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How To Make Blueberry Jam

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Making and canning your own blueberry jam is not as tricky as you might think! Whether you have years of experience making preserves or just a little, this simple recipe will tantalize you with the taste of summer blueberries year-round!

Garden Planning

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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

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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

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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.

Children's safety in the garden

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Whether flowers, vegetables or fruit, a bountiful garden is a thing of beauty and the result of much hard work. Don’t let it become a dangerous place for your children. Take a few minutes and check your garden for these hazards that could cause accidents.

How to Grow Radishes

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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 SouthernStates.com today and learn how to plant your own fruits and vegetables today.

Planting Your Garden to Attract Bees

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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 Grow Broccoli, Cauliflower and Other Brassicas

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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.

Organic Gardening Tips

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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.

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