Tag: growing vegetables

Jun 05

The European Corn Borer

Gardening Jones shares what she has learned about the European Corn Borer.

If your potato plants look like this, you have a visitor. It seems each new year brings another pest to the garden. It’s more of an entomology class sometimes than one in botany. So when I found just 2 of the potatoes looking like this, I did some research. Apparently the larva of this particular …

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Apr 01

12 Varieties of Swiss Chard

Gardening Jones looks at 12 varieties of Swiss Chard.

When most gardeners think of Swiss Chard, also called Silverbeet among other common names, they think of 2 varieties: The everyday¬†Swiss Chard, white stems with green leaves, and the Bright or Neon Lights which boasts a variety of colors. There are more than that and I would bet, more to come. For now, here’s a …

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Feb 15

Sunday Shares 2/14/16

tomato flower 2-12

This is very likely the coldest day we will have all winter, with temperatures dropping well below zero and a nasty windchill. Still the February sun is melting the small amount of snow that came with the cold, and spring is getting closer every day. This picture is of our first flower on the patio …

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Apr 21

Murphy’s Garden

murphy's law of gardening

Call it Mother Nature, or call it Murphy’s Law, but the gardener is only a player on the growing stage. One thing we have learned is that no matter how long you wait for a seedling to sprout, as soon as you replant, the first one will come up. Followed very quickly by the more …

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Apr 10

4 Things to Know About Self-Pollination

Spring just may be here sooner than you think.

You don’t need to know how plants are pollinated to grow food, but having some information will help your grow better. The most confusion we see about pollination centers around the terms self-pollination and self-pollinated. Here’s the deal: 1. The term does not refer to a gardener moving pollen from a male flower to a …

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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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