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Guide To Growing The Perfect Broccoli

One of the most nutritional vegetables around, this sun-loving, cool season vegetable is a superfood powerhouse, filled with fiber, antioxidants and loads of vitamin C. Your mother was right- there is a reason to eat your broccoli!

This stout, flowering, thick-stemmed vegetable is related to cabbage, kale, bok choy and kale. A broccoli head is eaten before it flowers, when it resembles a small tree, but the rest of the vegetable is entirely edible too, you just need to get creative. Broccoli is a moderately long-growing vegetable, but don’t let that deter you!  If you give this vegetable the right conditions and time your planting correctly, you can get this plant to produce shoots for weeks even after you’ve harvested the main flowering head.

One of the great things about this vegetable is that you can grow it almost everywhere and we’re going to tell you how.

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Guide To Growing The Perfect Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a classic vegetable to grow in a home garden and they are the most popular plant in the garden for a reason! With so many varieties, from rich red beefsteak types or tiny little orange cherry tomatoes, there is a tomato out there for everyone, not to mention thousands of delicious recipes for you to enjoy.

Guide To Growing The Perfect Peppers

Peppers are one of the most popular vegetables you can grow in your garden. This vegetable (but technically a fruit!) comes in so many different colors, shapes, flavors and most importantly- spice level! While pepper plants and their leaves all look very similar, that’s where the resemblance ends. The fruits of peppers vary from wrinkled to smooth skin texture, bulbous to thin and from pale lavender all the way to chocolate brown, with every shade of green, yellow, orange and red in between.

Guide To Growing Potatoes

Potatoes are a staple of the spring garden. Homegrown potatoes are far superior in taste and texture when compared to store bought ones. But before you can get started, there are some things to learn about so you can have a successful crop. That’s exactly what you’ll learn here. This guide covers all aspects of growing potatoes, from the popular varieties to growing requirements, common problems and how to store or use your harvest. Let’s get started.

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Plants That Offer Nutrients

As plants grow, they take up nutrients from the soil, leaving the ground less fertile for the future crops. Gardeners have to replenish the supply by adding the necessary fertilizers or organic matter to the soil to sustain the health of plants. 

However, there are certain crops that, in addition to taking nutrients from the soil, also add certain nutrients to it, primarily nitrogen. These nitrogen fixing crops, including beans and other legumes nourish the soil, promoting the growth of their companion crops and future crops that will grow in their place. 

Bush beans, pole beans, peas and other legumes make good companions to potatoes since they add more nitrogen to the soil, improving the quality and quantity of the harvest. 

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Growing Beans – Which Is Best: Pole or Bush?

There’s something for everyone to love about growing beans! From the ease of getting a good harvest to the delicious recipes you can make with the fruits of your labor, it’s hard to ignore all the good reasons to make beans a mainstay on your land.

But many folks are asking which method of growing is best, bush or pole? In the battle of pole versus bush beans, both sides have their pros and cons, it’s important to know as much as possible about both methods to ensure you make the right decision for your needs.

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What Month Do You Plant Beans?

Beans are an increasingly popular plant with gardeners of all stripes. They’re easy to maintain, delicious to eat, and capable of surviving in all kinds of climates and soils. But many gardeners are looking for further information on when exactly they should begin growing beans.

It’s certainly a good question, as the time beans are planted can have a huge impact on how they end up. And there are many factors that must be considered when choosing an optimal planting time. But by following a few simple steps, you can get the most out of your organic heirloom beans.

What Month Do You Plant Beans?

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How Long Does It Take For Beans to Grow?

Beans are an amazing plant to grow. They germinate well, store very well, and are very nutritious.

If you’re like me, then you love to eat beans. They are a great source of protein and fiber. However, if you’ve ever wondered how long does it take for beans to grow? The answer is not as simple as you might think. Beans can be grown in many different ways- some require more time than others. A few varieties can take as little to grow as fifty days to grow, the Bountiful is one such bean. Others like the Hidatsa Red Bean can take up to 100 days. A huge difference! One that you need to take into account when deciding to grow them.

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What’s the Best Time of Year for Planting Pole Beans?

If you’re considering planting pole beans in Central Florida there is a lot to consider. Fear not, however, as we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn all you could possibly need to know about planting and harvesting pole beans in your area.

What Month Is Best for Planting Pole Beans in Central Florida?

Pole beans need to be planted after the date of your last frost, which in Florida is usually around the start of March. It’s worth noting as well that your soil temperature needs to be above 50°F ideally to prevent damage to the seeds. If you wanted to give your beans a head start you could lay black plastic over your planting site to let the sun warm your soil for you.

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How to Grow Heirloom Tomatoes: 10 Tips for Success

Has growing tomatoes always been on your list of aspirational hobbies? Do mouthwatering heirlooms make your heart skip a beat and add a spring to your step? Are you excited to try out your new gardening shovel and sun hat, but need a little bit of reassurance to help make your first dig into the dirt? Then read on for all of the best tips about flourishing a crop of colorful and juicy heirloom tomatoes.

Growing Tomatoes of the Heirloom Variety: 10 Tips for Success

1. Start with Seeds

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