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Sugar Sweetie Cherry Tomato
Sugar Sweetie Cherry Tomato. Planting, Care, Cultivation, Seeds. Certified Organic, open-pollinated Cherry Tomato, similar to the popular Tomato Sweet Million. Firm texture and very high sugar content . Half ounce to 1-ounce cherry tomatoes set in long grape like clusters that continue till early fall.
Beetles in the Garden
Identification and Control of Beetles in the Garden. Most varieties of Beetles feed on developing crops and are harmful in garden soils. Although there are a small handful that are beneficial, they are a rare exception. Identifying which beetles are attacking your garden is the first step in controlling them. Preventive measures can include permaculture tactics such as companion planting as well as other organic methods of control which are not only cost effective but also more beneficial…
Squirrels in the Garden
Getting Rid of Squirrels in the Yard and Garden. Tree Rats, squirrels, furry little creatures that love to chow down on your garden. They raid vegetable gardens, strip fruit trees, feed at bird feeders, dig up bulbs all in their simple struggle to eat and survive. The topic of squirrel control, sometimes elicits some heated debate. Some people simply hunt them down and kill them, bb guns, poison etcetera.
Mites Identification and Control
Identification and Control of mites that attack plants and gardens. There are several species of mites that attack plants. Often known as spider mites, red spiders, red mites, or spinning mites. Mites are barely visible to the naked eye. Controlling mites is essential for a successful garden.
Neem Oil Insecticide Fungicide Gardening
Neem Oil as a safe natural organic pesticide. It can be safely used on food crops without fear of harmful residues. It breaks down naturally in the soil and will not accumulate to toxic levels as chemical pesticides and fungicides are known to do. It is approved for use on Food Crops and effectively controls more than 300 pests.
How Does Beer Help the Compost?
Beer works wonders in the compost. It contains yeast which helps to break down carbon based waste in your pile, it expedites the composting process by energizing and accelerating microbial activity which in turns breaks down organic matter. Lignin is a type of organic polymer found in plants that supports vascular plant tissues, especially in wood and woody plants. Yeast breaks these tissues down rapidly.
Three Sisters Planting Method - Doe's it Really Work?
A number of Native American tribes had varying versions of the 3 sisters legend. The Mohawk version of the Three Sisters is preserved in the booklet 'Three Sisters: Exploring an Iroquois garden'. Translating this ancient legend to reality is a tad more complicated than one might surmise. Timing plantings so that they coincide with each other is just fine in theory. It may have been easier for Native Americans as the crops they grew and methods they used differed from modern ones.
How to Grow Rose Apples - All About Rose Apples
The Rose Apple is indigenous to Southeast Asia and India. The tree will withstand temperatures as low as 25 F, but 75 to 85 F is required to maintain vigorous health A perennial evergreen that reaches up to 25 feet when grown wild, but is more commonly tamed to easily manageable heights. There are also dwarf and potted varieties.
Vegetable Garden Plans
Successful Vegetable Gardens require strategic Planning. Grow more Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs by properly planning. Good soil, adequate nutrients, water and sunlight are vital to a successful vegetable garden, these are indisputably the primary factors in the development of any plant. It is your job as the Gardener to put all these elements together for the end goal of a bumper crop.
How to Grow Datil Pepper - All About Datil Pepper
Datil Pepper is a spicy heritage food, a hot pepper listed on the Ark of Taste, it is a 'traditional centerpiece of Old Florida cuisine'. The plant is 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet tall, the datil peppers are elongated green to orange yellow peppers measuring up to 4 inches long. It takes 4 to 5 months to mature . It is produced commercially on a very limited scale throughout the United States with the bulk coming from Florida..
Sweet Indian Summer Corn
Sweet Indian Summer Corn was selected in 2000 as an AAS National winner. AAS - All-America Selections is the oldest, independent impartial plant assessment organization in North America. Sweet corn with colorful kernels is a rarity, Sweet Indian Summer corn is the first of its kind. Nearly all colorful corn is dent corn, field corn or other less desirable varieties so far as home gardeners are concerned. Indian Summers festive colors will intensify when it is cooked - cool ! The kernels…
Pumpkin Pepitas was selected in 2016 as an AAS National winner. AAS - All-America Selections is the oldest, independent impartial plant assessment organization in North America. Pepitas and Pumpkin seeds differ ever so slightly. 'Pepitas' refers to the hulless naked seeds, they do not have the tough outer shell we are accustomed to in our traditional pumpkins. This 'naked' seed makes them easier to eat after roasting. They are grown primarily for their green hulless seeds which can eaten…
Are Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables really Better?
Vegetables and fruits fall into several categories 'GMO' or 'Non-GMO' and 'heirloom' or 'hybrid'. Emotions run high on this topic, not nearly as high as Yankees vs. Red Sox or Patriots vs Saints but still enough to elevate some blood pressures. So why would anybody choose sides when it comes to produce? What makes an heirloom vegetable more desirable than a hybrid, and why do some people turn noses up at GMO fruits and vegetables?
Strawberry Delizz is the only strawberry ever chosen as All-America Selection national winner. The plants are compact and hardy and produce a deluge of tasty berries on sturdy stems. The strawberries are conical and come in two harvests, the first and largest in spring along with June Bearers and a second late season harvest in August and September.
Fantastico Grape Tomato
Fantastico is an early-maturing, very productive grape tomato. Some of its advantages include a Late Blight Tolerance and crack resistance which was proven out by AAS trials. Compact plant is suitable for containers, hanging baskets, or in confined spaces and small gardens. The fruit is borne in clusters towards the outside of the plant which is advantageous when harvesting.