Tag Archive: growing vegetables

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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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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Nov 23

Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash

pumpkin squash

The first listing of Tennessee Sweet Potato squash seeds, then called Green Striped Bell Squash was in 1947. It was then acquired by Burpee, who changed the name. Some people suggest this is the same squash Thomas Jefferson referred to as Potato Pumpkin. The flesh is pale, sweet and dry. Many gardeners say the flavor …

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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 26

11 Beet Varieties

yellow beets

Not all beets are created equal, nor do they taste the same. Even most people who don’t like beets normally, may change their minds with a milder tasting one. The Golden Beet pictured has a very mild flavor compared to dark red beets. Of course how you prepare them matters as well. Even Mandolin, who …

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