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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Worm Factory 360 Worm Composter

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestDid you know that a worm munches through about half it’s body weight in soil everyday? A worm composter lets you put this activity to use. You feed the worms and they turn that food into compost. The Worm Factory 360 Worm Composter is the ideal set up to turn the worm castings into rich fertilizer in your own yard. […]

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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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Planning a Vegetable Garden Layout

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestIf you are brand new to growing vegetables and haven’t even planted anything yet you are probably asking where should I put it? What should it look like? How big should it be? Should I have raised beds or should I even have just pots or other containers with my plants in? How much time do I need to put […]

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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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Gardening Gift Ideas

Google+FacebookLinkedinTwitterPinterestNeed some gardening gift ideas for the gardener in your life. My friends are always asking me what they can get for their mother, father, husband or whoever for Christmas or their birthday or just because they want to buy them something. “They are a gardener” they say “what would they like?” Well I know what I would like. I’ve […]

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