Soldier Bug blog post

Soldier Bugs to the Rescue!

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Soldier bugs as their name implies are great soldiers in your garden that work to destroy your bad bugs eating your plants! prey on grubs, caterpillars, and other soft-bodied insects such as corn borers, corn earworm, cabbage looper, cabbage worm, and flea beetles. How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Soldier bugs can […]

Brussel Sprouts blog post

How to Grow Your Own Brussel Sprouts!

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Brussel sprouts are a cool season, slow-growing crop. In warmer areas it is important to start these indoors so that they get a head start before it gets too warm. How to Grow: Brussel sprouts are planted indoors 6-10 weeks before your last spring frost and 14-16 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. Brussel sprout seeds are planted […]

Bok Choy blog post

How to Grow Bok Choy!

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Bok Choy (also sometimes called Chinese Cabbage) is a cool weather vegetable that can be grown to harvest in spring and fall. It does not grow into a head and has beautiful large, dark green leaves. How to Grow: Bok Choy can be planted indoors 4-5 weeks before your last spring frost and then transplanted outdoors at 1-2 weeks before your last spring frost. You can plant Bok Choy outdoors in the fall 3-4 weeks […]

Kohlrabi blog post

How to Grow Kohlrabi!

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Kohlrabi is not only a super healthy vegetable, but it’s also easy to grow! Its unique look will add beauty to your garden as well. How to Grow: Kohlrabi is a cool season crop that is planted 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost and 6 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. Kohlrabi seeds are planted 1/2 inch […]

Cauliflower blog post

How to Grow Cauliflower!

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Cauliflower isn’t something that we normally grow because it can be challenging, especially with our crazy Oklahoma weather conditions. If you’re up to the challenge, however, there’s nothing like home-grown cauliflower! Cabbage worms also love cauliflower, but they’re easy to manage. How to Grow: Cauliflower can be planted indoors 10 weeks before your last spring frost and transplanted outdoors 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost. It can also be planted 10 weeks before your […]

Collard Greens blog post

How to Grow Collard Greens!

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Collard greens are one of the rare leafy greens that can tolerate both hot and cold temperatures. Long after our kale, spinach, and lettuce have bolted to seed, the collard greens will still be going strong! They are also more pest-resistant than the other members of the brassicaceae family.   How to Grow: Collard greens are a cool season crop that is planted 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost and 10 weeks before your […]

Potatoes blog post

How to Grow Potatoes!

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Potatoes are one of the most popular things grown in the garden. We like to grow them in SmartPots containers so they’re easier to harvest!   How to Grow: Potatoes are planted 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost and 10 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. Seed potatoes are planted 4-6 inches deep, 4 per square foot, […]

Lettuce blog post

How to Grow Lettuce in your Backyard (or Porch)!

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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. Bolting is whenever the plant turns bitter and […]

Arugula blog post

How to Grow an Abundance of Arugula!

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This fast-growing, cool-season salad green (aka “Rocket”) – often ready to harvest as early as 4 weeks after seeding – adds a tangy, peppery or mustard-like flavor to salads and mesclun mixes. It can be incredibly spicy as the temperature warms up, but sweetens as it cools.   How to Grow: Arugula can be planted 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost and 10 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates […]

Beets blog post

How to Grow Beautiful Beets!

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We love to grow beets because they’re full of vitamins, and the entire plant can be eaten. The greens are great in salad mixes, and the roots are a sweet, earthy addition to a vegetable juice. How to Grow: Beets are a cool weather crop that will grow well when planted 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost and 10 weeks before your last fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using […]