Vegetables

Common Problems Growing Sweet Corn in the Home Garden
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Common Problems Growing Sweet Corn in the Home Garden

Is there anything better than fresh sweet corn on a hot summer’s day? (Well, maybe fresh-picked watermelon.) While I didn’t always grow sweet corn, once I started, it quickly became a family favorite and has earned a staple spot in my garden. Getting corn to a full harvest sometimes presents challenges. Whether you are considering…

Peppers: What Can Go Wrong?
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Peppers: What Can Go Wrong?

Are you growing peppers in your garden this year? Peppers are widely used in most kitchens, are relatively easy to grow, and make a great addition to the garden. But, as with any plant, you may encounter complications with growing them. Whether you’re troubleshooting for the peppers already in your garden or you’re trying to…

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…

Comparing Sweet Potato Harvests in Different Garden Beds
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Comparing Sweet Potato Harvests in Different Garden Beds

Do you want to grow sweet potatoes but can’t decide whether to grow them in a ground bed, raised bed, or a container? Or maybe your space is limited and you’re wondering if growing them in a raised bed or container is even possible. In 2020, I grew sweet potatoes in all three methods, and…

Starting Sweet Potatoes: Timing, Variety, Growing Slips, and Planting in the Garden
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Starting Sweet Potatoes: Timing, Variety, Growing Slips, and Planting in the Garden

Have you decided you would love to add sweet potatoes to your garden, but you aren’t sure how to get started? That was me, too, a few years ago. I stumbled my way through the varied information I could find, and somehow, I ended up with some fabulous sweet potato harvests. While I’d never claim…