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 […]

Mexican Bean Beetles blog post

How to: Manage Mexican Bean Beetles in Your Garden

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Mexican bean beetles look very similar to ladybugs. They have a tan back with black dots, and the younger ones do not have any spots. If left unchecked, they can destroy foliage and pods.   Treatment Options: Hand-picking and placing the beetle in a soapy water bucket is a great way to get rid of them.   Companion planting potatoes can help prevent Mexican bean beetles.   Placing insect netting (floating row covers) over your […]

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 […]