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  • Salsa Garden

    Full Sun Project Project Time: 3 hours Enjoy fresh salsa straight from your garden this summer. Plant a veggie bed with tomatoes, peppers, onions, chives and cilantro. Experiment growing different types of tomatoes. If you like chunky salsa choose smaller tomatoes with less juice like Super Sweet 1—or Roma. For juicier salsa plant [...] Read Full Article
  • Bare-Root Strawberries

    How to plant bare-root strawberries: In the ground Choose a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Trim the roots of the strawberry plants with scissors to 6 inches right before planting. Space your plants 2 - 3 feet apart in rows, leaving a foot in between the rows. Dig a hole for each plant. Mix [...] Read Full Article
  • Plant a Strawberry Jar

    Full Sun Project You can enjoy scrumptious strawberries at home in any size yard by growing them in containers. A strawberry jar is an especially fun way to grow strawberries. Strawberry jars have holes on the sides of the pot for plants in addition to the top. Start by pouring potting [...] Read Full Article
  • Home-Grown Caprese Salad

    Enjoy the fruits of the garden with this easy to make fresh, bite size caprese salad. The perfect appetizer or salad for summer cookouts.   Ingredients Sweet 100 or Cherry Tomatoes Fresh Basil Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Olive Oil Fresh Cracked Pepper Toothpicks   Directions Pick the cherry tomatoes from your garden, or in a bind cherry tomatoes from the store, and [...] Read Full Article
  • 10 Easy Herbs to Grow

    Growing herbs is easy and fun. Whether you grow a few herbs on your kitchen window sill or have a raised garden bed dedicated them, you will find the rewards of growing your own herbs both on your plate and in your wallet. Walking out into your garden and snipping a little [...] Read Full Article
  • Tomatoes - Choosing, Planting, and Care Tips

    Growing tomatoes is easy and you’ll be rewarded with juicy, flavorful tomatoes you can use on sandwiches, in salads or salsa and more. Visit your neighborhood Pike Nurseries and let us help you pick the perfect tomatoes for your garden.   Find a Sunny Spot Tomatoes need at least 6 hours of sunlight If [...] Read Full Article
  • Strawberries

    Scrumptious Strawberries It's strawberry season! This time of year we celebrate our strawberry harvests by making wonderful desserts, salads, drinks and smoothies with this delicious fruit. Growing your own strawberries is easy and harvesting the plump juicy fruit will be the real treat. Whether you're topping your morning cereal with them [...] Read Full Article
  • Suggestions for Container Gardens

    Container gardens are just as unique and diverse as gardens. There are different styles of container gardens for your patio, porch and even for inside your home. You can plant traditional flower container gardens or even a vegetable garden. Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5   The Key to [...] Read Full Article
  • Choosing and Planting your Vegetables

    Getting Your Vegetable Bed Ready to Plant Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Location: All vegetables, fruit and herbs need an area that receives full sun. Soil Vegetables, fruit and herbs all need a good nutrient, rich soil to thrive. If planting in the ground you must amend our dense red [...] Read Full Article
  • Tips on planting tomatoes

    Tomatoes are fun and easy to plant and they are also economical because they are a lot less expensive than buying them at the grocery store. Here are some tips to help you get going. Tips for Planting Tomatoes   Step 1: Find a Sunny Spot Tomatoes and nearly all vegetables and herbs prefer [...] Read Full Article
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