Tag Archive: small space gardening

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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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 02

Zucchino Rampicante

Vining summer and winter squash

Whether your garden is large or small, you probably want to make the best use of it. That’s why you may want to consider Zucchino Rampicante. This delicious squash grows vertically easily and produces an abundance of light green summer squash. Harvested small they are a wonderful addition to any recipe you would use zucchini …

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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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Oct 05

Quick Growing & Versatile, the Hopi Yellow Bean

hopi yellow bean

With less than 2 months from planting to harvesting, the Hopi yellow bean can be picked small and enjoyed like a green bean. If left for a while longer, the seeds inside will swell and they can be shelled and cooked. Continuing to let it mature, it will increase in protein and can be shelled, …

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