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When to Plant Vegetables

When to Plant Vegetables
January It's time for garden catalogs to arrive in the mail. January is a great time to start planning what you will be planting in your garden. Look through your catalogs and find the vegetable seeds for your garden. Some flower varieties should be started in January. In a warmer environment you can plant certain vegetables but must be ready for a frost. Tomatoes and PeppersGet a head start on the growing season by starting your tomato and pepper seeds indoors. OnionsLate January is a great time to start your onion seeds indoors if you live in a warmer gardening zone (6-10) For zones 1-5 start your onion seeds in mid-late February. Annual and Perennial Flowers Now is a great time to get your spring flowers germinating and ready for spring! February Get your garden planning started. Broccoli If you live in a warmer climate and can find a quick growing Broccoli variety you can harvest until it bolts in the hot summer sun! Herbs:Plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage.

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Crop Nutrition and Fertilizer Requirements Essential plant nutrients | Types of fertilizers | Soil nutrient content and soil testing | Fertilizer recommendations | Plant tissue analysis Essential Plant Nutrients Proper nutrition is essential for satisfactory crop growth and production. Perennial Herbs - Hardiness Zones and More I've put together a list of perennial herbs and their respective hardiness zones. If you don't know your hardiness zone, follow the link to find out. Armed with that information, the list will give you a good idea of the herbs that will grow for you outdoors year round: USDA Hardiness Zone Map If you see an herb you'd love to cultivate but it's not suited to your growing zone, there are still a few things you can do: You can grow the plant in a pot and bring it indoors in winter. This actually works for many herbs. You can also treat the plant like an annual and replant every year.

Cubit's Organic Living » How to: Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds Saving your own tomato seeds is rather fun and has all sorts of benefits. Preserving heirloom seeds, ensuring a supply of your own favourites for next year, helping protect seed diversity, making a giant mess of stinky fermenting goo, it’s all there! It’s also pretty easy. As part of our seed selling business we save fairly large quantities of tomato seed but the process is the same whether you are saving from a pile of heirloom tomatoes or from a paticularily tasty one you just sliced up for lunch. First things first, you need to get your tomato seeds out of the tomato.

Spring Vegetable Planting Dates Something happened to our link to this document (Thank you for letting us know!), so I'm re-posting it here. This is a chart that Jamey created and it's what we use to know when to plant. Attracting Hummingbirds One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. In addition to providing them a natural diet, a hummer garden is an excellent way to attract birds to your nearby feeder: since hummingbirds feed by sight on regularly-followed routes - called traplining - their inquisitive nature will quickly lead them to investigate any possible new source of food. A hummer garden is also a great way to capture the birds on film or video, and makes a much nicer backdrop for your photos than the typical plastic feeder.

15 uses for Egg Shell-don't through away Egg Shells after having your Breakfast It is a common perception among us that we think of egg shells nothing but the waste. This perception is completely wrong. A person should know how these shells could be utilized efficiently so as to make the most out of these shells.

Medicinal Herb seeds From Mountain Rose Herbs Angelica Seeds Angelica archangelica 100 seeds Medicinal gardens crave the presence of this, the official species. Bitter aromatic, antimicrobial and carminative. 100 seeds/pkt More details… How to Save Seeds – Save Garden Seeds – Save Vegetable Seeds If you planted heirloom seeds this year in your garden and think you are done harvesting now, you are wrong! today we are going to learn all about how to save seeds. To start, we have to know the difference between the types of plants and seeds you planted in the first place in your garden. Hybrid Seeds - Hybrid Seeds are bred to be different than their original plant.

75 Things You Can Compost, But Thought You Couldn't - Planet Green The basics of composting are simple. Most people know they can compost fruit and vegetable peels, leaves, and grass clippings. But what about that tea bag you used this morning? Or the fur that collects in the brush when you groom your cat? The following list is meant to get you thinking about your compost possibilities.

Square Foot Gardening I am a big fan of using year-round gardening to harvest fresh food twelve months a year – even in cold climates. Not only is fresh food more nutritious and tasty than canned or frozen, but it is a lot more energy-efficient. When I was a child, we planted our entire row garden within a 2-4 week time period, and usually had to harvest each crop within a similar narrow time frame. This resulted in a glut of food that we had to eat within a few days or weeks. Eight Herbs for Your Perennial Herb Garden Which Herbs Will I Choose? Perennial herb gardens will give you an inexpensive and fresh supply of many herbs. Just think, you'll have mint for your teas all year long, either fresh or dried. You can add freshly chopped oregano to your tomato sauce, and fresh sprigs of thyme to give zest to your chicken soup. Imagine stepping out the kitchen door for a few sprigs of rosemary and thyme, and stuffing them into the cavity of your Sunday roast chicken. Heavenly smells!

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