Monthly Archives: March 2013

Burpless Cucumbers

Have you seen certain types of cucumbers described as “burpless” but not been sure what it means? Some people experience discomfort from eating certain cucumbers because these fruits can contain a compound called cucurbitacin that may cause heartburn or indigestion. … Continue reading

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All About…Bull’s Blood Beets

The deep, red leaves of the Bull’s Blood Beet will bring a rich beauty to any garden space. The leaves alone are reason enough to add these beets to your yard, but you can also enjoy eating the globed, burgundy … Continue reading

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Container Vegetable Gardening

When you don’t have a lot of garden space to work with, sometimes you have to get pretty creative. You can have a garden in almost any situation as long as you know how to make the most of the … Continue reading

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All About… Danish Ballhead Cabbage

Do you enjoy sauerkraut? Or maybe coleslaw? Even if you don’t, there are still a lot of delicious ways to use cabbage, and Danish Ballhead Cabbage is one of the best kinds to choose. Danish Ballhead Cabbage is well-known for its ability … Continue reading

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What is Blanching?

When reading descriptions of garden seeds like cauliflower or celery, you might ask the question, “what is blanching?” You might see plants that say they are “self-blanching,” or you are supposed to blanch them. In this case, we aren’t talking … Continue reading

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All about… Casaba Golden Beauty Melon

The Casaba Golden Beauty Melon is a beautiful melon with a distinct and delicious flavor. These melons, which grow to weigh about 6 pounds, have a wrinkly golden skin and light flesh. If you’re looking to try a melon that’s … Continue reading

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All about… Armenian Yard-Long Cucumber

Armenian Yard-Long Cucumbers are known as the longest cucumbers available. Like the name implies, the fruits of this plant can grow up to an impressive 3 feet long! It is important to keep in mind, however, that these long, slender … Continue reading

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All about… Ashley Cucumber

Ashley – Cucumber Seeds • 65 days. • Vine cucumber • Package contains approximately 90 Ashley Cucumber Seeds. • Germination: 6 to 10 days at 75 to 85 F. • Plant seeds 1 inch deep, 24 inches apart with 48 … Continue reading

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February Newsletter

Improving Soil When the growing season arrives, we all have high hopes for our gardens. We imagine high yields of veggies and vigorous, healthy plants. But what if this isn’t the case? If your garden is struggling, you might be … Continue reading

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