I usually only grow summer or fresh market cabbage, but this year I'm going to try growing winter or storage cabbage. Summer cabbage their crisp, tender texture, fresh-eating cabbages are best enjoyed shortly after harvest. These varieties have many uses, from summer salads and coleslaw to using leaves as wraps. I can't find anything on … Continue reading Cabbage, carrots, and cucumbers.
Beets I grow 5 types of beets: white, yellow, chiogga, cylinder, and round red. I love cylinder beets as they are easier to peel and to cut. Chioggia beets flesh are very tender, mild, and sweet. Chioggia beets are the sweetest, than red, yellow, and lastely white. One thing to note if cooking all 4 beets … Continue reading Beans and Beets
I use biodegradable mulch to keep weeds down, keep things moist, and heat retention.Some days it's impossible to stay clean at the garden.My new tractor. Going to make life so much easier at the garden.Freshly seeded pumpkin trays. All they need is some heat and some water to start popping through the soil.Beautiful Indian corn.
Asparagus! This is one vegetable I don't grow. It can be grown from seeds or from root stock and is a perennial. If you want to grow asparagus, look for crowns(plants) instead of seed for an earlier harvest. Depending on how much you love asparagus plant between 10 to 50 crowns. Source It gives 3 different … Continue reading Asparagus
Most plants love growing in full sun, but some plants can be grown in part shade or full shade. Part shade is 2 to 4 hours of sun a day. This a good article that explains the difference between full sun, part shade, and full shade. Some plants that can be grown in the shade are: ParsleyLemon … Continue reading Shade Loving Herbs
I love tomatoes and have decided I'm growing enough varieties of tomatoes. It's so tempting to add another variety, but I need to stop. These are the varieties of tomatoes I grow: Bush Days Ind vs Det Size Notes Manitoba 65 6 oz From saved seed Red Deuce 72 10 oz Red Morning 70 14 … Continue reading Tomatoes
I grow 10 different varieties of basil. Basil can be used in pesto, to flavor salads, in tea, or to add color to plant containers. There are approximately 50 to 150 kinds of basil. Basil can be grown in containers, in the garden, or brought inside to enjoy in the winter. Cinnamon Basil: a beautiful … Continue reading 10 Types of Basil
I starting growing herbs to extend my season, my goal is to have a 6 month selling season. I was already starting my onions, tomatoes, and peppers inside so it quite easy to start growing herbs and selling them at markets. Catnip: give to cats and watch them go nuts. Can be used dry or … Continue reading Herbs
Step 1: Plant the pumpkin, Indian corn, and squash seeds.Step 2: Water, water, and watch them grow.Step 3: Till the pumpkin patch.Step 4: Lay down the biodegradable plastic mulchStep 5: Plant the pumpkins.Step 6: Water, water, and water.Step 7: Till, water, and weed.Step 8: Harvest! Tilling the garden!Laying down the plastic.Planting the pumpkins.Indian corn.The pumpkins … Continue reading How to Plant a Pumpkin Patch.
There are over 600 varieties of mint and I try to add a new kind to my collection every year. Mint is quite easy to take care of, but you need to be mindful that if not planted carefully it can spread like crazy. It likes sun to part shade and water when the soil … Continue reading How many Mints are there?