Monthly Archives: March 2014

Zucchini

ZUCCHINI by Linda C Butler Every garden deserves a zucchini bush and it is great to have summer squash. Stokes Seeds offers Sunstripe, a yellow, spineless and prolific variety with 50 days to maturity.  They can be harvested at 4 … Continue reading

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Carrots

CARROTS by Linda C Butler Rich sandy soils give the best results for carrots.  The ground must be well worked and free of debris which would cause the carrots to be misshapen. Stokes offers Tendersnap Hybrid Carrot,  68 days to … Continue reading

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Parsley

PARSLEY by Linda C Butler Parsley is one of my favorite garden plants because it is so decorative and the dark green foliage highlights other plants grown near it.  In the pacific climate, it usually survives year round.  If I … Continue reading

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Cucumbers

CUCUMBERS by Linda C Butler Regular cucumbers often have large seeds and become bitter as they mature but there are many new varieties of cukes that are worth trying. The old pickling standby, National Pickling cukes are approx 60 days … Continue reading

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Spinach

SPINACH by Linda C Butler Spinach is a cool weather crop that should be planted as soon as the ground can be worked. Most spinach is 45 days to maturity.  It can be planted in successive plantings until the weather … Continue reading

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Beets

BEETSby Linda C Butler Beets are a cool weather crop and can be planted early in the spring when the ground can be worked and planted as a successive crop.  Thin the plants so there is room for the roots … Continue reading

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Radish

RADISH by Linda C Butler Radish have been described as “the closest thing to instant gratification in the garden patch” are they are ready for harvesting in just over three weeks. Radish should be planted in succession until the weather … Continue reading

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