Vegetable Gardening Tips & Ideas

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How to Grow Collard Greens
A true southern Soul Food, collard greens should be a staple in anyone’s garden. Whether you live in a southern or northern climate, you can learn to grow collard greens in your backyard. Find out how to plant, fertilize, and care for your collard greens on Luv2Garden. We cover everything you need to know – from when to sow your collard green seeds to how to maintain a proper soil pH. Get started on your collard green garden today!
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What to Plant with Tomatillos?
With so many delicious recipes calling for tomatillos, you may be thinking about creating a garden dedicated to these plants and any other similar herbs and vegetables. How can you know which plants you can grow with tomatillos? We have you covered! We’ve outlined the herbs and vegetables you should consider planting in your garden to protect your tomatillos from pests and to elevate the flavor of your fresh cooking recipes.
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What's the Best Companion Plants for Collard Greens?
Have you decided to grow collard greens in your garden? If so, you may be concerned about which companion plants would be the best. Protect and enhance your collard greens by inter-planting them with such plants as chamomile, thyme, or clover. For a full list of collard green companion plants, check out our blog post on Luv2Garden. You may also find out which plants make for bad companions…Find out how to grow the best collard greens now.
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How to Grow Cucumbers from Seeds
Learn how to grow cucumbers from seeds to sprouts effectively. Get answers to the following questions: What Do Cucumbers Look Like When They First Sprout? How fast do cucumbers sprout? Can you eat cucumber sprouts? Learn about proper soil, lighting, and more.
Bok Choy AKA Pak Choi, Pak choy or non-hearting Chinese cabbage. It's different from hearting Chinese cabbage. Bok Choy leaves are harvested before the plant is mature, hearting chinese cabbage is not. The best way to plant Bok choy is by direct seeding into a fertile, well-tilled garden bed. Get tips and ideas for planting, growing, and harvesting Bok Choy in your backyard garden. Learn to maximize your yield. Once harvested, you can start using Bok Choy in your favorite recipes. Growing Vegetables From Seeds, Growing Vegetables At Home, Companion Planting Guide, Fast Growing Vegetables, Pak Choy, When To Plant Vegetables, Vegetable Garden Tips, Vegetable Garden For Beginners
How to Grow Bok Choy
Bok Choy AKA Pak Choi, Pak choy or non-hearting Chinese cabbage. It's different from hearting Chinese cabbage. Bok Choy leaves are harvested before the plant is mature, hearting chinese cabbage is not. The best way to plant Bok choy is by direct seeding into a fertile, well-tilled garden bed. Get tips and ideas for planting, growing, and harvesting Bok Choy in your backyard garden. Learn to maximize your yield. Once harvested, you can start using Bok Choy in your favorite recipes.
Find out what bloody butcher corn is and how to grow it in your backyard garden. Get tips and ideas to help you plant, care for, and grow this likely unheard of corn variety. Learn hot to grow it from seeds and help provide it with the necessary nutrients, sun, soil, and garden spacing it needs. Once this red corn is harvested you can eat it or use it in corn flour, cornmeal, and so forth. Corn Varieties, Garden Spacing, Corn Planting, Beginners Garden, Corndog Recipe, 2023 Garden, Growing Corn, Homestead Life
What Is Bloody Butcher Corn and How To Grow It
Find out what bloody butcher corn is and how to grow it in your backyard garden. Get tips and ideas to help you plant, care for, and grow this likely unheard of corn variety. Learn hot to grow it from seeds and help provide it with the necessary nutrients, sun, soil, and garden spacing it needs. Once this red corn is harvested you can eat it or use it in corn flour, cornmeal, and so forth.
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What Are Black Radishes and How Do You Use Them?
Most are accustomed to the standard red radishes, some have delved into white radishes but black radishes are another path in the radish realm that you may want to explore. Here we will talk about black radishes and whether they would be a good fit for your backyard garden. Find information on the plant profile as well as some tips and ideas for growing and harvesting them. What do they taste like? Let's find out.
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Beets Planting Guide
Learn how to grow beets in your backyard garden with some simple and easy to implement tips and ideas. They are hardy and can survive frost and near-freezing temperatures, which makes them suitable for northern gardeners as well as an excellent long-season crop.Get a rundown on how nutrients, companion plants, sun levels, optimal soil, timing, fertilizer, and more. Beets come in many colors like red, yellow, and white. Let's determine which one is ideal for your and start planting.
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Beets Trouble Shooting Guide
We have compiled a list of common beet growing issues and some tips and ideas to fix and prevent them. We'll address issues like: Seeds fail to Germinate Seedlings cut off near soil level Seeds and seedlings rot Holes in leaves of seedlings Leaves partially eaten and webbed together Leaves yellow, curl under are deformed Leaves turn from green to red And more. Once we identify the problem you are experiencing in your backyard vegetable garden, we can get to work to fix it.
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Berries On Asparagus Plants?
As you walk out to your backyard vegetable garden, you notice some cherry red berries on your asparagus plants. Is this normal? Does asparagus grow berries? Are they edible? Should you let them grow or pick them off? What should you do with asparagus berries? Here we answer all these questions and more.
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Bean Planting and Growing Guide
Get started planting beans in your backyard garden with the bean planting guide. Beans can either be bush beans or Pole beans. Pole beans grow tall and are frequently vining, they generally need to be trellised to make the best use of vertical space. Good companion plants are Strawberries, cucumbers, melons and celery . Avoid planting near to, or in succession with onions or garlic. See – Companion Planting
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Planting Black Aztec Corn
If you are interested in planting black aztec corn in your backyard garden, start here. Here we share some history of black aztec corn as well as tips and ideas for planting to maximize your harvest. Although it is touted as drought-tolerant, in order to produce a quality crop above-average moisture is needed. Here we will walk you through planting, caring, and harvesting this type of corn.
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What is The Black Bell Eggplant?
Looking for some variety in your backyard garden? Have you considered the black bell eggplant? Black Bell is a hybrid eggplant that is similar to Black Beauty Eggplant – the heirloom. Black Bell was bred for better disease resistance and as an added benefit it produces slightly earlier. It’s appearance, taste and texture is also very similar – although not 100% identical to its cousin Black Beauty. Learn how to grow, care for, and harvest this wonderful vegetable.
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Why is My Raw Potato Black Inside?
You finished growing and harvesting your potato crop but when you go to use them, you keep finding black inside the raw potatoes. What's causing it to happen? Is it bacteria? Or a fungus? Perhaps it comes down to storage. Here we will discuss all the potential reasons and how to prevent it from happening in the future. After putting so much time and effort into your backyard garden, you want to maximize your crops yield. Let's dig in.
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How to Keep Potatoes from Turning Black Inside
Tired of getting potatoes that have black inside? Ever wonder what's causing it? Here we discuss the different reasons a raw potato will have black inside it including bacterial and fungal infections as well as how to properly store potatoes. Often times potatoes will turn color due to improper storage. We talk temperature, humidity, light, and how long they can be stored. Are potatoes with back inside safe to eat? Let's find out.