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 […]

Summer Savory blog post

How to Grow Summer Savory!

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Summer savory is a tasty herb that is a great addition to the garden and works great as a companion plant for your vegetables!   How to Grow: Summer savory can be planted indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost and planted outdoors after your last spring frost. It can also be planted in the fall 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Arugula blog post

How to Grow an Abundance of Arugula!

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This fast-growing, cool-season salad green (aka “Rocket”) – often ready to harvest as early as 4 weeks after seeding – adds a tangy, peppery or mustard-like flavor to salads and mesclun mixes. It can be incredibly spicy as the temperature warms up, but sweetens as it cools.   How to Grow: Arugula can be planted 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost and 10 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates […]

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 […]