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How to Grow Cauliflower

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Cauliflower Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Cauliflower) 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 Broccoli

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Broccoli Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Broccoli]) 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 Asparagus

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Asparagus Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Asparagus) 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 Radishes

Fast-growing and useful for both greens and the root crop; also very easy to grow. Botanical Information Taxonomy  from Wikipedia Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order: Brassicales Family: Brassicaceae Genus: Raphanus Species: R. sativus Part of the Cole Family (Brassicaceae), which includes broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, kale, collards, rutabaga, turnip, mustards. History […]

How to Grow Cucumbers

[stub] Botanical Information Taxonomy History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories or Types of Cucumbers Colors Available Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Cucumbers) 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 Sunflowers

Who can resist feeling happy or hopeful when staring into the face of a bright sunflower? Very easy to grow, attracts beneficial insects and birds, edible seeds, and beautiful, uplifting flowers. Botanical Information Taxonomy Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Genus: Helianthus from Wikipedia History Physical Description Varieties & Cultivars Categories […]

Planting Out Too Early -or- Neglecting to Up-pot?

This season’s crop of tomatoes is not looking quite as vigorous and healthy as last year’s crop – why? Here’s what they looked like last year, in June of 2010, a little over one month after planting out: and here’s what they looked like this year in June, about 1 1/2 months after planting out […]

Last Tomato Harvest Before Frost

Last tomato harvest before frost

I brought in the last tomatoes yesterday. There were tons of tomatoes…I think the tomato plants were more productive from September till November than during the whole summer. It shouldn’t be a surprise, I guess, since our summer temperatures are always above 95 degrees. Several of them were ripe enough to eat, so those will […]

How to Grow Ginger

Climate and Environmental Conditions: Ginger is a tropical plant that likes a sheltered site with filtered sunlight, warm weather, and humidity, along with rich, moist soil. It does well in containers, so people can grow ginger in just about every zone. Avoid strong sun, windy areas, frost and soggy soil. Obtaining Root Stock: The best […]