Tag: how to grow vegetables

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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Jun 17

8 Varieties of Sweet Corn

varieties of sweet corn

Sweet corn is one of the most anticipated crops of the summer for many gardeners. Here are a few varieties we are personally familiar with. Unless noted as HL for heirloom, all varieties are hybrid: SU- Standard type. Should be enjoyed as soon as it is ready to harvest or the sugar will convert to …

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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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Apr 27

Greenhouse Temperatures

Life in the greenhouse.

It came as a surprise to us that our plastic greenhouse did not stay as warm overnight as our previous little one that was handmade from reclaimed windows. After doing research, it turns out that a lot of people have been likewise caught unaware, and looking for help. There are a number of things you …

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Apr 19

Setting Up the Greenhouse

The basic frame.

We purchased a 6′ x 8′ greenhouse kit late last spring. This spring we set about putting it up. First, the hand made mini-greenhouse had to be removed. Then we added gravel to the spot to build it up a bit. A base was built out of 4×4’s and placed on cinder blocks that were …

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