Mustard Greens blog post

How to Grow Mustard Greens

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If you like mustard, you’ll love mustard greens! It’s also one of the most beneficial things you can add to your diet to prevent cancer. They’ll thrive in cool weather and add a flavorful, spicy kick to your diet. How to Grow: You can plant mustard greens in both the spring and the fall! You can plant directly outdoors 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost and 6-8 weeks before your first fall frost. You […]

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 […]

Beneficial Nematodes blog post

What the Nematode? How These Soil Dwellers Regulate the Underworld

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Beneficial nematodes enter pests through the skin and once they are inside they release bacteria to kill the insect. These nematodes do not harm ladybugs, earthworms, or other beneficial insects and are harmless to plants and humans. Beneficial nematodes help to control countless pests including fire ants, flea beetles, cabbage root maggots, corn earworms, cucumber beetles, onion maggots, white grubs, cutworms, and wireworms.   How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you […]

Rhubarb blog post

How to Grow Rhubarb!

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Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that is easy to grow in certain areas. It is best grown as a perennial in climate zones 6 and cooler, but can be grown in others as an annual in the cool season in warmer climates. The plant will die back after the first frost, but will come back in early spring. Rhubarb will thrive in a cool climate and can keep giving you a harvest for up to […]

Radish blog post

How to Grow Radish!

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Radishes are a terrific vegetable to grow, especially if you have a time constraint or are impatient to begin to get your food! These fast-growing crops are a great addition to any garden.   How to Grow: Radishes are a cool season crop that are planted 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost and 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and […]

Turnips blog post

How to Grow Tons of Turnips!

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Turnips are a terrific vegetable to grow, especially if you have a time constraint or are impatient to begin to get your food! These fast-growing crops are a great addition to any garden. How to Grow: Turnips are a cool season crop that can be planted 4-6 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]