Vegetables

5 Fall Garden Tasks to Start in July
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5 Fall Garden Tasks to Start in July

It’s currently 100 degrees outside. I’ve just had to pull three of my squash plants due to the squash vine borer and my to-do list from being gone on vacation is running off the page. I’m hot, I’m tired, and the last thing I want to think about is preparing for my fall garden. Does…

14 Broccoli Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them
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14 Broccoli Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them

When I talk to new gardeners about what they want to grow in their gardens, broccoli is usually not far behind tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. But growing broccoli isn’t without its problems. Broccoli is a beautiful plant, and we can’t resist the thought of cutting a fresh head to roast, steam, use in salads, or…

10 Carrot Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them
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10 Carrot Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them

Carrots. They’re among the top vegetables gardeners include in their garden plans, but many times gardeners grow dismayed when they bump into problems growing carrots. Carrot growing problems are completely normal, and thankfully most of them can be prevented. In this podcast episode and blog post below, you’ll learn how to prevent or address the…

How to Harvest Longer through Season Extension and Overwintering
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How to Harvest Longer through Season Extension and Overwintering

Do you, like me, find yourself asking how you can extend the season for your crops each year? Could some of those crops even survive all winter? Of course, how long crops survive in the off-season garden greatly depends on your climate, but you might have more options than you realize. In this episode of…

9+ Fall Crops for the Beginning Gardener
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9+ Fall Crops for the Beginning Gardener

I know that starting a fall garden can feel a little overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to start, which crops are best suited for the fall garden, and more specifically, which crops are the easiest for a beginner gardener to start out with. Fall gardening, more than the summer garden, depends heavily on your…