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Growing Melons. Summer plants with a voracious appetite for warmth, water, and space.

Growing Melons

The mouth-watering fruits take about 3 months to mature from seeds. Like their fellow members of the cucurbit family (squash and cucumbers) melons thrive in warm weather, take up lots of space, and need regular, ample water. If you can provide these requirements, home-grown melons will reward you with a vine-ripened sweetness impossible to find in the market.

Image source. The Smart Way To Plan Your Vegetable Garden. Edible Flowers, How to choose Edible Flowers, Eatable Flowers, Edible Flower Chart, List of Edible Flowers, Incredible Edible Flowers. The Natural Gardener. Potatoes. Potatoes are a versatile vegetable that is eaten all year round.


The tubers vary in size, colour, texture and taste and can be grown from spring to autumn. Cultivation notes Soil preparation. How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet. On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes.

How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet

They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long time if stored properly, and can be very nutritious (high in potassium and vitamin C). Here's more incentive: according to this article, you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 sq. feet. Learn how after the jump... 4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel. Container gardening isn't only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment.

4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel

Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don't even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they're done, just tip the container over! After extensive research to plan my own potatoes-in-a-barrel, I've boiled all of the recommendations down to 4 simple steps to a winning potato harvest. 1.

Select and prepare a container You'll need to pick out a container such as a 50-gallon trash barrel or one of those half whiskey barrel planters. Good drainage is critical for the cultivation of healthy potatoes so you'll want to cut or drill a series of large drainage holes in the bottom and bottom sides of your container. 2. 3. 4. Other tips to grow bushels of barrel potatoes More gardening tips. My Sweet Potato Project « I Wet My Plants.

June 13, 2008 In mid-April I was given some Georgia Jet sweet potato seed roots from Ottawa Hortiphilia.

My Sweet Potato Project « I Wet My Plants

Growing a Healing Garden. Rating: 7.9/10 (9 votes cast) When you visit your local market or garden centre, check out their herb selection.

Growing a Healing Garden

You may be surprised at the varieties of herbs that are available. Not only do quite a few of them provide beautiful flowers, but there is an added benefit – you can use them for medicinal purposes without a worry. So – what better way to enjoy spring then to get out and get active in your garden, clean it out, plant some pretty annuals or perennials and add herbs as well? Growing a healing garden will be definitely rewarding for you. Here are a few ideas for your own herb garden – easy to grow plants with medicinal properties. Here are 12 the most popular herbs that are easy to grow:

Growing Carrots - Carrot Cultivation Guidance, hints and tips. Factors Affecting the Colour of Carrots 1.

Growing Carrots - Carrot Cultivation Guidance, hints and tips

Temperatures above and below the optimum (above 70° and below 60°F) reduce the colour of carrots. In the Garden Online - Colleen's Picks - Ten Vegetables You Can Grow in Shade. It's a common misconception that the only site to grow vegetables in s one that's in full sun.

In the Garden Online - Colleen's Picks - Ten Vegetables You Can Grow in Shade

For some vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, and squash, this is entirely true. But those of us who have shade are not doomed to a life without homegrown produce. Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple!

Grow your own ginger Ginger is an essential ingredient in Asian cooking. Growing your own is easy and provides an endless supply of ginger for your cooking. Planting A Pineapple. Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This?

Planting A Pineapple

And that this will eventually produce… Growing a Vegetable Garden at Epicurious. Read the seed packet Most people don't read the instructions and then wonder why the plants don't thrive.

Growing a Vegetable Garden at Epicurious

Pruning Tomatoes. Side stems affect plant vigor As a tomato grows, side shoots, or suckers, form in the crotches, or axils, between the leaves and the main stem. If left alone, these suckers will grow just like the main stem, producing flowers and fruit. Suckers appear sequentially, from the bottom of the plant up. The farther up on the plant a sucker develops, the weaker it is, because the sugar concentration gets lower as you move up the plant. On the other hand, side stems arising from below the first flower cluster, although stronger, compromise the strength of the main stem. I keep tomatoes free of side stems below the first fruit cluster.

Determinate tomatoes need no pruning other than removing all suckers below the first flower cluster, because pruning won't affect their fruit size or plant vigor. Mpanion Plants : Gardenstuff Flowers, Herbs and Vegetables, All the wildflower, flower, herb and vegetable seeds you will ever want, the best range for sale online in New Zealand. Companion Planting.

Vegetable Spacing Guide". Square Foot Gardening Templates. March 19th, 2009 A few of you asked about the template I was using in my photo yesterday, so I decided to explain what they are and how we made them. I use the Square Foot Gardening method in my raised beds. Which basically means that I break my raised beds down into square foot sections for planting. I don’t plant each square with something different as other people do, I usually plant large sections of different types of plants. Cincinnati-oh/planting-calendar/45219#below_plans. 10 Free Resources For Garden DIY & Upcycling Inspiration. We have covered a few very useful free gardening tools and apps so far including a helpful guide on starting a garden with the help of the Internet and identifying plant diseases. Newspaper Seedling Pots.

Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs. Adirondack Blue. Potatoes - Potatoes-All Blue-Organic. Bona Fide Organics: Organic Seed Potatoes. While care has been taken to ensure the correctness of this information, I cannot take responsibility for errors or omissions.