sweet potatoes

How To Grow Sweet Potatoes

An ideal staple crop for those seeking to meet most of their food needs with homegrown produce would be nutrient-dense, offer high yields, and have excellent flavor and storage qualities. A crop that fits this bill perfectly? The sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are more nutritious and store better than any other root crop — they’re Read More…

shade crops

8 Best Vegetable Crops For Shade

1. Brassicas All brassicas are tolerant of shade, so as well as as cabbages try growing broccoli, spring greens or Brussels sprouts. Sow seeds in spring for late-season cropping. Net the plants to protect them from cabbage white butterflies. 2. Salad leaves Try loose-leaf lettuces, including oak-leaf types and varieties such as ‘Lollo Rosso’, plus fast-growing, spicy leaves like mizuna. Once the soil Read More…

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How To Grow Fall Beets

Beets are extremely easy to grow, and respond very good to the cooling conditions of late summer into fall. Variations of daytime and nighttime temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growth. Beets are heavy water users due to the rapid formation of the edible root. To keep the soil consistently moist, put a 1-2” layer Read More…