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The Best Tip To Improve Your Harvest

Crop rotation isn’t just for huge scale gardens and homesteads. Every gardener can truly profit with his harvest by knowing the essential standards of crop rotation. From adjusting soil supplements to helping diminish the issues with pest and disease, crop rotation is pertinent even on a little scale. Why you should rotate your plants? According to Read More…

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How To Grow Rutabaga

How to sow rutabaga Rutabaga prefers cool weather and is best grown as a fall crop. Sow seeds average soil in full sun in late summer. Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones. Rutabagas develop large roots so Read More…

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How To Grow Chinese Cabbage

How to sow chinese cabbage Chinese cabbage may be direct sown or started indoors early for fall and spring crops. Sowing Seed Indoors Sow seeds from spring to early summer in the North, again in midsummer for a fall crop. In the South and other frost-free areas, sow from fall to spring. Start seeds indoors about 8 Read More…

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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…

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Vegetable Seeds To Sow In September

September is harvest time, but it’s also time to plan ahead and start sowing the vegetables that will provide valuable winter harvests and earlier spring and summer pickings. In fall the soil is still warm, so seeds will germinate quickly. If the weather is still fine, the growing season can continue for several weeks. Here are some vegetable Read More…