Tag Archive: what to grow

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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Sep 07

The Wonderful Jersey Devil Tomato

Jersey Devil Tomato

A friend gave us one Jersey Tomato plant last spring saying “You’ve got to try this tomato.” That kind of enthusiasm usually ends up with a good outcome, and this was no exception. This heirloom indeterminate paste type tomato produces clusters of long narrow fruit that can get to be a good size, easily 4-5 …

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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 03

Q#4 Can I Plant Cucumbers and Melons Together?

Baby cucumber.

This questions comes up a few times every spring, which we find surprising. There must be some nasty rumor floating around cyberspace that says this practice is bad, and that the plants will cross pollinate and create some kind of cucamelon. Although these plants are related, they are not close enough in DNA to cross …

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Apr 08

Seedling Identification D-O

Eggplant

Well I couldn’t find any vegetables we’ve grown that started with D, except Daikon radishes but that will be under R. My apologies that this collection pf pics is sorely missing some veggies, like kohlrabi and kale, and the okra is larger than we want, but we promise to plant some seeds and get those …

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