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  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Beets

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    Beets are a cool-weather crop. Beets can again be planted 2 to 3 weeks before the last average frost date in spring or in late summer or early autumn 6 to 8 weeks before the first average frost in autumn. Beets can be grown as a winter crop in mild-winter regions. Beets are biennial plants […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Artichokes

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    The artichoke is an edible thistle flower bud that is eaten before it opens. Artichokes are tender perennials that grow from 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m) tall and to 6 feet 1.8m) across. Set out artichoke crowns or root divisions in spring about 2 weeks before the last frost. Yield. Grow 1 or 2 plants […] More

  • Lettuce Growing Tips

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    Lettuce grows best in cool weather and sunny locations. Spring, mid-summer, and early fall are the times of year to plant lettuce, but you can grow lettuce in the summer even in warm regions if you choose heat-tolerant and bolt-resistant varieties. There are lettuce cultivars that are ready for picking in 45 days and others […] More

  • How to Increase Your Sweet Corn Crop

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    You can easily increase your corn crop yield. When you open an ear of corn and some (or most) of the kernels are missing, that means the corn was not pollinated properly. To ensure pollination plant corn in a block, not rows. Corn pollination Corn is wind-pollinated. The male flower is the tassel; it forms […] More

  • Grow Carrots Anytime of the Year in Five Steps

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    Carrots are easy to grow; just give them loose, rich soil free of clods and stones and a soil temperature anywhere between 45° and 85°F. That means you can grow carrots just about any time of the year in raised beds or containers—even in winter with the protection of a plastic tunnel. Short and finger-size […] More

  • How to Prepare a Winter Vegetable Garden

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    Autumn and winter crops replace summer crops as days shorten and temperatures begin to drop. Root crops do best in cool weather as do most leafy crops. As warm-weather fruiting vegetables—tomatoes, peppers, and squashes—finish their run for the year remove them and prepare planting beds for autumn and winter crops–beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips, kale, spinach, […] More

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How To Grow Onions

How To Grow Potatoes

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