Simple Keys on How to Harvest Spinach | Pick at the Right Time

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Simple Keys on How to Harvest Spinach | Pick at the Right Time

Last updated: 10/31/21

You managed to grow spinach seeds from tiny little seedling to a plant that looks like something Popeye would eat.

You might not be certain how to harvest spinach. Maybe you want some baby spinach leaves and not the crinkly matured ones.

How do you know when spinach is ready to harvest or simply when to pick spinach?  You will want to pick the spinach leaves when they are ready to eat at peak time.

The spinach plant is ready when the leaves are fully developed (depends on variety), but definitely before they bolt. 

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Spinach Plant Spacing | 4 Fundamental Tips for Beginners

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Spinach Plant Spacing | 4 Fundamental Tips for Beginners

Last updated: 1/23/19

Are you uncertain on on the best way to get your spinach plant spacing correct?  You love eating fresh spinach and you went out and maybe bought some seeds.  You might be curious if it is easy to plant Spinach.

You will learn these 4 fundamental tips about spinach plant spacing.

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Growing Sweet Peas Indoors | Super Guide to Get you Growing

Growing Sweet Peas Indoors | Super Guide to Get You Growing

Last updated: 9/22/20

Have you ever wanted to grow sweet peas indoors to help you get a jump start on your crop?   Its the late winter and you are just itching to get your sweet pea plants out there since they are one of the earliest crops you can plant.

You might also just want to grow them indoors year-round and need to know if it is possible.

Are you able to grow sweet peas indoors?  You most certainly can grow sweet peas indoors following the steps outlined here.  Keep in mind these methods also work with other varieties of peas.

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Growing Peas in Containers | Step by Step Guide to Get it Right

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Growing Peas in Containers | Step by Step Guide to Get it Right

Last updated: 1/11/19

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to grow peas in a container?  You may not have the necessary real estate or the space to grow a huge traditional garden.

Well, you are in luck because in this guide you will learn how simple growing peas in a container is and you may find that you want to grow other vegetables in containers as well.

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Growing Cauliflower | Faux Mashed Potatoes

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Growing Cauliflower | Faux Mashed Potatoes

Last updated: 11/02/18

Cauliflower is one of those unique vegetables that you must get in your garden.  Have you ever wanted to grow cauliflower in your garden?  Are you a cauliflower lover and wanted to know more?

Look no further as you have found an epic guide on how to grow cauliflower.

Mark Twain said it best when he described cauliflower, “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”  I love this quote because when you really look at cauliflower, it does like a brain.

Growing cauliflower to put on your table is so good for your health.  Just take a look below at the benefits, so why wait and just grow cauliflower in your garden.

Growing cauliflower is a simple and unique vegetable to grow.  Cauliflower can be grown in the spring and fall months.  Cauliflower seeds germinate best in soil temperatures of 80° F, so giving them a head start in the early spring months is best.

Cauliflower grows best when spaced about 15 inches apart.  Cauliflower requires even watering throughout its growing cycle.  Cauliflower requires an ample amount of nutrients to mature fully.  Harvesting of cauliflower usually takes approximately 14 weeks from seed to table.

Check out this post here if you want a more slimmed down version of growing cauliflower.

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Growing Beets | Gatorade Sports Performance Fuel

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Growing Beets | Gatorade Sports Performance Fuel

Last updated: 10/30/21

Did you grow up eating pickled beets and want to relive your childhood memories?  Have you always wanted to grow beets in your garden?  Is your favorite salad mixed with arugula, beets, and goat cheese?

Growing beets is the perfect way to culminate your desire to satisfy these needs.  Beets are a perfect root vegetable that is so easy to grow and taste like no other vegetable.  It has an earthy component to it that makes it a unique flavor for on your plate.

Some cultures even believe that a beet that a man and woman shares will create an endless love between them.  Eating beets are even shown to help you stay together with some increased sexual drive.

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Growing Celery | Travel back in Time with a Sprig

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Growing Celery | Travel back in Time with a Sprig

Last updated: 10/16/18

Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow celery for that fresh taste and crisp bite?  Do you seem to have a hard time getting celery to grow properly?

Wouldn’t it be cool to add your own homegrown celery stalk to your Bloody Mary drinks?  Are you looking to boost your health and need a good vegetable to grow in your garden for the fall period? 

You need to give growing celery in your garden a try.   It is not too hard to grow once you get it started.

Celery was once cultivated for its medicinal properties in earlier times and now it is used for its flavor and healthy qualities.  The popular show Doctor Who even featured the Fifth Doctor who traveled back in time with a sprig of celery stalk on his lapel.

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Growing Broccoli From Seed to Stir Fry

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Growing Broccoli From Seed to Stir Fry

Last updated: 10/14/18

Broccoli is one of those vegetables that always seems to stick out in stir-frys.  You can’t miss those big chunks of dark green florets that are steaming hot on your plate of some Asian dish.

Have you ever tasted your own freshly picked broccoli from your garden?  There is a huge difference between supermarket broccoli and homegrown broccoli.   The fresh flavors of homegrown broccoli explode in your mouth.

You have to wonder why George Bush said, “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”

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How to Make Habanero Pepper Jelly Recipe

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How to Make Habanero Pepper Jelly Recipe

You will learn about how to make habanero pepper jelly recipe. We even have a cool video that shows you step by step instruction on how to make this jelly. is so simple and easy to make pepper jelly.

Check out the kit that we used for this here

This habanero jelly recipe is super simple to make and does not require many ingredients.  This habanero pepper jelly recipe is super easy to make.

This jelly recipe is super hot and sweet and is perfect for crackers, bagels, and wings. Give this habanero pepper jelly recipe a try.

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Growing Cabbage From Seed to Sauerkraut

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Growing Cabbage From Seed to Sauerkraut

Last updated: 10/31/21

Have you ever wondered why they named a doll after a cabbage patch?  Did you know that Sauerkraut & Kimichi is actually from cabbage?  Are you uncertain of how to grow cabbage?

Read ahead and you will discover all you need to know about growing cabbage.  You will learn everything to get you growing cabbage from seed.  You will learn how to care for cabbage and even some inspiration on how to eat it.

Growing up I remember seeing those old-time crocks that adorned many European-American homes.  The crocks were used for fermenting vegetables that grow in every garden.

You better believe that they were filled with cabbage and stored away under the countertops until they were bubbling away.  Fermented foods are deeply rooted in the necessity to store food for longer periods of times without refrigeration.  The cabbage was natures answer to the perfect food to take on this challenge.

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Growing Peas Garden Insider Secret Guide

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Growing Peas Garden Insider Secret Guide

Last updated: 10/30/21

Peas are one of those vegetables that are woven into our everyday lives and culture.  Remember the movie Forest Gump and the famous line, “Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots.”  Yes, peas do seem to mix well with carrots.

Have you ever wanted to grow peas in your garden?  Want to save some money at the supermarket because man those sugar snap peas are expensive.

You will find a treasure trove of growing pea garden tips to help you get your green thumb.  You will have so many peas that your old aunt’s Pea Soup recipe will be a dance in your mouth from your garden peas you grow.

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Extend your Harvest | 3 Amazing Ways of Preserving Food

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Extend your Harvest | 3 Amazing Ways of Preserving Food

Last updated: 10/30/21

You made it through the growing season of your garden.  By now you might have tons of tomatoes, peppers, and a bush full of basil that can pack a punch in your pesto sauce recipe.

You might have tomato salads and stir-frys every night of the week when you are picking your vegetables daily.

The 3 simple ways of preserving food are water bath canning, dehydrating food or drying, and Freezing.  There are really several more ways of preserving, but these ways are pretty simple to do and can be done with equipment you may already have around your house.

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How to Thin Carrots (2 Simple Ways of Thinning Carrots)

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How to Thin Carrots (2 Simple Ways of Thinning Carrots)

Want to learn 2 simple ways on how to thin carrots. You will learn 2 simple techniques of thinning carrots that can be done in your container, pot, or garden beds. Thinning carrots is the process of removing some of your carrots plants out.

The carrots may be crowded as it is common with them because the seeds are really tiny and sometimes get broadcast too much together. Learning how to thin carrots will ensure that your carrots can grow to full maturity.

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Vermiculture | Composting with Worms Guide

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Vermiculture | Composting with Worms Guide

Last updated:10/30/21

Do love to garden on your apartment balcony, but want a way to compost?  Are you challenged for space in your garden area?

You will want to read on as we will explore the army of crawlers that can help compost and transform your food and vegetable scraps into black gold for your garden.

Vermiculture is the answer to many gardeners who seek a way to get beneficial microbes and worm castings into your garden soil.

It is so easy to employ earthworms to help produce vermicast for your garden beds or containers.  You will learn all about the vermicompost benefits as well as the methods about how to build a worm bin.

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Be like Popeye: Growing Spinach in Containers

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Be like Popeye: Growing Spinach in Containers Last updated: 9/22/20 Imagine being a sailor on a ship like Popeye.  You remember he had a strange addiction to eating spinach.  Popeye increased his strength from a wonderful green that is dense with nutrients. Could you blame the guy,  spinach is a superfood.  How would he be … Read more

Homemade Fertilizer for Your Garden | Make Natural Fertilizers the Easy Way

Homemade Fertilizer for your Garden

Homemade Fertilizer for Your Garden | Make Natural Fertilizers the Easy Way Last updated: 9/22/20 Homemade fertilizer … Is that really an option as a gardener?  Don’t I need that expensive store-bought natural fertilizer?  You are one of those folks who like to do it yourself while in your vegetable & flower gardens. You feel … Read more

Zucchini Squash Plants | 3 Tips to Grow like a Boss

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Zucchini Squash Plants | 3 Tips to Grow like a Boss

Last updated: 10/30/21

There are many tips that you can do to grow successful a zucchini squash plant.    The zucchini plant seems to be one of those vegetables that are near and dear to many gardeners.

It also can be the bane of a gardener if you don’t give it the care and attention that it may need throughout its growing cycle.

You will learn to give the right amount of fertilizers to your zucchini plants, how to prune your squash plants like a champ, and how & why to pick your squash plants often.  Your zucchini plant can provide you with a wonderful bounty if you follow these simple tips.

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How to save Lettuce Seeds | Simple Guide to Collecting Seeds

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How to save Lettuce Seeds | Simple Guide to Collecting Seeds

Last updated:10/30/21

Have you always wanted to know how to save lettuce seeds?  Did you just harvest romaine lettuce from your garden?  Do you want to continue to grow the lettuce that you just picked?  It is so easy to collect and save lettuce seeds that you will be amazed that you didn’t start sooner.

The summer days are much longer like the days of June & July creep in.  All of a sudden the leaves start to taste a little bitter & the lettuce plant may bolt.  Well, it is time for the lettuce plant to start reproducing itself.

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