Category Archives: Vegetables and Herbs

How To Grow Scallions

Slender, tender scallions are easy to grow in even the smallest of garden spaces or even in a beginner's container garden. Their thin white or ruby-colored stalks and pungently flavored, emerald leaves provide the perfect accompaniment to baby lettuces, spicy arugula, curly endive, and other greens—both in the garden and in the salad bowl. Preparing…
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Productive Peppers In 6 Steps

Planning to grow peppers this season? Great! Peppers are chock-full of good flavor and nutrition. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you reap your best pepper crop ever, whether you’re starting with your own transplants or planting ones you bought at your local garden center. 1. PREP THE SITE The right site can make all…
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How To Grow Radish

Radishes are some of the easiest vegetables to grow. In this country, most radishes are eaten raw in salads. However, in other cuisines, radishes are an important food source, often preserved by drying or pickling. About Radish Radish varieties vary in size, color, shape, and taste --some are very pungent, while others are quite mild.…
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How to Grow Kohlrabi

One of the oddest looking vegetables you can grow is kohlrabi. With its large, edible, bulbous stem sitting underneath big, cabbage-like leaves, it almost looks like some alien spacecraft that landed by accident in the middle of the vegetable garden! But the enlarged stem of this cabbage family member- its name means "cabbage turnip" in…
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Mesclun and Salad Greens

Mesclun and Salad Greens are a fun and flavorful choice for any gardener, regardless of your experience level. They're easy to grow, even in limited spaces and are a staple crop for any garden. About Mesclun and Salad Greens There is an abundance of salad crop varieties to choose from; As long as you have…
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How to Grow Turmeric (Curcuma)

Learn How to Grow Turmeric (Curcuma)   Days to germination: Started by root cuttings, not seeds Days to harvest: 250 days or more (8 to 10 months) Light requirements: Full sun, or slight shade Water requirements: Regular watering Soil: Well-drained soil Container: Necessary for most climates Introduction Turmeric is likely best known as a pungent…
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Onions – How to Grow

Onions: Growing Guide Plant your sets early in the spring. Onions do best if the temperature is cool when they start to grow, and warm as they mature. Northern springs are certainly cool -- and often frosty! But as the saying goes, "You can't kill an onion -- even with a hammer!" Frost just won't…
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Mint (Mentha) – How to Grow

Growing Mint Mint in the Garden All types of mint (including sweet mint, spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint) are fast-growing, spreading plants, so you must give them a place to spread without getting in the way, or plant them in a pot. Mint sends out runners that spread above and just below the ground, quickly…
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Chives – How to Grow

Chives have insect-repelling properties that can be used in gardens to control pests. Chives are a commonly used herb and can be found in grocery stores or grown in home gardens. In culinary use, the scapes and the unopened, immature flower buds are diced and used as an ingredient for fish, potatoes, soups, and other…
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Vertical Vegetable Garden ideas

Plants growing vertically add an element of beauty to the vertical vegetable garden. Vertical vegetable gardening products are springing up everywhere as people catch on to the urban agriculture buzz. The interest in starting vegetable gardens has sky rocketed in recent years. Starting a vegetable garden is possible for anyone, even if you do not have…
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