Category: Vegetable Gardening

Container Vegetable Gardening: 5 Easy Essentials For Great Veggies With Great Flavor

Container vegetable gardening is so simple. You can easily grow a whole salad right on your deck or patio! Try lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, radishes… you can even grow Chinese cabbage. Think how nice it would feel to walk out your kitchen door and harvest everything you need for tonight’s supper. And container …

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4 Simple Steps to Planting Tomatoes Outside

Planting tomatoes in your garden, in pots or containers is pretty easy as long as you take a few basic steps into consideration. Whether you have started your tomato seeds from scratch or you’ve gone to your local garden center and purchased tomato plants, you are more than likely wondering when is the best time …

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5 Ways to Teach Kids to be Environmentally Friendly

Have you ever thought about what you can do to be more green? A great way to start is by teaching your kids about foods and gardens to help them build a deeper appreciation for the environment. 1) Teach your kids about seeds and where they come from. A good starting place is putting a bean …

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Creating a Container Salad Garden

Many salad crops are suitable for growing in outdoor planters and if you are new to home-grown produce they are an easy and fairly maintenance vegetable group to start with. Like any home-grown produce, salad crops have a unique taste all of their own (once you have tasted your own lettuce you will never go …

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February in the Vegetable Garden

There are always plenty of jobs to do even in the smallest vegetable garden as there is no denying that growing fruit and vegetables is high maintenance. So, with more to do there is always more to forget. Plan ahead by getting on top of those jobs that can be done early in the year. …

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Plant Garlic in Autumn for an Abundant Summer Crop

If you want large bulbs bursting with flavor, plant your garlic in the fall. You will have to wait until the next summer to harvest, but it is worth the wait. Garlic belongs to the onion genus species and is closely related to chives, leek, onions, and shallots. It is cold-hardy, which makes fall-planting favorable …

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August in the Vegetable Garden

August and summertime is in full swing. By now you should be harvesting many of the fruit and vegetables you have worked hard to grow throughout the season and enjoying the unique taste of fresh salad crops, potatoes, tomatoes, peas and beans homegrown. However, in-between enjoying the fruits of your labour there is still plenty …

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How Homeowners Can Incorporate Elements of a Homestead Into Small Urban Yards

Even city dwellers sometimes dream of a healthy life on a homestead, and given the urban renewal movement of bringing gardens into the cities, some have taken the first step into self-sustainability in small urban spaces. There are lots of ways to take life a step further while remaining harmonious with city life, literally bringing …

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Vegetable Rotation: Using A Crop Rotation Chart Yields More Abundant Harvests

You may wonder whether vegetable crop rotation is even important in a normal backyard garden. However, long years of trial in organic gardens has shown vegetable rotation to have many benefits, many of which cannot be calculated. Probably the greatest benefit is how it balances the soil and reduces diseases in the soil, especially important …

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June in the Vegetable Garden

June is the month when the summer season really gets underway. Many of the vegetables you have grown from seed can now be planted out. The first potatoes are almost ready to lift and the herb garden is bursting with scent. Even in the smallest vegetable garden there is always plenty to do at this …

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