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Mar 08

Listada de Gandia Eggplant

Listada de Gandia eggplant

A gardening friend told us this is the only variety of eggplant he grows anymore. Botanical Interests describes this heirloom as “So pretty, you can grow it in the flower garden. Its thin skin, mild flavor and tender texture ensure you will enjoy every bite!” They go on to say that the skin is so …

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Mar 01

About Starting Seeds Indoors

indoor seed starting

There are probably as many ways to start seeds indoors as there are gardeners. Mandolin suggested we share what we do, in case it might help someone else. It is pretty basic really. We have metal shelves that just fit over our kitchen propane fireplace. This provides a heat source at no additional cost to …

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Jan 11

The Delightful Sugar Baby Watermelon

Probably the best known of the smaller watermelons, Sugar Baby melons only weigh about 8 pounds or so, making them ideal for smaller gardens. Their vines are short compared to most melons, so growing them vertically is easy to do. Just be sure to support some of the weight of the fruit by placing it …

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Dec 21

11 Edibles to Grow in a Survivalist Garden

edible landscaping

You might look at your garden differently if your very existence depended on it. Of course you would consider balanced nutrition, but you also might look at storage ability and depending on where you live, even growing edibles in disguise. Here are a few foods to consider if you want to rely more on your …

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Dec 07

14 Faster Growing Edibles

You might call it fast food, these veggies are ready to eat sooner then their relatives. Whether your season is short or you just want to make the most if it, here are a few suggestions. Most of the information was found from Johnny’s Select Seeds and reprinted with their permission. They specialize in farm …

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Nov 30

10 Varieties of Radish

easy to grow radishes

One of the fastest growing edibles, radishes can be harvested in as little as three weeks after sprouting. They are often used to mark rows of vegetables that take longer to sprout, like carrots and parsnips. Relatives of the cole crops, some radishes can be planted towards the end of summer and stored in cold …

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