Tag: backyard garden

Nov 09

7 Varieties of Cauliflower

varieties of cauliflower

Not all cauliflowers are created equal. There are many varieties of color available, as well as some variants in the shape of the mature head. Notes: -Graffiti seeds are becoming scarce and expensive. -There is also a brown variety of cauliflower, but we could not find anything more than that it is an Italian variety. …

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Oct 05

Quick Growing & Versatile, the Hopi Yellow Bean

hopi yellow bean

With less than 2 months from planting to harvesting, the Hopi yellow bean can be picked small and enjoyed like a green bean. If left for a while longer, the seeds inside will swell and they can be shelled and cooked. Continuing to let it mature, it will increase in protein and can be shelled, …

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Sep 21

28 Kinds of Veggies and When to Harvest Them

When to harvest corn.

Some veggies make it easy to know when to pick the, tomatoes for example. Others, not so much. So here is a chart of many of the most common veggies, and when to harvest them:

Sep 07

The Wonderful Jersey Devil Tomato

Jersey Devil Tomato

A friend gave us one Jersey Tomato plant last spring saying “You’ve got to try this tomato.” That kind of enthusiasm usually ends up with a good outcome, and this was no exception. This heirloom indeterminate paste type tomato produces clusters of long narrow fruit that can get to be a good size, easily 4-5 …

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Aug 26

2 Varieties of Heirloom Zucchini You’re Gonna Love

Caserta Zucchini

Somewhat by fortunate accident we ended up with a total of 3 zucchini beds made of 2 different varieties of heirloom zucchini. Neither variety is very prolific, which means our kitchen is not inundated with green summer squashes. Since both can brag a flavor far superior to any zucchini we had ever tasted, every harvest …

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Aug 10

Chinese 5 Color Hot Pepper

Chinese 5 Color Hot Pepper

Beautiful colors of this pepper get it classified as an ornamental, but it also packs a wallop of heat; though not too hot for most people to enjoy. The Chinese 5 Color hot pepper grows well in containers, making it a good choice to grow indoors. The plant is a quick producer compared to many …

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