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Growing Biennial Vegetables for Flowers and Seeds
Among vegetables, popular biennials include beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kohlrabi, leek, onion, parsley, parsnip, rutabaga, salsify and turnip.
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Win the War on Weeds!
Weeds won't get a look in! Then, just before the new growing season, dig them in or pull them out to reveal clear soil ready for planting. Use a sharp hoe to keep weed seedlings under control Zero Tolerance Tackle recently germinated weeds in existing...
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How to Create a Vegetable Garden on a Slope
Start by making a side view drawing of your slope as shown below. Concrete blocks are less costly, though heavy to handle. I have been gardening on a slope for more than 10 years, and every season I learn a little more about the hillside and its potential.
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5 Tips for Late Summer Planting Beds
It gets better: The cut corn stalks made handy weights for securing the edges of the cover. Cool-season Cover Crops Parts of the garden that won't be planted until late spring are prime spots for growing cool-season cover crops , also known as green manures...
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How to Ripen Fruit Faster
However, it's worth noting a couple of simple techniques for softening up the sometimes rock-hard offerings sold at the grocery store. Like many flowering plants, the most effective way to speed up ripening is to simply remove ripe fruits as they appear.
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6 Ways to Extend Your Harvests
Feeding plants costs money but does mean more fruits of better quality, so the investment is well worth it. A regular liquid feed will result in better quality fruits for longer 4.
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Fight Pests Without Using Bug Spray
Also try trap-cropping using a pest's favorite food to make your crops less appealing to them. Practice crop rotation to help prevent a build-up of crop-specific pests in the soil, and if you have suffered from a soil-borne pest such as wireworm it's...
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Growing Cabbages from Sowing to Harvest
Or sow into trays or pots then transfer the best seedlings into individual cells or pots to grow on. Firm your cabbages into the ground well, then water generously to settle the soil around the roots.
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Make the Most of Your Summer Garden
Wind chimes give an immediate impact but consider the neighbors; wood or bamboo wind chimes are less invasive and more natural sounding than metal ones. Permanently positioned garden seating looks fantastic when it's visually anchored.
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Try Asian Radishes this Fall
Then wash the radishes, pat them dry, and store them in plastic bags in the refrigerator. There are many ways to enjoy the “little ginseng” of the vegetable world. The leaves are thin, smooth and hairless compared to other radishes, with attractive...
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3 Ways to Use Up Your Glut
Drying and Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables Drying is one of the very easiest methods of preserving, requiring no specialist skills – just lots of fresh produce. Chop the produce up into small cubes about 1cm (0.5in) square.
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Growing Rutabagas for a Bumper Fall Harvest
The largest rutabaga I've ever grown got mixed up with the Brussels sprouts and enjoyed plenty of elbow room. Rutabaga seeds sprout quickly, with shade-grown seedlings ready to transplant in only three weeks.
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Saving Seeds from Beans, Peppers, Onions...And More!
Scrape out the seeds from ripe chili peppers then dry them before storing Saving Pepper & Tomato Seeds The seeds of tomatoes and peppers are ready when the fruits themselves are good for eating.
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Keep Plum Trees Healthy and Productive With Summer Pruning
But remember, plums fruit on young wood. Environmental stress can cause a similar silvering, but it's likely to affect the whole tree, not just selected branches as with silver leaf.
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How to Dry Chili Peppers
A spiral ristra not only looks prettier, it improves airflow around the fruits, which will help them to dry out quicker. Push the needle through the green cap of each chili, rather than the flesh of the fruit, which could serve as an entry point for mold.
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Help Your Garden Survive a Summer Drought
They'll all save you time while ensuring your plants stay in the best condition possible. Water along marked-out drills. The solution is to wet the seed drill before sowing, to give them the cool, moist surroundings they crave.
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Grow Potatoes for a Christmas Crop
Keep containers well watered because the compost can dry out quickly, even in wet weather. If you thought growing potatoes was hugely satisfying, second-crop potatoes will prove even more so! Give your holiday season dinners a home-grown boost and try...
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Growing Fruit: Why Thinning Creates a Better Harvest
Finally, continue thinning until the fruits are evenly spaced, leaving only the biggest and healthiest. But if we're to get the most from this bounty we'll in fact need to remove some of the fruits now.
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5 Organic Controls for Greenhouse Whitefly
Whiteflies are great at making more of themselves. The whitefly larvae are still alive at this point and it's only when the parasite is almost ready to hatch out as an adult that it then sets to work on its host's vital organs.
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How to grow: Lemongrass (Growing Guide)
Plant lemongrass in a warm, sunny spot that is convenient to water. You can also root a stalk from the produce market in water. Spacing Single Plants: 2' 3" (70cm) each way (minimum) Rows: 1' 11" (60cm) with 2' 11" (90cm) row gap (minimum) Sow and Plant...
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How to grow: Onions (Red) (Growing Guide)
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area. Spacing Single Plants: 5" (15cm) each way (minimum) Rows: 3" (10cm) with 7" (20cm) row gap (minimum) Sow and Plant If you don't start your own seeds,...
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How to grow: Onion (Growing Guide)
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area. Spacing Single Plants: 5" (15cm) each way (minimum) Rows: 3" (10cm) with 7" (20cm) row gap (minimum) Sow and Plant If you don't start your own seeds,...
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How to grow: Shallots (Growing Guide)
Troubleshooting Onion root maggots can cause plants to collapse. Frost tolerant Yes. Planting and Harvesting Calendar < Back to All Plants Pests which Affect Shallots Aphids (General) Slug Snail Plant Diseases which Affect Shallots Allium White Rot Onion...
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How to grow: Cucumber Beetle, Striped (Growing Guide)
Tips: Most conventionally grown cucumbers and melons are grown with dangerous systemic pesticides, so organic pest control is worth the time and effort. Females lay eggs near the base of plants, and the larvae feed on the plants' roots.
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How to grow: Borage (Growing Guide)
Blossom clusters make beautiful but short-lived cut flowers or edible garnishes. Position A sunny spot where bumblebees and other large pollinators are desired. Notes Borage seedlings are only edible when very young.
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How to grow: Onion Root Maggot (Growing Guide)
Managing Outbreaks: Remove badly damaged plants, as the maggots can move from one plant to another. At the end of each season, be sure to pull all onions from the garden. Onion root maggots Onion root maggots Onion root maggots in garlic Onion root maggots...
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How to grow: Valerian (Growing Guide)
Gather them for use as cut flowers to keep valerian from reseeding and becoming invasive. Troubleshooting Control valerian's spread by cutting back flowering stems before they can shed seeds in your garden.
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How to grow: Lemon Balm (Growing Guide)
Gather stems for drying or steeping into tinctures in early summer, just before the plants bloom. Feeding Not generally required. Planting and Harvesting Calendar < Back to All Plants Pests which Affect Lemon Balm Aphids (General) Slug Snail
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How to grow: Tulip (Growing Guide)
Tulips bloom at the same time as dogwoods and other spring-flowering trees in most climates. Colors choices are endless, from white to almost black. Allow 4in (10cm) between bulbs of miniature tulips, and 6in (15cm) between taller varieties.
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