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Posts in category Vegetable Gardening

First Harvest is Right at Our Doorstep

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The first pickings from our front-yard vegetable garden: greens, greens, greens!

12 Tips for Water-Wise Vegetables

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You can still grow vegetables — even during water restrictions — if you plan, plant and tend plants wisely. And drought or no drought, it always makes sense to conserve this precious resource. Here are twelve tips for healthy, water-wise vegetables.

There’s Still Time to Start Seeds!

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After a wild winter filled with abundant snow and unusually cold temperatures, I’m itching to get out in the garden. But the garden won’t be ready for me for weeks; it’s still covered in snow and the ground underneath is frozen. So I’m satisfying my need to grow by starting seeds indoors.

When it’s Time for ‘Potting Up’

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If you start plants from seed, eventually you’ll have to master the technique of potting up. It’s what you do when a seedling gets too big for the pot or cell it’s growing in. Usually it’s too early to plant outdoors, so you pot up. Not all seedlings require potting up, but many do.

The 5 Best Tomatoes for Pots and Planters

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Whether you grow on a patio, porch, rooftop or fire escape, it’s essential to choose the right tomato varieties when growing in containers. Look for determinate or semi-determinate varieties, which have a more concentrated fruit set and a compact habit.

‘Bunch-Type’ Sweet Potatoes Fit Compact Gardens

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If you grow sweet potatoes in containers, consider the “bunch” varieties from Steele Plant Company: Vardaman and Porto Ricos.

Planting Season in the Cubicle Farm

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I’m growing corn in my file cabinet.

Actually, I’m growing something called “corn shoots.” It takes about seven to 10 days for them to be ready for harvest, and they’re supposed to be delicious.

6 Compact Crops for Vegetable Gardeners

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If you’re gardening in compact spaces and plan to grow only a few vegetables this year, these are the ones to choose. With careful watering and regular fertilization, you can easily harvest fresh greens, cucumbers, eggplants, summer squash, peppers and tomatoes all season long.

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