Tag Archive: zone 5

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 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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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

Costata Romanesco 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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Aug 17

Hopi Red Dry Bean

Hopi Red Dry Beans

Horizon Herbs describes this bean as having ‘a nutty taste, cooking to a smooth texture, and incomparable in chili’. It is a quick growing vining type, with pretty white flowers. Native to the southwestern area of the US, these plants prefer warm weather. The pods turn from green to red, and they should be left …

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