Category Archive: Specific Plant Varieties

Edible of the Month, Interesting Cultivars

Jan 13

13 Varieties of Sweet Peppers

Gardening Jones shares some varieties of sweet peppers you may want to check out.

  We haven’t tried all these sweet peppers yet, but thought we would share what got our attention. Note that we are not affiliated with the companies we have linked. We just added those in case you wanted to get a look at the fruit. Note the DTM or Days to Maturity are for transplants. …

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Apr 04

Veggie Conversation Starters – You Can Grow That!

Gardening Jones looks at the many color varieties available in a few everyday veggies.

Whether it’s in your garden or at the table, they are so many different varieties of everyday veggies that you are bound to get them talking; if only to say “You can grow that?” Let’s look at cauliflower as an example. So many kids, and adults as well, shy away from this healthy veggie. But …

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Apr 02

22 Tomatoes in the Lineup

Many gardeners have specific varieties of tomatoes they like to grow. My Dad swears by a good beefsteak, one so large a single slice is at least as big as a slice of bread. I think it wouldn’t be summer without a Sungold in the garden, my favorite for snacking on. Other gardeners prefer Black …

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Mar 31

Edible of the Month – Swiss Chard

Gardening Jones highlights this gorgeous and nutritious edible plant.

Swiss Chard is one of our favorite greens to grow; partly because of its sheer beauty, and partly because our family prefers it to spinach. It is also a cut and come again plant, and since it does not bolt in the heat like spinach does, we prefer to grow it instead. You can harvest …

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Mar 26

12 Plants that Help Save Gardening Space

Gardening Jones shares some plant varieties that can help you get more from your gardening space.

There are a number of plants that grow more compactly, thus saving you some gardening area. The yield will be less, but if space is an issue and canning tomato sauce isn’t, try some of these: Tom Thumb Peas, shown above. You can see that even at this small size, they are already flowering and …

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Feb 27

9 Varieties of Long-day Onions

In the north we plant onions in the spring and grow them throughout the long days of summer. In the South it is the other way around. Here are a few types of long-day onions we enjoy. We like to have some red ones for grilling and fresh eating, but we plant more for winter …

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Feb 20

10 Fun Varieties of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is the one veggie that always puts up a fight in our garden. Ok, maybe it’s me. I tend to plant what I want when I want, and not pay attention to what the veggie wants. All that’s going to change this year. The hard part with cauliflower is the timing. Some varieties do …

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Feb 06

Recommended Veggies for Container Gardening

Gardening Jones shares some specific varieties of veggies that do well in containers.

Smaller varieties of veggies do better for container gardening. Look for seed packs or plants labeled with adjectives such as tiny, compact, dwarf, baby or small. Other names such as Thumbelina would indicate a smaller variety. Thank you for sharing this post.

Jan 02

13 Faster Growing Edibles

You might call it fast food. These veggies are ready to eat sooner than their relatives. Whether your season is short or you just want to make the most of 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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Dec 31

Good Mother Stallard Dry Beans

Gardening Jones shares an interesting variety of dry bean.

Good Mother Stallard Beans are a very interesting pole type new to us this year. We found them to be quite productive, with high yields. Each pod produced 4-6 beautifully mottled maroon and white beans. These are mostly used as a dry beans and are said to have a <a href=”http://www.rareseeds.com/good-mother-stallard-bean/”>”creamy texture, and hearty nutty …

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