Category Archives: Growing Food

Simple ideas to help your garden grow as well as composting, indoor gardening and more.

Why Do Tomatoes Split?

It is very common for tomatoes to split, and there are a couple of reasons for these unsightly cracks. Split tomatoes can be caused by either moisture or heat stress. (more…)...
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3 Vegetable Seeds That Have a Large Yield Per Seed

If you had room to plant only three vegetables, what would they be and why? I was recently asked this question by a friend. Before I get into what I would grow let me address why I would grow the ones I did choose. If I only had space for three vegetables I would make...
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Pruning Tomato Plants – A “How To” Guide

Topping the tomato plant allows it to finish ripening those green tomatoes that you see hanging, and preventing any further upward growth of the main stem. (If you don't top your plants, then they will continue to produce stems and leaves and green wimpy fruit that you won't enjoy.) Read more

Tales of Kale

Since the earliest times Kales and their Brassica cousins have kept us from starvation during the so-called hungry gap of January through to March. These are the least productive months of the year. Kale is perhaps one of the toughest of green vegetables; it endures freezing temperatures and is one of the few vegetables growing...
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Beets: From Seed to Harvest

If your only experience for eating beets is from a can around Thanksgiving time, you are really missing out. There is a wide variety of great tasting beets to choose from such as Golden Detroit to the Ruby queen and this doesn't even include the beet greens which are also edible. Read more

Grow Spinach From Seeds

Spinach is one of the healthiest leafy greens you can eat. It is loaded with plenty of vitamins and minerals that all doctors and nutritionists would recommend. So why not add this healthy tasty treat to your home vegetable garden? Besides its health benefits, spinach is easy to grow from seed and in many areas...
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Tips for Growing Celery in Your Home Vegetable Garden

By itself, I believe celery is very bland and tasteless, but throw some peanut butter on it and all of a sudden you get a crispy, crunchy, healthy snack. Celery is so versatile because it can be added to a variety of dishes, such as soups and salads, to actually add flavor. Read more