How to Grow Tomatoes in Containers

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestEvery gardener I know that grows things to eat grows tomatoes. Most grow them in the ground but it is possible to get a really good crop when you grow tomatoes in containers.  Read on to get my tips on what tomatoes to grow in containers as well as how to grow tomatoes in containers. Growing tomatoes in a container […]

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How to Grow Swiss Chard

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestIf you want to add some color to your vegetable garden then you need to know how to grow Swiss chard. It is also known as silverbeet and some people call it spinach – either way it’s super easy to grow and comes in varieties that have stems that come in lots of colors so it is a bit more […]

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When To Harvest Vegetables

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestWhen should I dig up my garlic? This is the question that made me start thinking about this website in the first place. So  often there is information about putting things in the ground then nothing. No information about what will happen next or what to watch out for.  What to do if your garlic gets flowers, when to pick […]

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Growing Hot Peppers

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterest How to grow peppers is easy if you just know a few things. They are called either peppers, capsicums or chillies depending on where you live or if they are sweet of hot but they are all they same thing. They grow to a small shrub with deep green leaves – they really are a pretty attractive plant and […]

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How To Grow Cucumber Plants

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestThe question of how to grow cucumbers is a pretty simple one to answer. Find a sunny spot, get a seed, stick it the ground and apply water and you are away. Of course there is more to it than that but like growing a lot of things people tend to over complicate it. What do they need Although they […]

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How to Grow Beans

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestYou really don’t even need to ask how to grow beans they are so easy to grow. Beans are a great crop because they grow up rather than out so you get great value for space used – perfect. Beans have great names like scarlet runner, big kahuna, lazy housewife, purple king, dragons tongue, asparagus yardlong, They are warm season […]

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Jerusalem Artichoke

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestWhat is a jerusalem artichoke I hear you ask? Jerusalem Artichokes are not artichokes at all they are a big sunflower and have tuberous root like a potato. It is the root that you eat. They are grown as an annual meaning that you replace them each year. The Jerusalem artichoke, also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is […]

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Grow Asparagus Plants

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestThe decision to grow asparagus plants is an investment in the future they produce more spears every year and continue to do so for about 20 years. Growing Conditions Although they are best suited to mild or cold climates they are pretty adaptable and will grow in much warmer climates even in the subtropics. Frost is no problem as the ferny plants […]

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Growing Vegetables In Containers

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestGrowing vegetables in containers is really no different than growing them anywhere – they need good soil, good sun – about six hours a day for fruiting varieties, a good supply of water and good drainage. A container can be anything you want it to be from the most expensive decorative pot to an old shoe.  It can can be […]

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