Tag: Vegetable Gardening

October in the Vegetable Garden

October and autumn has come to the vegetable garden. There are still some crops to harvest but the main tasks for this month are tidying and preparing for the winter ahead. However, even in the smallest vegetable garden there are still things you can do to prepare for next spring and also to ensure that …

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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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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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Growing Organic Pumpkins

Pumpkin Facts If you’re growing pumpkins, you’ll pretty much be following the same guidelines as you’d follow for winter squash. The most ancient evidence of growing pumpkins dates back to around 7000 B.C. in Mexico. Farmers in the U.S. are currently growing pumpkins at around 1.5 billion pounds per year; gardeners add many more to …

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