• How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Arugula — Rocket


    Arugula–which is also known as rocket, garden rocket, and roquette–is a dense, low-growing plant with long, smooth, bright green leaves. Arugula is a cool-weather leafy crop. Leaves can be harvested about six weeks after plants and the plants will continue to produce succulent leaves until warm weather comes and white or yellow flowers appear. Arugula […] More

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  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Oregano

    Oregano leaves

    Oregano is a strong-flavored herb sometimes called wild marjoram (it is closely related to sweet marjoram). Oregano leaves are used fresh or dried to flavor many cooked foods including tomatoes, sauces, salad dressings, and marinades for grilled meats. The flavor of oregano is pungent, spicy, and sometimes bitter. Oregano is often used in Spanish and […] More

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  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Radicchio


    Radicchio–also called red chicory–is a cool-weather crop. Radicchio is grown for its rosette of broad red leaves used in salads; its leaves are similar to the leaves of sugarloaf chicory but with a more biting flavor. Radicchio is a form of chicory which is a perennial, but radicchio is commonly grown as an annual. Radicchio has […] More

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  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Snap Beans

    How to Grow Beans

    Green beans–also called snap beans–are tender annuals best planted shortly after the last frost in spring. Snap beans are grown for fresh eating or for canning. The color of snap beans can vary. Green beans are green but other snap beans can be yellow, purple, or speckled depending on the variety. Yellow snap beans are […] More

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  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Potatoes

    How to Grow Potatoes

    Potatoes require a cool but frost-free growing season. Grow potatoes through the summer in cool northern regions. Grow potatoes in fall, winter, and spring in hot summer southern regions. Quick Potato Growing Tips Plant potatoes as early as 4 to 6 weeks before the average last frost in spring or any time after the soil […] More

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  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Onions

    How to Grow Onions

    Onions can be grown for their green immature stems or they can be grown for their mature bulbs. Onions grown for their green stems are called bunching onions. They are also called green onions, spring onions, and scallions. The terms are often used interchangeably. The stems of most onions that produce bulbs can be harvested […] More

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  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Cauliflower

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    Cauliflower is grown for its edible flower buds which form a solid head atop single stalks. Cauliflower is a cool-weather half-hardy biennial grown as an annual. It requires 55 to 100 days of cool, even temperatures to reach harvest. Cauliflower flower heads are sometimes called curds. Heads can be cream, white, purple, or green colored. […] More

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