Embark on the rewarding journey of seed starting with our comprehensive guide. From understanding the nuances of soil selection to troubleshooting common issues, we break down each step for the budding gardener. Remember, every seed holds a promise, and with the right knowledge, you can unlock its full potential.
September 25, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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Discover the perfect cucumber for every gardening need! Dive into our curated list, featuring the best slicers, picklers, and those unique varieties that add a touch of intrigue to your garden. Whether you're gardening in a container, a greenhouse, or aiming for a dual-purpose variety, we've got the cucumber recommendation just for you.
September 20, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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Dive deep into the world of USDA Hardiness Zones and discover their significance in gardening. From historical roots to the impact of climate change, learn how these zones guide planting decisions and optimize your garden's potential. Plus, explore tools like Gardenate to fine-tune your planting schedule.
September 11, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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Discover 2023's top perennial plant trends! From the reigning Creeping Thyme to classics and newfound favorites, we at Southern Seeds spotlight the 30 flowers making waves this year. Dive into a world where botanical beauty meets evolving trends and prepare your garden for the next big bloom!
September 07, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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Unlock the mysteries of lavender with our comprehensive guide. Dive deep into the diverse varieties, explore the rich histories and unique attributes of each, and learn the best practices from seeding to harvesting. Whether you're a gardening novice or a seasoned green thumb, this article is your gateway to creating a fragrant lavender haven in your own backyard. Embrace the allure of this aromatic herb and let your garden blossom with its purple hues.
September 05, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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Discover the most common garden pests that might be compromising your plants and learn how to effectively combat them. From aphids to caterpillars, our guide offers sustainable solutions, including the art of companion planting, to ensure your garden thrives pest-free.
August 28, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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Unearth the mysteries behind the world of common plant diseases. Learn about the dreaded blight that once reshaped nations, to the subtle nuances between downy and powdery mildew. We dive deep into symptoms, cures, and preventive measures, ensuring your garden remains a beacon of health and vitality.
August 24, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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Delve into the radiant world of marigolds, uncovering their vibrant shades, diverse varieties, and the intricate care they demand. Join our exploration into marigolds, as we unearth their allure, benefits, and gardener’s secrets from seed to full bloom.
August 21, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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"Deer in the garden again? 🦌🌷 Say goodbye to nibbled blooms and hello to a vibrant and flourishing garden! Our guide to 30 deer-resistant plants is not just about keeping those graceful creatures at bay. It's about building a space that thrives with beauty, scent, and color, and does so in harmony with nature. Dive into a world where Marigolds meet Lavender, and discover how your garden can be a feast for the eyes, not the deer. Curious? Join us, and let's grow together!
August 02, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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Embrace the charm of autumn gardening with our in-depth guide to fall gardens! Discover the joy of planting delightful fall vegetables, herbs, and flowers that thrive in cooler weather. Learn how to start, maintain, and harvest a bountiful fall garden that’s not just about pumpkins and gourds. Get inspired and let's dig in!
July 27, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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Dive into the world of heirloom, open-pollinated, and hybrid seeds and discover which is right for your garden. Uncover the mysteries behind these terms, explore the pros and cons of each, and learn through real-life examples. Whether you're growing vegetables, flowers, or herbs, understanding seed types can open up new horizons for your garden. Ready to explore? Your perfect seed is just a read away!
July 24, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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Ever wondered what to do with those kitchen scraps? Get ready to convert your waste into wealth with our comprehensive guide, 'Composting 101: Turning Waste into Garden Gold'. We're spilling the dirt on how you can supercharge your garden, cut down on waste, and join the green revolution, all from your backyard. Don't miss out on the composting craze, dive in now
July 20, 2023 — Ryan Dorn
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