When To Pick Cabbage [Beginner Guide]

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Tips On When To Pick Cabbage

Last updated: 06/02/21

The cabbage plant is a very versatile and familiar-kitchen-garden vegetable that can be used in many ways. There are various varieties of cabbage available for veggie lovers that can be eaten raw, cooked solo, or mixed with other vegetables.

A fresh cabbage head is a great sight to see with its layers of fresh leaves and variety of colors. It is important to know when is the right time to pick the mature head so that you can maximize its taste and nutritional value.

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Growing Cucumbers in Containers

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Growing Cucumbers in Containers

Last updated: 05/24/21

You might be wondering if you can grow cucumbers from seed if you are limited for space. Maybe you grew tomatoes on your balcony before, but not quite certain if it would work to grow cucumbers in pots.

Cucumbers need to vine up and can grow all over the place but is if ok on a porch?

Growing cucumbers in containers is actually pretty easy when you follow our best tips below.

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18 Types of Peas To Grow

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18 Types of Peas To Grow

Last updated: 04/12/21

Peas are a quick-growing, tasty tool in any gardener’s belt. They are cool-weather vegetables, making them a good option for early spring and late fall planting.In any case, they are a sweet tender bean with a thin skin and good light flavor – a good choice for salads as they absorb dressings well.As nitrogen-fixing legumes, peas will revitalize the soil if planted after heavy-feeding plants, such as squash.Peas are divided into three categories:

  1. English
  2. Sugar Snap
  3. Snow

With a huge number of varieties available, every gardener can find at least one type of pea to grow that fits their needs.

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When To Pick Cantaloupe From The Vine [Time It Right]

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When To Pick Cantaloupe From The Vine

Last updated: 03/26/21

A ripe, juicy, sweet cantaloupe on a hot summer day is so refreshing, but at first you might be worrying about knowing when to harvest them from your garden.

You don’t want to pick too early and lose out on good flavor, or miss the window and end up with an overripe, mushy cantaloupe.

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When To Transplant Broccoli [Right Way]

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When To Transplant Broccoli The Easy Way

Last updated: 03/26/21

As a kid, I always dreaded when broccoli made its way onto the dinner plate. Today, it happens to be one of my favorite additions.

From stir-fry to casserole to a fresh broccoli snack, its versatility and nutritional value make it a top-tier vegetable.

So in an attempt to fulfill my newfound enjoyment of the small tree vegetable I decided to start growing it in my garden.

Unlike many of my other garden plants, it turns out you have to start broccoli from seed and there are two harvest times allowing for a more continuous supply of broccoli.

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How Many Lettuce Seeds Per Hole [Easy Guide]

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How Many Lettuce Seeds Per Hole?

Last updated: 03/22/21

It always a good idea to grow your own vegetables, especially with the risk of insecticides and pollution contaminating our food. It’s also very convenient to just go pick the freshest lettuce directly from your garden.

Nothing can beat the crispiness of freshly picked lettuce for your fresh salad.

There are many leaf lettuce varieties like Romaine or Arugula that you can plant in your vegetable garden. You might think planting lettuce from seed is difficult, but it is easy.

You need three things, a container, rich loamy soil, and of course, quality seeds. You can place the lettuce plant in a separate plot together with other types of plants like tomato plants or pepper plants.

These plants can provide partial shade during the hot summer months.

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When to Pick Okra | Harvesting Tips

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When to Pick Okra

Last updated: 03/19/21

The Okra, which is also known as “lady’s finger,” is a green flowering plant with edible seed pods. It has long been a favorite of health-conscious people due to its high dietary fiber content and low calories.

Okra plant thrives in warm climates.  Here in the South, it is battered and fried to serve with traditional Southern cooking. Yummy!

Although technically a fruit, it is often prepared as vegetables and very popular in South Asia and Africa. 

These plants can quickly grow in our vegetable garden and look amazing, especially when the beautiful Okra flowers start to bloom. 

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How Often To Water Pepper Plants [Right Way]

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How Often To Water Pepper Plants

Last updated: 03/16/21

From the common pepper plants that give you snacks and fajita ingredients to the spicier chili peppers that compliment your homemade salsa, all varieties of pepper plants need water.

Unfortunately for me, I had yet to figure out the science behind exactly how often to water pepper plants, and the fruits of my garden shriveled up before my eyes.

I knew there had to be a trick to successfully growing pepper plants, so I did some digging and here’s what I found.

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How To Grow Acorn Squash [Beginner Guide]

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How To Grow Acorn Squash [Easy Way]

Last updated: 03/15/21

Just think – this time next winter, you could be eating a home-grown acorn squash smothered in maple syrup. Acorn squash (Cucurbita Pepo) are easy to cultivate with a little know-how, nutrient dense, and store well in cool temperatures.

For the home gardener, learning how to grow acorn squash from seed is straightforward and well-worth the effort!

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When To Pick Zucchini [The Right Way]

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When to Pick Zucchini Squash

Last updated: 03/12/21

I love zucchini, or as it is also known, the summer squash. I know a lot of people don’t like it but I think it is tasty if picked at the right t.

This type of squash is a great way to get more veggies into your diet during the summer when all the berries are gone and there is nothing to do but cook and eat zucchini.

Growing Zucchini squash needs to start from seed each year. The crops of zucchini plants die at the end of each season.  As a summer squash plant, you can pick it all summer long as long as the female flowers continue to have fruit production.

You will learn how to pick zucchini when they are ready to be picked.

Let’s get picking!

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When Are Green Beans Ready To Pick? [Easy Way]

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When Are Green Beans Ready To Pick?

Last updated: 03/09/21

Whether you call them snap beans, long beans, string beans, or green beans, practically, they are the same. Bean plants are rich sources of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. They also have a very high fiber content that can promote weight loss and improve overall health.

You can put fresh beans with other vegetables like cauliflower, peas, and carrots into a pan with olive oil and it can become a great side dish. You can surely find a great green bean recipe with your harvest. 

That is why it is always a good idea to plant pole beans or different types of beans in your garden. You can even choose heirloom pole bean varieties if you want to. Planting beans can be a very rewarding endeavor

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10 Best Way To Keep Weeds Out Of Garden

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10 Best Ways To Keep Weeds Out Of Garden [Organic]

Last updated: 03/05/21

You are working in your precious garden and what do you spot?  Definitely not a garden gnome but instead it is a pesky weed that is robbing your beautiful plants of nutrients & water.

You want to know the best ways to keep weeds out of your garden. Especially the persistent ones that just won’t go away. 

We give you the ten best ways to keep those pesky weeds out.

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Do Pepper Plants Need Cages? [Simple & Easy Method]

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Do Pepper Plants Need Cages?

Last updated: 05/19/22

I have always loved planting peppers in my garden, especially during the summer season. Pepper plants can come in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes,  heat intensities, and flavors of peppers.

My favorites are the sweet and mild bell pepper varieties, although I love using hot peppers once in a while.

Having a pepper garden is very practical. Aside from the fresh ripe peppers available anytime, the colorful peppers are also pleasing to look at in the garden. 

The pepper plant is sturdy and has relatively shallow root systems that grow close to the soil’s surface. When pepper plants are full of plump peppers, their branches tend to bend and break, especially during strong winds.

So it’s essential to support them by using a stake or cages. 

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When To Fertilize Asparagus? [Beginner Tips]

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When To Fertilize Asparagus?

Last updated: 02/22/21

Asparagus is one vegetable I’ve always enjoyed because of its productivity rate. However, in my experience, I needed to fertilize it at the right time to get the best yield.

After careful research and a few years of trial & error, I want to present you with some useful information of when to fertilize asparagus.

Are you looking to understand when to fertilize asparagus? We’ve got you covered. In this article, I round up the main points of my research for you.

Dig in!

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How To Tell When Acorn Squash Is Ripe

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How to tell when Acorn Squash Is Ripe

Last updated: 02/09/21

Back in the days when I was still a newbie in gardening, I decided to plant squash for the first time.

I did not know when mine was ripe.

Through trial and error and lots of research, I can say I’ve cracked the code on how to tell when an acorn squash is ripe. 

You will no doubt learn from all my mistakes to ensure you pick it at the right time.

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Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening For Beginners [Must Read]

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Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening For Beginners Guide

Last updated: 02/03/21

I find vegetable gardening to be quite attractive. Unfortunately, I didn’t have access to a soil area that could support my interest. I saw that many had sucess with raised beds and thought it would be a great alternative. 

Are you looking to get into raised bed vegetable gardening as a beginner?

Well, I’ve got you covered.

In this article, I’ll tell you all you need to know about raised bed vegetable gardening for beginners. 

Let’s dig in!

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How To Grow A Small Vegetable Garden [Beginner Guide]

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Guide On How To Grow A Small Vegetable Garden

Last updated:10/30/21

You might want to know how to grow a small vegetable garden because of the limited space or the particular veggie to grow. These are valid concerns, especially if you do not have sufficient info.

I once had the same questions while I was trying to grow my vegetables.

Ever since then, I have grown more vegetables and become an expert in gardening.

Here is a guide for you on how to go about it too.

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Growing Carrots In A 5-Gallon Bucket

Growing Carrots In A 5-Gallon Bucket

Growing Carrots In A 5-Gallon Bucket

Last updated: 01/27/21

You’d agree with me that there’s nothing unusual about growing carrots in containers.

Gardeners have been doing it for years to augment their supplies of whatever they fancy.

Whether it be fruits, vegetables, herbs, or just for the pleasure of enjoying gardening. 

But have you heard about growing carrots in a bucket?

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Vegetable Container Gardening For Beginners

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Vegetable Container Gardening For Beginners

Last updated: 01/27/21

Your gardening hobby probably stemmed from a desire to save money on some of your favorite ingredients.

What started out as a small, basic herb garden, quickly grew to an actual vegetable garden in my parents’ backyard.

Moving into an apartment with less than ideal space for a garden stumped me. Luckily, I came across a guide for vegetable container gardening for beginners and my desperation for more room quickly dissipated.

If you have a small amount of space for a garden or just want to diversify your landscape, allow me to guide you.

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Why Vermicomposting Is Important [Epic Guide]

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Why Vermicomposting Is Important?

Last updated: 01/26/21

I had been heaping organic waste in my backyard for several years. With the foul smell and mess that was spreading out in my backyard, the waste became a nuisance.

I knew I had to find a way to address the issue. After trying a few alternative disposal methods, I landed on one that had extra benefits. Read on to learn why vermicomposting is essential.

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