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Happy spring everyone! This is the time of year when hardcore gardeners salivate over seed catalogs. While I don’t have much of a green thumb, one of my fondest childhood memories is “helping” my grandfather in the garden. I loved getting my hands dirty, discovering giant earthworms and helping him carry all the delicious homegrown fruits and vegetables to the house. (Grandfather grew the biggest tomatoes I’ve ever seen!) Interested in planting your own vegetable garden? Want to learn how to grow potatoes? Or are you all about herbs?

Patti Moreno First Day of Spring Gardening

Now’s the time to start planning, whether it’s a container garden on an apartment balcony or patio like mine or raised beds that take up half your backyard. Tomatoes work in both settings, by the way. Choose the best variety for your garden with HGTV’s tomato selection guide. (Imagine how amazing that fresh BLT or tomato sandwich is going to taste. Yum!)  We’ve got all the edible garden tips you need with tons of photos, plus cool videos featuring Garden Girl TV’s Patti Moreno.

Gardening Flowers Spring

Then there’s flowers. If you’re like me, you want to sow in early spring in order to see an array of colorful blooms by mid-summer. There are plenty of perennials that bloom the first year; you just have to find that one that suits your soil and sunlight. My two favorites are the Maltese cross (left) and tickseed coreopsis (right).

How about getting the whole family outside playing in the dirt? Join HGTV’s Family Gardening Club for fun projects. This month we’re making and planting seed tape, perfect for hard-to-handle small seeds and tiny hands.

14 Responses

  1. Debbie says:

    What happened to gardening shows on HGTV? I miss Gardener's Diary.

  2. arete design says:

    Those images look wonderful, I just wish that it was a tad bit warmer, now that it's spring! Those colors are showing up in the color trend for the new year to come.. check out <a href="http://www.aretedesign.blogspot.com” target=”_blank”>www.aretedesign.blogspot.com for more color inspiration!

  3. matt says:

    house hunters is the best show if you think not i will punch u in the face

  4. laptop reviews says:

    Great blog. You sharing such nice information about gardening tips. AS well as you shared nive photoes. Its cool for eyes. You have done nice work.

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  6. Christopher Kandrat says:

    They need more home grown gardening shows on HGTV. But the articles interesting.

  7. Carri says:

    Great tips! I was not born with a green thumb, so I could definitely use the advice!
    I came across something called “Three Minute Gardener” that I thought some of you might enjoy– video clips for quick tips– in case you are like me, and need visuals. http://bit.ly/e17sbG

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  9. Vicky says:

    I agree more gardening shows and less selling/buying houses shows. Where did Rebecca's Garden go?

  10. ketiilee says:

    Great and useful tips. Greenery is most important and great for every one. You give such nice , quick and easy tips to gardening. You have done great work.

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Kayla KittsKayla Kitts is an editor for HGTV.com. You can find her doing at least one of the following: shopping for home decor at local vintique stores, picking out produce at...


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