How To Grow And Use Spring Onions

How To Grow And Use Spring Onions
It’s spring and the garden or farmer’s market is brimming with fresh, tender, delicious veggies. One of the most versatile is the spring onion. Spring onions (Allium fistlosum) look much akin to scallions, but they have a small onion bulb at the base. They are a product of many different onion varietals and can be... 
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How To Grow Cucumbers Of All Shapes And Sizes

How To Grow Cucumbers Of All Shapes And Sizes
Cucumbers like a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH of about 5.5 to 7.0. Cucumbers are easily direct-seeded in the garden. You can find cucumber seedlings, but they transplant best when still young. Cucumbers are heat lovers. Plants both seeds and plants after all danger of frost. Allow the soil to warm and dry out... 
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How To Grow Spinach In Pots And Containers

How To Grow Spinach In Pots And Containers
Spinach is one of the healthiest and tastiest vegetables ever, and growing spinach in containers is easy, you can even grow it indoors on a windowsill. Sow seeds 1/2 inches deep directly in containers or in a seed tray. Seedlings will germinate in 5-14 days depending on the variety and growing conditions. If you have... 
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How To Grow Shallots In Your Vegetable Garden

How To Grow Shallots In Your Vegetable Garden
Shallots have a mild, subtle onion flavor that makes them very popular with chefs. How can you grow it yourself? You can cut some of the green tops to use as green onions, but leave some to feed the plants. Fall planted shallots will be ready to harvest early the following summer. Spring planted shallots should... 
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6 Fresh Ways To Grow Plants In Small Spaces

6 Fresh Ways To Grow Plants In Small Spaces
Don’t have enough space for gardening? Here are some cool and fresh ways to grow some plants even if you think you don’t have place for it! Pouches. Made from recycled plastic bottles, the pockets are filled with soil, planted, and hung. Greenery keeps hydrated and water doesn’t leak because the pockets are lined with... 
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How To Prepare Soil For A Vegetable Garden

How To Prepare Soil For A Vegetable Garden
Proper soil preparation when growing vegetables is the key to successful and bountiful harvest but if you neglect to do this, it can greatly hinder the cultivation of demanding plants. The ideal soil for growing vegetables should be neither too light nor too compacted, it should be crumbly and have a balanced texture. Airy and... 
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How To Create An Indoor Compost Garden

How To Create An Indoor Compost Garden
An indoor compost garden can be a source of fresh vegetables all year round, and it’s especially cool for those who live in cold climates. Root vegetables such as the carrots, potatoes, and beets above lend themselves quite well to compost gardening, as do beans and bulbs like onions and garlic. You can also try... 
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6 Healthiest Vegetables To Grow In Your Garden

6 Healthiest Vegetables To Grow In Your Garden
It’s true, all vegetables have health benefits. However some are over-achievers in the nutrient department and many of those are ridiculously easy to grow. Since vegetables start losing nutrients as soon as they are picked, having a garden in your backyard or on your deck is a great step toward improving the quality of food... 
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7 Best Vegetable Choices For A Shady Garden

7 Best Vegetable Choices For A Shady Garden
There are so many people who have a gardening space that is shady. They don’t want to grow just lobelias and balsams there, but something productive and edible. Generally you can’t grow plants that bear fruits in shade as they need high amount of sunlight. Your options are defined. You can only grow green leafy... 
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