How to Grow & When to Plant Lettuce in Your Backyard or Container Vegetable Garden!

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With all of the colors, shapes, and flavors of lettuce available, you can have a different salad every day of the week! Lettuce is adaptable to many different growing conditions but likes to stay in a cool 60 to 65 degrees. It will happily grow in the spring and fall, but you should plan to grow them in the shade during the hotter months to slow bolting.

Planting Carrots, Beets and Lettuce with All the Kids!

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We’ve had an unexpected cool-down in August and it’s been wonderful. We’ve started planting our fall season crops and the kids planted carrots, beets, and lettuce this weekend. We also let Junior play out in the garden for the first time and caught his first time standing on camera!

We’ll be planting more of this as well as other fall crops like cabbage, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, spinach, kale, garlic, peas, and beans over the coming weeks.

How We Harvest Lettuce

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We’ve found that we tend to eat a lot more salads now that we grow lettuce. You simply cut however much you want, soak it in ice cold water for 10 minutes (we use an ice chest because we process a large amount at a time) and run it through a salad spinner to dry off. It will store up to a week in the fridge if you put it in a plastic container and […]

How to Grow Greens in Smart Pots

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Dale met with Ozzy from Smart Pots and discussed fall planting with smart pots. In this video, they discuss planting greens such as spinach, kale, and lettuce. Learn more & download our app @ www.seedtospoon.net 15 gallon smart pot: https://amzn.to/2SH3ZSJ See the full video talking about fall crops in smart posts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOdIdsUeG_k&t=15s  

Garden Pests: How To Manage Pillbugs (Roly Polys) in Your Backyard Vegetable Garden

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Pillbugs, often called Roly Polys, can be commonly found in your garden. They are typically only a pest if there is an excess of them. These crustaceans are very important in the decomposition process in your garden. They like to feed primarily upon decaying matter but can also feed on seedlings or fruits/vegetables sitting on the ground if there is a lot in your garden.

February: What We’re Planting & Growing in Our Urban Oklahoma Backyard Vegetable Garden

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Although February can usher in some of our coldest temperatures of the year, it’s also the beginning of the planting season for many different foods! It’s also a great time to start planning your garden for the year and ordering seeds. Our free iOS, Android, & Web app makes growing food simple and I’m going to talk about some of the things you can start planting in February in Oklahoma.