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    Garden Grow Bag Sizes

    Beets in grow bags

    Grow bags used for growing vegetables and other plants are commonly sold by the volume of soil they will hold. Bag dimensions will allow you to plan where the grow bags will fit in your space—balcony, deck, patio, or garden. Choose a grow bag that is the right size for the vegetables, berries, fruit trees, […] More

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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Rhubarb

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    Rhubarb is grown for its leaf stems (called petioles) which are thick and fleshy. The stems are colorful—cherry-red to deep red and sometimes green–and tart. They are used in jams and pies—with plenty of sugar added—and are often matched with the sweetness of strawberries. Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that requires a dedicated growing spot […] More

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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Peas

    How to Grow Peas

    Peas are easy to grow. And, there are many kinds of peas to choose from. Garden peas–or English peas as they are sometimes called–are available in both bush and climbing varieties. They are eaten after being shelled. Snap and snow peas have edible pods. Snap peas are full, sweet, and crunchy–and can be eaten pod […] More

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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Lettuce

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    Crisp, tender lettuce is perhaps the most desirable of all salad plants. For the best flavor and texture, it is best grown with close attention to moisture, soil, and climatic requirements. Lettuce was originally a Eurasian annual; it has been developed into many varieties and cultivars with dozens of forms. For the home gardener lettuce […] 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. These strong-smelling plants have been extremely popular for centuries. Today there are two main types of onions that are grown in the home garden: the young, green or white, bunching sorts eaten fresh and before the mature […] More

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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. Carrot culture is very simple. Sow the seeds rather thickly and thin the plants to 3 to 4 inches apart. If the soil is nutrient-rich and loose, there will be no trouble with root development. Remember, young, tender, quick-growing carrots […] More

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    Okra Seed Starting Tips

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    Okra is easily grown from seed. Okra is a tender, warm-weather annual that requires midsummer warmth and almost tropical heat for the best growth. Okra is native to northern Africa and is a favorite among southern gardeners in the United States. Plant okra directly in the garden a few weeks after all danger of frost […] More

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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Peanuts

    Peanuts ready for harvest

    Peanuts are easy to grow if you live where there are long, hot summers of at least 4 months (5 is better). The peanut is a warm-weather perennial that is usually grown as an annual. It requires 120 to 130 frost-free days to reach harvest. The peanut is an odd and interesting plant. It grows […] More