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  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Carrots

    How to Grow Carrots

    Carrots are among the easiest garden vegetables to grow—and the most bountiful–given the right conditions. Grow carrots in the cool time of the year—spring and autumn. Plant carrots in loose, compost-rich soil free of pebbles, stones, or other obstructions. Carrots Quick Growing Tips Sow carrots in the garden 2 to 3 weeks before the average […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Florence Fennel

    Florence fennel in the kitchen

    Florence fennel is a cool-weather perennial grown as an annual. Florence fennel or finocchio is grown primarily for its bulbous base and leaf stalks which are used as vegetables. Fennel is a stocky plant that can grow to 24 inches (61cm) tall and looks something like celery with fleshy stalks and feathery leaves. A taller […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Mizuna

    Mizuna leaves

    Mizuna is an Asian leafy green well suited for salads or salad mixes such as mesclun. Mizuna can also be used in stir-fries and soups and added to other dishes at the end of cooking. Mizuna is similar to mustard greens though milder flavored—a bit peppery, tangy, and with a light cabbage flavor. Mizuna is […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Welsh Onions

    Welsh onions, Allium fistulosum

    Welsh onions are easy to grow. They are cool-season crops. They are best planted in spring or autumn. Welsh onions are mild-flavored members of the onion family. They can be added raw to salads and soups. They can be stir-fried and sauteed and served with beef or chicken. They can be used as a garnish. […] More

  • How to Pre-Sprout Carrot Seeds

    Carrot seedlings1

    Carrots and other carrot family crops such as parsley and parsnips can be slow to germinate. They require consistently moist soil and sometimes two weeks or more for germination. Dry or windy weather can mean slow or no germination for carrots. Pre-sprouting is the best way to short-cut carrot germination time and ensure a crop; […] More

  • How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Collards

    Collard plant 1

    Collards are a cool-weather crop. Collard is a kind of kale and a primitive member of the cabbage family. Collards are a hardy biennial grown as an annual. Collards grow 2 to 3 feet tall (.6-.9m) with rosettes of large, non-heading, waxy leaves growing on sturdy stems. Collards Quick Growing Tips Start seed indoors 4 […] More

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