these beans grow into bushes and don’t require poles for support. This versatile crop includes a wide variety of snap beans, green shelling beans and dry shell beans that are favorites on the dinner table.

Herb Garden Cartwheel Design

A cartwheel design for an herb garden can be used whether there is a small or large space. Just vary the size of the outer edge of the circle to fit your needs.

Garden Planning

Tight family budgets and a desire for healthier food motivated many people to try their hand at gardening for the first time this year. With your first growing season under your belt, you’ve probably do some things differently next year. Review these suggestions to learn how to improve your garden next year.

How to Grow Peas

Whether shelling, snap, snow or black-eyed, the venerable pea reliably provides home gardeners with a tasty, nutritious vegetable that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Read on to learn more about different pea plant types and tips to help you grow your best crop ever.

Growing Summer Squash

Zucchini, crookneck, patty pan, the varieties of summer squash are endless. One of the more popular annual summer vegetables, summer squash can be planted throughout the United States at any time after the last frost date.

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