How Long Are Vegetable Seeds Good For | Chart & Storage Guide

How Long Are Vegetable Seeds Good For

How Long Are Vegetable Seeds Good For | Chart & Storage Guide

Last updated: 10/31/21

Despite looking brittle and dry, vegetable seeds may, in fact, be very much alive and carrying the embryo of what will in the future grow to be a full-sized plant. 

Many vegetable seeds have the ability to stay viable for years. However, some, including onions seeds, deteriorate in less than a year

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How Long Do Carrots Last | 7 Ways to Know & Make Them Last

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How Long Do Carrots Last | Best Storage Tips

Last updated: 01/27/21

Carrots are so tasty when you grow them yourself or if they are fresh to the market.  You can take certain precautions when you store carrots in order for them to maintain their taste and nutritional value.

Even Bugs Bunny took care of his carrots to make them last longer, or maybe he just ate them quickly.

You will learn the shelf life of carrots, plus some tips on how to make carrots last longer.

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How Long Do Potatoes Last | Tips to Maximize Shelf Life

How Long Do Potatoes Last | Tips to Maximize Shelf Life

Last updated: 10/31/21

Potatoes are such a good crop that can last well into the winter should you take the proper precautions with storage.

They are very nutritious and easy to cook.

Its no wonder why Americans love their spuds.  Everything from french fries to baked potatoes.

You will learn the shelf life of potatoes, plus some tips on how to make potatoes last longer.

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How Long Do Mushrooms Last | 7 Tips to Keep them Fresh

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How Long Do Mushrooms Last | 7 Tips to Keep them Fresh

Last updated: 10/31/21

Mushrooms are a delicious vegetable that does not last forever in storage.  Unfortunately, mother nature did not put a best by date, sell-by date, or use by date stamped on the tasty buttons & she is not going to tell you just how long do mushrooms last.

You will learn about the shelf life of mushrooms, plus some tips on how to make them last longer.

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25 Best Spinach Varieties | Different Types of Spinach to Try

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25 Best Spinach Varieties | Different Types of Spinach to Try

Last updated: 1/30/22

As a child growing up, I remember my Mom trying to get me to try different types of spinach.  

I am pretty certain it did not include the same spinach varieties that are discussed here, but it was not visually appealing as it came out of a can.

Fast forward to today and I have grown countless spinach varieties in my backyard garden.

Spinach is an essential vegetable that was first discovered in ancient Persia.  The ancient Persia is currently known as Iran.

It first spread to India than to China through an ancient Chinese who named it ‘Persia vegetable’.

Later, it spread to Spain, England, France and the rest of the countries. During the first world war, spinach juice was used to cure hemorrhage soldiers in France. 

Since then, spinach is popularly used all over the world.

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33 Best Heirloom Tomato Varieties | Heirloom Tomato Seeds Reviews

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33 Best Heirloom Tomato Varieties | Heirloom Tomato Seeds Reviews

Last updated: 10/31/21

Look no further for the Best Heirloom Tomato Varieties.

Tomatoes are some of the most coveted vegetables around the world.

This makes it obvious why some rare heirloom tomato varieties are some of the most prized possessions in gardens across the world.

This fleshy, succulent fruit has been grown for centuries to satisfy the insatiable human appetite. No wonder most farmers and gardeners can barely get enough of these plants.

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Companion Planting Chart | Epic Guide to Interplanting

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COMPANION PLANTING CHART | EPIC GUIDE TO INTER-PLANTING

Last Updated 10/31/21

I remember listening to my grandfather when I was growing up talking about how you have to grow basil plants next to tomato plants in your garden for good growth.  

I never quite understood what he meant by that except that maybe they taste good together so grow lots of each plants in the garden.

Of course, there was no companion planting chart back then.

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

There had to be a way to prevent this without spraying the plants with chemicals (before there was really an organic movement). 

There wasn’t much guidance readily available in the Internet’s infancy for the garden.

Fast forward to much later in my garden​ hobby where there is an abundance of gardening information about maximizing plants growth. 

My curiosity later returned after reading about the Three sister’s plant​s and how they ​built a garden back then.

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40 Best Cucumber Varieties You Want to Grow

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40 Best Cucumber Varieties You Want to Grow

Last updated: 10/31/21

Growing 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.

Cucumbers have become an integral part of meals, especially when making pickles and salad.

Take some time and learn more about the types of cucumbers as well as some of the best cucumber growing tips

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Growing Tomatoes in Containers | Grow 100s with these Tips

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Growing Tomatoes in Containers | Grow 100s with these Tips

Last updated: 10/31/21

Growing 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.

The small little area on the fire escape landing had just enough room to put 2 containers side by side and got about 6 hours in the sunlight.

My green thumb sprang into action to get all the materials needed and 2-3 months later we were picking 100s of cherry tomatoes and some Mortgage lifters all from that tiny nook.

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Growing Carrots in Containers | Epic Guide to Make it Easy

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Growing Carrots in Containers | Epic Guide to Make it Easy

Last updated: 10/31/21

You 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.

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Growing Spinach | Monumental Greens Guide

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Growing Spinach | Monumental Greens Guide

Last updated: 01/27/21

Did you grow up watching Popeye squeeze a can of spinach into his mouth to gain some strength?  Maybe learning how to grow spinach will help you with your muscles. Probably not, but learning about how easy to grow spinach will flex your Green thumb.

Growing spinach is a vegetable that is extremely versatile to grow.  You can grow spinach in a traditional vegetable garden or plant in a container or pot.

Spinach is a superfood that you can add to your salads or tuck it in phyllo dough for a delicious treat.  It is no wonder why adding spinach to grow in your garden will help you to accumulate all these benefits.

You don’t have to be a wiz to get spinach to grow.  Just have to plant them in the right conditions and give them the care they need.  Let’s find out exactly what you need to do to get started.

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

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

Last updated: 10/31/21

I 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.

Grow cauliflower is probably not the first vegetable to start your gardening adventure because it can be challenging to grow.  You definitely need a game plan and a strategy to grow cauliflower successfully but don’t fret because the tips here will serve to help you grow some big ass curds.

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How Long Does Broccoli Last | 7 Tips to Extend its Shelf Life

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How Long Does Broccoli Last | 7 Tips to Extend its Shelf Life

Last updated: 10/31/21

Broccoli is a vegetable that does not have an indefinite shelf life.  Unfortunately, mother nature did not put a best by date, sell-by date, or use by date stamped on the green stalk.

You will learn about the shelf life of broccoli, plus some tips on how to make broccoli last longer.

Broccoli’s shelf life is dependent on the different ways & methods that you store it.  Broccoli that is freshly picked will last for 7-14 days in the fridge.  Cooked broccoli will last for approximately 7-9 days in the fridge. 

Frozen broccoli will last for 6-8 months in the freezer.  Pickled broccoli lasts for about 4-6 months if pickled, canned, and stored in a refrigerator properly.

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Growing Broccoli in Containers | 10 Tips You MUST Know

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Growing Broccoli in Containers | 10 Tips You MUST Know

Last updated: 10/31/21

The allure of container gardening has become a whimsical curiosity for many new gardeners. Growing Broccoli in a Container surprises many people when they hear about this possibility.

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

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that always tastes and looks better grown fresh in a raised garden or pot.  You will learn 10 tips on the best ways, methods, and techniques on how to grow broccoli in a container.

We tried to cram as much broccoli growing information in these tips as possible without getting too technical.

We do have a much more detailed post about growing broccoli which can be found here.

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7 Tips on How to Grow Lettuce Like A Boss

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7 Tips on How to Grow Lettuce Like A Boss

Last updated: 02/15/19

You 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. 

Just walk over to the other section where the seeds are kept and pick yourself up a packet of lettuce seeds.

You will learn some easy tips to help you grow lettuce from seed.  You might even learn how to grow lettuce like a boss.

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

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

Last updated: 2/10/19

You 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.

You can almost taste the sweet smell of pickled beets.  Maybe you roast them for a flavorful beet & arugula salad.   You are in luck if you want to learn some tested harvesting beets tips.

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Beets Companion Plants | Attractive Neighbor Guide

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Beets Companion Plants | Attractive Neighbor Guide

Last updated: 10/31/21

You just moved into the neighborhood.  You are a big red bulb with tasty greens and like to chill out in the cooler temps.  You need to know what beets companion plants are to keep the neighborhood in harmony.

So what is the most ideal beets companion plant to keep things cool and chill in the hood?

You might be thinking why does it even matter what I plant my garden next to each other.  Most of the time you really don’t have to think too much about what plants should be planted together. Many think that it is not necessary or beneficial.

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Growing Spinach At Home | Epic Guide to Make it Simple

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Growing Spinach At Home | Epic Guide to Make it Simple

Last updated: 10/31/21

Are you like Popeye and can’t get enough Spinach?  Do you need an easy guide on how to grow spinach at home?  Take a look at this epic guide on how to grow spinach from seed to table.

What could more satisfying than growing your own spinach at home?  You will discover just how easy and simple it is to grow spinach following the step by step instructions below.

It is as simple as this:

  1. Prepare your soil for planting your spinach in an ideal location
  2. Select your spinach seed variety
  3. Sow your spinach seeds about 1 to 3 inches apart in proper spacing
  4. Cover your spinach seeds with soil
  5. Keep your soil moist with water until the spinach seeds germinate
  6. Maintain your spinach plants with proper watering
  7. Harvest your spinach leaves once they have fully matured to your variety

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