Archive for Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable and Herb Plants Looking For Forever Homes!

It’s time to get some of your favorite (and soon to be favorite) vegetables planted in the garden.  Here are some options for you, along with some suggestions and reading assignments to give you a jump start on a bountiful harvest. In our area, it’s best to plant arugula, kale/greens, okra, and field peas via […]

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Some Like It Hot! (We Have Pepper Plants For Days)

We have a huge selection of pepper plants, including several organic varieties! Some of our varieties include: * Baron F1 Yields mostly large to extra large 3 to 4 fruits Heavy and sweet Rich red color * California Wonder The largest open-pollinated, heirloom bell pepper; considered the standard bell pepper for many decades Nice tenderness […]

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We Have a Huge Selection of Tomato Plants

We have a huge selection of tomato plants, both heirloom and hybrid, including several organic varieties! Some of the many varieties we carry include: * Better Boy (Hybrid) Great disease resistance and reliability One of best tasting slicing tomatoes available Yields tons of tomatoes Indeterminate (bears fruit throughout the season instead of only one harvest time) * Early […]

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Out In The Garden It’s Time To Settle In For Winter

Colder weather is on its way, but you still have a little time left to get a few things growing in the garden and prepare others for the threats of winter.  There shouldn’t be too many insect pests dining on your garden and landscape plants now that the weather is a bit cooler.  You should have […]

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Fall Into Composting – Now’s The Best Time For It

The healthiest, most productive soils are deep brown, smell like brownies (to me, anyway), and are light in texture.   If you grab a handful and clench it briefly, it holds its shape for a few seconds, and then starts to gently fall away from the clump, sort of the way fresh brown sugar does.   This […]

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Pumpkins 101

Pumpkins, which are squashes, are native to North America, and traveled first to France (where giant pumpkins originated), then to England, and then back into North America with the Pilgrims, in the form of pie filling.  Despite popular lore, pumpkin pie was not a part of our Thanksgiving dinner until the 19th century.  There is […]

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Meet The Beetles – And A Bug Or Two

If you try not to use chemicals in your vegetable gardens, chances are you spent quite a bit of time this summer handpicking and squishing all sorts of insects, in all stages of life, from eggs to larvae to adults, from your vegetable plants.  The bad news is they’ve already planned their comeback attack for […]

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All You Can’t Eat (At Least Not Right Now)

So you’re up to your eyeballs in fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden?  You have some options here.  You can belly up to the table and eat ‘til you pop; give away all you can’t eat; preserve your harvest for later, or do a bit of all three.  Food has been preserved by fermentation, […]

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What Exactly is a Potager Anyway?

There are a multitude of books written on the history and construction of potager gardens.  An internet search on “how to potager garden”, returns over a million results, including over 150,000 videos.  Amazon lists 643 books on the subject.  So what exactly does potager mean and what is it?  What can potager gardening do for […]

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Team Players in the Garden, Anyone?

The best companion plants not only improve the growth or flavor of their mates, but also repel insects and critters.  Aromatic plants usually make good companions, with their abilities to discourage or distract unwanted munchers in your garden.  The would-be diners are either put off by the fragrance of the plant, or are simply don’t […]

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