Swiss Chard blog post(1)

How to Grow Swiss Chard!

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Swiss Chard is a green, leafy vegetable that can be used in a variety of different ways in the kitchen. It is very easy to grow and is a healthy addition into your diet.   How to Grow: Swiss Chard is a cool season crop that is planted 7 weeks before your last spring frost and 4-5 weeks before your last spring frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, […]

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 […]

Carrots blog post

How to Grow the Most Colorful Carrots in Your Own Backyard (or Porch)!

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Carrots are tough to germinate, but are easy to take care of once they do. We love to grow all different colors and varieties, and the kids have a blast pulling them up! How to Grow: Carrots are a cool season crop that is planted 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost and 12 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal […]

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 […]

Groundhogs (Woodchucks) blog post

How to: Manage Groundhogs/Woodchucks in Your Garden

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These small mammals, called groundhogs or woodchucks, love to eat all the greens in your garden. It is important to keep them out of your garden to protect your food! Repelling woodchucks can be challenging, but there are many natural ways to go about it.   Treatment Options: Woodchucks are scared of larger predators. You can buy fox urine granules or animal repellent which helps to repel them. Along this same line, you can also […]

Bush Beans blog post

How to Grow Your Own Green Beans (Bush)!

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You can grow beans as snap beans, shell beans or dry beans. They are extremely easy to grow and will always be a staple on our garden. We plant new rounds of them every 3 weeks from spring until the end of summer. How to Grow: Bush beans can be planted as soon as the last spring frost has occurred until 10 weeks before first fall frost. In milder climates, bush beans can be planted […]