Tag: backyard garden

Oct 13

Container Gardening

White Cherry tomatoes in a 5 gallon planter.

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Oct 13

Starting Seeds

GROWING PLANTS FROM SEED With more than 50 years experience, Master Gardener Walter Kunz explains what’s needed for successful seed starting. The first requirement is to start out with the proper equipment. ยท You will need a container to hold the growing medium. We recommend a clear plastic dish 8″ in diameter which is normally …

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Oct 13

Companion Planting

Many plants benefit, as well as are detrimentally affected by, other plants; whether it is because of soil requirements, synergy, or the pest(s) involved. Gardening books such as Carrots Love Tomatoes and others offer time tested tips in this area. Here is what we have learned over the years:

Oct 13

When to Plant – Late Summer

Late August to mid-October in Zones 5-6 Garlic is generally planted here around Columbus Day (mid-October). One clove will produce a whole new garlic plant. Harvest when the tops start to turn down, late July to mid-August. Save some cloves to replant! Radishes continue to plant as room is available into September. Salad Greens include …

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Oct 13

When to Plant

This is a basic planting guide to help you learn when to grow what. The vegetables and fruits are separated by planting times from Early Spring to Fall, with just a little extra info we have learned over the years, such as help on succession planting, replanting, and wintering over. This information is for Zone …

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Oct 13

When to Plant – Early Spring

These Vegetables are planted mid-March to early April, or approximately 10-12 weeks before the last expected frost. These tolerate cold well and in some cases actually benefit from it. These are the seed packets that state ‘plant as soon as the ground can be worked’ or ‘early spring’. Beets The Cabbage Family Peas Radishes Rutabagas …

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