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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Onion blog post

How to Grow Onions!

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Onions are a fantastic addition to any garden! We use onions in almost all of our meals, usually sauteed with garlic. We also use the green tops to add a little extra flavor to mashed potatoes, soups, eggs, nachos, and much more! How to Grow: Onions are planted 8-12 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, […]

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 […]

Kale blog post

How to Grow Kale!

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Kale is one of the things we grow the most. Its leaves are very nutritious, containing high levels of vitamins A, B, C, and K and large amounts of fiber, potassium, and calcium. It is also one of the few plants that we can grow all winter long. We plant it in the fall, and it typically grows all the way until the following summer.   How to Grow: Kale is a cool season crop […]

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 […]