Culantro blog post

How to Grow & When to Plant Culantro (Puerto Rican Cilantro) in Your Herb Garden – Hot Weather Cilantro Alternative!

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Culantro is a herb typically grown in tropical areas as a replacement for cilantro. Cilantro is one of our favorite herbs to use in cooking, but our growing season here in Oklahoma makes it difficult to grow because of how hot it gets. Culantro is a great alternative to cilantro that flourishes in heat and can handle as much sun as you give it. It has a bit more of a kick than traditional cilantro, but we are usually using it in Mexican dishes so we enjoy this extra kick! Culantro does not typically transplant well so it is best to do them from seed.

Parsnips blog post

How to Grow & When to Plant Parsnips in Your Backyard Garden

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Parsnips are an extremely tasty addition to your garden! They have been known to be tough to germinate, but are easy to take care of once they do. It is important to use fresh seeds for parsnips to ensure germination success. How to Grow: Parsnips can be planted outdoors 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost and again approximately 12 weeks before your first fall frost. Parsnips can be continued to plant over the summer, […]

Hops blog post

How to Grow & When to Plant Hops In Your Backyard Garden!

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Hops are a perennial bine that is grown for its flowers that is used commonly in home beer brewing. It is important to have both a male and a female plant as the male pollinates the flowers on the female bine. How to Grow: Hops rhizomes can be planted as soon as the last spring frost has occurred. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. […]

April seed starting

April: What Food We’re Growing in Our Backyard Garden!

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April’s frequent showers combined with longer days and climbing temperatures help plants around Oklahoma flourish. However, the bugs know this too and it’s their prime time for feeding as well! This sets up battle ground in your garden, and what you do now will affect your harvest in the summer. There are lots of companion plants, tools, and tricks you can use around your garden to help repel pests and attract beneficial critters. Check out […]

Rau Ram blog post

How to Grow & When to Plant Rau Ram in Your Herb Garden!

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Cilantro is one of our favorite herbs to use in cooking, but our growing season here in Oklahoma makes it difficult to grow because of how hot it gets. Rau ram (Vietnamese Cilantro/Coriander) is a great alternative to cilantro that flourishes in heat and can handle as much sun as you give it. It has a bit more of a kick than traditional cilantro, but we are usually using it in Mexican dishes so we enjoy this extra kick! It is not recommended to start rau ram by seed, but can usually be planted by cuttings from an existing plant or by transplant.