Vegetables

You can grow delicious, healthy vegetables no matter where you live. Many great vegetables can be grown in pots and containers. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, green beans, peas, potatoes, and more can all be grown organically in your backyard garden.

Below is a sample of the latest posts on vegetable gardening. You can also search for more using the search box in the sidebar.

 

Fall Vegetable Garden: How to Grow Broccoli

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It's time to start thinking about your fall vegetable garden. One of the first vegetables that comes to mind in the fall is broccoli.  Although some people are die-hard broccoli haters, I'm among those who love broccoli. Perhaps that's because I've tasted it fresh from the garden.   Broccoli, a Fall Vegetable Garden Staple When…
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Deer Troubles

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[caption id="attachment_4173" align="alignnone" width="684"] Photo by hotblack/Morguefile.com license[/caption]   Deer damage?  Oh, I've got deer damage. I was so enthralled by mama doe and her fawns that I'd forgotten how destructive one doe can be. Our fenced in vegetable garden has kept deer out for over eight years. When we dug in the fence posts…
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Prevent and Treat Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes

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Blossom end rot is a common tomato disease, and it can ruin your crop. Here's how to spot the signs of blossom end rot, prevent it, and fix it once it appears in the garden. Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes Excitement is building as you spy the first red, ripe tomato in the garden. You…
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Tags: Tomato Problems

Harvesting and Storing Fresh Green Peas

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Harvest and storing green peas is the big "to do" task in the kitchen in June.  It's almost the Summer Solstice and the peas are coming in thick and fast. The new Vine Spine Linking Trellis system that I have been testing worked great for my sweet green peas. I am now harvesting between one…
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Tags: Green Peas, Preserving The Harvest

An Introduction to Broccoli Rabe

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I'm weird. If you haven't figured that out by now, let me assure you - I'm a bizarre creature. One of my unique attributes is a liking, nay, a passion for a green vegetable called broccoli rabe. I want to share the joys of growing, cooking, and enjoying this garden superfood powerhouse with you. This…
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An Edible Front Yard

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Have you ever thought about planting an edible front yard? Last night, I was reading the latest issue of Country Gardens magazine. There was a brief article about a woman who planted grain - yes, grain! - instead of a front lawn. I immediately thought, "What a great idea." And my second thought was, "I've…
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Can You Eat Fresh Garden Vegetables After They’ve Been Exposed to Frost?

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Can you eat garden vegetables after they've been exposed to a hard frost? Here's what you need to know about frost and the vegetable garden. Can You Eat Garden Vegetables After a Frost? Yes, you can eat vegetables after a frost has come to the garden. Frost or freezing temperatures freezes the water crystals inside…
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Growing Swiss Chard

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Growing Swiss chard in the home garden offers many benefits. Chard is one of the few vegetables you can plant from seed in the spring and enjoy until the first frost. Sometimes Swiss chard overwinters and survives to the following spring. It's a nutritious, underrated vegetable that offers so much for so little. Growing Swiss…
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Ways to Extend the Growing Season

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There are many ways to extend the growing season. As we reach the mid-point of September, it's time to think about both how you want to extend the growing season and whether you want to or not. Morguefile.com/(c) Nicola Avery Extending the Growing Season There are a few ways that gardeners can extend the growing…
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What Causes Tomato Nose?

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Tomato nose. Yeah, this guy. I've spotted a few tomatoes with "noses" over the years, but never stopped to ask what causes a tomato with a nose?  Tomato nose is actually a genetic defect that, according to some sources, affects 1 out of every 1,000 plants. When you slice open a tomato, inside the tomato are…
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Tags: Growing Tomatoes