Vegetable Growing Guides

Growing Spinach

Growing Spinach Soil Spinach prefers a well draining soil with a neutral pH and won’t be happy in a pH lower than 6.0. Because it is such a fast grower, it is also a heavy feeder. A fertilizer high in nitrogen, the first number on the fertilizer package, will help...

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Growing Peppers

[gallery columns="4" ids="837,845,849,860"] Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. (usually mid Jan. in zone 9) see How to start seeds Germination temperature: 80-85 degrees 6-21 days to germinate (moisture & temperature could effect germination times)...

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Growing Lettuce

 Growing Lettuce [gallery columns="4" ids="145,141,143,147"]   Germination Notes Lettuce fails to germinate at temperatures above 80 degrees. To grow lettuce during hot weather, start indoors at 70-75 degrees for good germination. Grow indoors 4 weeks or so....

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Growing Cucumbers

Growing Cucumbers [gallery columns="5" ids="1693,3148,2864,3149,2527"] Direct seed or start indoors 3 weeks before last frost. Germination temperature 75-85 degrees. Sow ½”-1” deep. Space 36” on ground (not recommended), or trellis 6-12” apart. Full sun....

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Growing Tomatoes

Growing Tomatoes Sow ½” 6-8 weeks before last frost. See Seed Starting Germination temperature 75-85 degrees 6-14 days for germination. Transplant to 3-4” pot after first set of true leaves appear. Keep under Lights to prevent stretching. If needed transplant again...

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Growing Potatoes

You can order seed potato pieces from an online catalog, but i use store bought organic potatoes and they do just fine. This is what I do.  If I can find some potatoes that are already growing sprouts I will buy those.  But if not I buy whatever kind of...

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Growing Ginger

Type- yellow common ginger Ginger loves: sheltered spot from wind, filtered sunlight or indirect, warm weather, humidity and rich moist soil. Doesn’t like:  frost, direct sun, strong winds, soggy wet soil. When to plant:  Plant rhizome pieces (part with...

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Growing Sweet Potatoes

Growing Sweet potatoes Planting & Growing from Slips. Sweet potato grown from slips generally need at least 4 months of frost-free growing. I grow and sell Georgia Jets which is an early variety need about 90-120 days from transplanted slips until the full size...

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