Category Archive: Vegetable Gardening

Tales from Green Country: The Joys of Seed Gardening

From pretty much the beginning of this year, I’ve been tucked away in my house, suffering from allergies which turned into a very long lasting sinus infection, so when it finally started clearing up last weekend, just as spring was blooming, I was ecstatic to emerge from my cave and do some first-of-the-year gardening. This …

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Jobs to Do in the Garden During March

There is an old saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This refers to March as being a little bit unpredictable, with strong winds and heavy showers. Even a sharp frost can catch you out this month. But when the sun does shine this month it has some …

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When and How to Harvest Pumpkins

Pumpkins bring us a bounty of joy during the holidays including the Jack-O-lantern, decorative pumpkins, pies and cakes. Pumpkin is widely used during the Halloween season for fun festivities and in the Thanksgiving season to thank God for the bountiful harvest. Fall is the time when the pumpkins are ready for harvesting. It is crucial to know when …

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Growing Organic Rhubarb

Growing Rhubarb is considered a vegetable in most of the world. However, in 1947, a New York judge ruled that rhubarb is a fruit, thereby lowering taxes. Growing Rhubarb in the U.S. began in the 1820’s when it was first imported to Maine and Massachusetts. Early settlers took plants with them as Americans migrated West. …

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Fall Gardening – Plants That You Can Grow This Time of the Year

Fall is the time when most of us pack our tools and wait for the spring season to arrive when we can re-start the gardening activities. However; we fail to realize that fall can be best season to grow some vegetables and plants that thrive well during this time. The temperature at this time of …

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Growing Organic Pumpkins

Pumpkin Facts If you’re growing pumpkins, you’ll pretty much be following the same guidelines as you’d follow for winter squash. The most ancient evidence of growing pumpkins dates back to around 7000 B.C. in Mexico. Farmers in the U.S. are currently growing pumpkins at around 1.5 billion pounds per year; gardeners add many more to …

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Harvesting the Last of the Watermelons in Oklahoma

Labor Day Weekend was my fall veggie garden clean-up time, so I harvested everything I could to make way for a good cleaning and new plants. This included gathering the last of the Black Diamond watermelons I had growing. I pulled out everything, including the landscaping stones around the area, because everything was starting to …

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Garden Plants

From herb plants to vegetables to flowers, this guide has everything you need to know to get started with the best plants for your garden. The 7 Most Dependable Plants For Your Garden Hardy, dependable plants are those that once established can withstand the many factors that happen with gardening. While they may not be …

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This Year’s Garden: Watermelon, Squash, Strawberries, and a Salsa Garden

This weekend I cleaned out the garden beds, replenished them with new peat moss, and planted new fruits and veggies.  I’m so excited! To clean the beds, I raked out the top layer of weeds and leaves, then pulled the rest out.  Then I went shopping at my favorite local nursery for some new fruits …

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February in the Vegetable Garden

There is always plenty of jobs to do even in the smallest vegetable garden as there is no denying that growing fruit and vegetables is high maintenance. So, with more to do there is always more to forget. Plan ahead by getting on top of those jobs that can be done early in the year. …

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