Vegetables

Tomatoes: What Can Go Wrong?
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Tomatoes: What Can Go Wrong?

If you were to take a poll of the most popular vegetable grown in the garden, I’d be hard-pressed to think it was anything other than the tomato plant. It seems as though most gardeners (new and veteran) take pride in growing tomatoes in their gardens. Just because tomatoes are popular, however, doesn’t make them…

Squash: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It
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Squash: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It

Are you growing summer squash? Most home gardeners grow some kind of squash in their summer garden. However, growing squash isn’t without its troubles. I like to call this a “feast or famine” crop — because when everything goes right, a bumper crop awaits! But this isn’t always the case, even from season to season….

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

Are onions staples in your kitchen? Do you want to grow more of them in your garden, like I do? We currently have over 300 planted in our garden! After harvest, I store onions whole for a few months and then freeze and dehydrate the rest. Each year I have a goal to grow enough…

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…

Grow Bags for Vegetable Gardening and More
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Grow Bags for Vegetable Gardening and More

What exactly is this container gardening trend called grow bag gardening? And why should a vegetable gardener consider using grow bags for the edible garden? Although I have a large in-ground and raised bed garden, I have recently embraced the world of container gardening in grow bags, and in just a couple of seasons, I’ve…