Monthly Archives: June 2013

Vegetables for Shady Gardens

Although you usually think of a garden spot being in a very sunny area, not everyone has this option. Some yards lack a space where the sun shines for more than a few hours a day. Fortunately, there are some … Continue reading

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All about… Triple Moss Curled Parsley

Triple Moss Curled Parsley is a decorative and delicious herb. Although parsley is often used as a garnish—and it does look elegant on a plate—it is also a valuable ingredient. The bright green, curled leaves of Triple Moss Curled Parsley … Continue reading

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Storing Your Harvest

It feels great to grow a successful garden, and any gardener who ends up with a large harvest is likely to feel a bit proud. But that pride might turn to shock if you realize that you have way more … Continue reading

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All about… Ace 55 Tomato

Do you dislike the acidity often found in tomatoes? Ace 55 is a low-acid choice that is ideal for people who avoid acidic tomatoes.  Not only that, but it is also hearty and delicious as well as resistant to Verticillium … Continue reading

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All about… Broad Leaved Sage

Broad Leaved Sage (or Broadleaf Sage) is a fragrant perennial herb with silvery green leaves that are somewhat fuzzy. The aromatic foliage is attractive on its own for scent and appearance, but the flowers of the sage plant are also … Continue reading

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Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes

Tomatoes can grow in two main ways: determinate (bush) or indeterminate (vining). Determinate tomato plants are more compact. When fruit sets the plant will stop growing—usually at 3-4’ tall—and the tomatoes will all ripen on the plant at around the … Continue reading

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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 stuck wondering … Continue reading

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Dealing With Those Annoying Aphids!

Aphids can be an issue with many plants in your yard, including your vegetables. Although these insects will not usually kill plants completely, they can be the cause of curled and damaged leaves, discoloration, spread of viruses between plants, stunted … Continue reading

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All about… Scarlet Runner Bean

Scarlet runner beans are definitely some of the most decorative bean plants you can grow. Growing as a climbing vine, the plants will produce gorgeous red flowers throughout the season. These flowers will continue to bloom as long as you … Continue reading

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Bolting

Bolting refers to the tendency of some plants to encounter a kind of “growth spurt” in order to produce seeds. Certain kinds of plants—such as lettuce, kale, cilantro, parsley, spinach, broccoli, onion, and celery—can produce quick-growing flowering stems due to … Continue reading

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