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Companion Planting Chart | Epic Guide to Interplanting

Companion Planting Chart | Epic Guide to Interplanting

companion planting guideI remember listening to my grandfather when I was growing up talking about how you have to grow basil next to tomatoes.  I never quite understood what he meant by that except that maybe they taste good together so grow lots of each.  Of course, there was no companion planting chart back then.

It wasn’t until I planted my first tomato plant and experienced the pain and frustration that comes along with all those pests gobbling up those majestic globes of juiciness.Continue reading

40 Cucumber Varieties to Die For

40 Cucumber Varieties to Die For

ashley cucumberGrowing cucumbers have transitioned from the ancient times in the Indus valley to modern-day gardening.

The first cucumber varieties were somewhat bitter.  This was a defensive mechanism to keep animals from eating them before they were ripe.

Nonetheless, cucumber varieties have evolved over the centuries into some of the finest vegetables for our gardens. In fact, they have become an integral part of meals, especially when making pickles and salad.

If you want to add some more cucumbers to your already flourishing garden, then you should take some time and learn more about the cucumber varieties as well as some of the best cucumber growing tips.

Let’s delve into it.Continue reading

Growing Tomatoes in Containers | Grow 100s with these Tips

Growing Tomatoes in Containers | Grow 100s with these Tips

growing tomatoes in containersGrowing Tomatoes is one of those vegetables that every aspiring gardener seems to start with.  Starting with growing tomatoes in containers is a perfect introduction to vegetable gardening.  You’ll discover some expert tips that you can easily use to grow 100s of tomatoes on your patio.

One year when I first got married, my wife and I lived in a small apartment.  My love of gardening was always present even though I did not have a big backyard.  We were fortunate enough to have a back door entrance that had a small fire escape staircase.Continue reading

Growing Carrots in Containers | Epic Guide to Make it Easy

Growing Carrots in Containers | Epic Guide to Make it Easy

growing carrots in containersYou may be challenged with space in your raised bed space or your garden soil might not be ideal to grow the best carrots.  Growing carrots in containers is a simple way to ensure you get carrots that Bugs Bunny would eat.

One of the other benefits of growing carrots in containers is that you will save some space using a pot to grow a bounty of carrots.  It is also a fun project that most kids would love to take part in.  My girls love to garden and growing carrots is one of their favorite vegetables to grow.

We will go over all the details on how to grow carrots in a container in this guide.  You will learn what is the most ideal soil to grow carrots, how long do carrots take to grow in containers, and what the best type of carrots to grow in a container.Continue reading

How To Grow Cauliflower | 7 Tips to Avoid the Small Curds

HOW TO GROW CAULIFLOWER | 7 TIPS TO AVOID THE SMALL CURDS

how to grow cauliflowerI am sitting here laughing because many of you may associate curds with souring milk.  Maybe little Miss Muffet who sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey.  I can assure you Little Miss Muffet was not learning how to grow cauliflower.

The curd is the fancy word for the dense brassica head that you get when you successfully grow cauliflower.  It is the white stuff on the cauliflower that you roast up or you cook to eat.  The bigger the better is really the essence of how to grow cauliflower.Continue reading

Growing Broccoli in Containers | 10 Tips You MUST Know

Growing Broccoli in Containers | 10 Tips You MUST Know

growing broccoli in containersThe allure of container gardening has become a whimsical curiosity for many new gardeners.  Most are surprised by the expansive list of vegetables you can grow in a container.

Growing broccoli in a container is certainly a welcoming delight that many beginners and even experienced gardeners did not know was even possible.Continue reading

7 Tips on How to Grow Lettuce Like A Boss

7 Tips on How to Grow Lettuce Like A Boss

how to grow lettuceYou might be thinking of how to grow lettuce is too difficult.  You might see all the plants in your local garden center.  Sure, they have tomatoes, peppers, and every kind of herb ready to be planted for your home garden or container.

Where are the lettuce plants that you could just stick in your garden found?  Chances are there will be no selection or a very limited choice of lettuce plants.  You don’t need to get those plants from there. Continue reading

Harvesting Beets | Proven ways to Get your Beets on your Plate

Harvesting Beets | Proven ways to Get your Beets on your Plate

harvesting beetsYou planted a bunch of beet seeds this year in your garden and want to know all the dirt on how to get them to your plate safely.  You are just not quite certain if you know they are ready. Harvesting beets are incredibly simple following our expert advice.

Maybe you just started growing beets and need a little guidance on the best methods of when to harvest beets.  We will cover this and a few other topics about the most ideal beets harvesting methods.Continue reading