Tag: growing vegetables

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:

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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Jul 27

5 Varieties of Long Day Onions

Walla Walla onions

In southern regions of the country, onions are grown in the winter and early spring, when the days are shorter. Here in the north we plant onions in the spring and grow them throughout the long days of summer. It is important to choose the right type of onion for the area you grow in. …

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Jul 06

Q#5 Why Did my Veggie Shrivel Up & Die?

zucchini babies

This question is most often asked about squash and cucumbers. Here is the scenario: The gardener has planted squash and/or cucumbers and they are starting to flower. They see a wee little veggie on some of the stems. The flowers falls off and lo and behold there is a squash or there is a cucumber. …

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May 17

9 Varieties of Cucumbers

Lemon cucumber

When you think of a cucumber do you think first of a salad or of pickles? How you intend to use them should be taken into consideration before you choose what type(s) to grow. Note by the botanical names that some of these varieties are not technically cucumbers, which are Cucumis sativus; but they are …

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May 11

The Functioning Greenhouse in Spring

The start of an experiment.

Eggplants love greenhouses, as do their relatives the peppers and tomatoes. When we last reported on the new greenhouse in late April, we were just moving the heat-loving plants in. We held off on the tomatoes though, just to be sure. Now we wish we hadn’t as they have some catching up to do. The …

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