How To – Grow Cucumbers

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    Cucumbers are one of the easiest crops for a home gardener to grow. With enough space, sunlight, water and food cucumbers will grow fast during the summer providing a variety of different uses.

    From Pickling to slicing up for salads there are  a large variety of cucumbers that you can try in your garden. Although the selection may be wide the care of the plants is basically the same.

    Cucumbers are actually a …

    How To – Growing Cauliflower

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      Cauliflower is one of the most popular vegetables for home gardeners. Although many people attempt growing cauliflower from seed doing so will probably result in poor results for the beginner.

      Belonging to the cole family along with broccoli, brussels sprouts, collards, kale, kohlrabi and, of course, cabbage.

      Start your plants early in spring or late summer. They like the bright cooler days  60F – 80F to promote good growth and will resist some colder days in fall.

      Soil Quality
      Soil should …

      How To – Growing Beets

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        Beets are one of the easier nutritious plants to grow in your garden. Although most people stick to the beet root you can also eat the greens in salads or cook them like you would turnips.

        Starting them in early spring they like the bright cooler days of 60F – 70F to promote good growth.

        Soil Quality
        Your soil should be well tilled to allow easy growth of the root bulb. If you have clay soil you …

        How To – Soil Testing

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          Soil Testing is a great way to understand more about your lawn and garden. There are a variety of tests that can be performed by the home owner but a professional testing service can give you more accurate information about the chemical makeup of your soil. This is important for different types of plants vegetables and lawns.

          Most plants will grow in a range of 6.1 to 6.9 ph level this means the soil …

          Growing Plants from Seed

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            There are a variety of Annual plants that are easy to grow from seeds.

            The two biggest advantages from growing your annuals from seed are enjoying the full life cycle of the plant and saving money.

            If you are new to gardening you may want to start with seed packets. Most plant types available in seed are hybridized plants and will grow quickly and produce great flowers and large fruits. Once you aquire the basic …

            Planting Peppers and Potted Plants

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              Planting Vegetables in your garden is really easy to do and will give you months of enjoyment and food. 

              All vegetables are started by seed but as a home gardener you can take advantage of potted plants to reduce your germination and grow time.  Plants are available in early spring right after the last frost. Most Home Stores and Garden Centers carry a good selection but you can also purchase …