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How to Grow French Tarragon

Sweet anise tasting herb. Leaves are used in salads and soups, or to flavor sauces (bearnaise) and vinaigrette. Pairs well with seafood and poultry dishes. Botanical Information Taxonomy Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa History Physical Description grows up to 2′ tall and is slightly bushy – about a foot wide The 2″ leaves are long & […]

How to Grow Anise Hyssop

Not really in the hyssop family, nor in the anise family 🙂 Botanical Information Taxonomy Agastache foeniculum Family: Lamiaceae (Mint Family) History Native North American mint-like herb Physical Description Flavor: anise Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types Colors Available Varieties Growth Requirements Climate & Temperature Requirements Air Temperature Soil Temperature Humidity Day Length or Light […]

How to Grow Marigolds

Easy-to-grow marigolds attract pollinators and other beneficial insects, and perhaps thwart some pests, while adding bright spots of color to your vegetable garden. Shouldn’t be planted near any legumes. Botanical Information Taxonomy Family: Sunflower Family, Asteraceae Genus: Tagetes Species:  T. erecta (African marigold) T. patula (French marigold) History Native to North and South America, but have become naturalized […]

How to Grow Chard

Easy to grow & drought tolerant Botanical Information Taxonomy Beta vulgaris History Physical Description taprooted Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Chard Colors Available Red yellow pink purple white orange Varieties to Grow Growth Requirements Climate & Temperature Requirements Air Temperature Soil Temperature Humidity Day Length or Light Requirements Site Conditions Favored Soil Requirements […]

How to Grow Kale

Since this is one of the few greens that I actually like when cooked, I decided to try growing it this year. Botanical Information Taxonomy Brassica oleracea acephala History until the Middle Ages, kale was one of the most common green vegetables eaten in Europe wikipedia considered to be the most primitive members of the […]

How to Grow Bok Choy

Bok Choy, a Chinese cabbage, matures quickly – within a month of sowing, you can usually start harvesting leaves – but it also handles heat better than other leafy green crops. Also spelled Pak Choi. Botanical Information Taxonomy Brassica rapa chinensis A smaller Chinese cabbage with looser, dark green leaves Close relative to tatsoi, member […]

How to Grow Summer Squash

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Summer Squash Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Summer Squash) Growth Requirements Climate & Temperature Requirements Air Temperature Soil Temperature Humidity Day Length or Light Requirements Site Conditions Favored Soil Requirements Soil Texture pH Nutrient Requirements Propagation Methods of propagation Seed Division […]

How to Grow Winter Squash

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Winter Squash Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Winter Squash) Growth Requirements Climate & Temperature Requirements Air Temperature Soil Temperature Humidity Day Length or Light Requirements Site Conditions Favored Soil Requirements Soil Texture pH Nutrient Requirements Propagation Methods of propagation Seed Division […]

How to Grow Lettuce

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Lettuce Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Lettuce) Growth Requirements Climate & Temperature Requirements Air Temperature Soil Temperature Humidity Day Length or Light Requirements Site Conditions Favored Soil Requirements Soil Texture pH Nutrient Requirements Propagation Methods of propagation Seed Division Cuttings Transplanting […]

How to Grow Eggplant

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Eggplant Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Eggplant) Growth Requirements Climate & Temperature Requirements Air Temperature Soil Temperature Humidity Day Length or Light Requirements Site Conditions Favored Soil Requirements Soil Texture pH Nutrient Requirements Propagation Methods of propagation Seed Division Cuttings Transplanting […]