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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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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:

May 11

The Functioning Greenhouse in Spring

Added protection for nights.

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 01

Q#3 Why Shouldn’t I Water My Tomatoes From Above?

Tomato seedlings.

A lot of gardeners know that the recommendation for tomatoes is to water them at ground level. Some just accept that as fact, and others question the advice. It doesn’t make much sense, after all, Mother Nature waters from above, right? There are a couple of things to consider here: 1. Mother Nature wants your …

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Mar 18

15 Varieties of Dry Beans

The beautiful Tiger's Eye.

A wonderful and often versatile crop, beans that produce edible seeds that dry right on the plant are both nutritious and easy to grow. Many kinds can also be enjoyed as a snap or shelled bean, giving you a longer fresh supply of produce. Once they dry, they are easy to store in any food …

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Mar 11

Kikuza Pumpkin

Here it comes.

Mandolin and I enjoy growing unusual varieties of food, and last summer we experimented with this Kikuza winter squash. It is a pumpkin originally from Japan, but we were able to get seeds from Baker Creek. The fruit are only a few pounds each, so they lend themselves well to growing vertically, yet they are …

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