Category Archives: Salad Greens

Late Onion Planting

We harvested potatoes from a flower bed in July and had a successful crop. The potatoes could have remained in the ground a bit longer but the tops died back and the plants no longer looked attractive. I had onion … Continue reading

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Victory Gardens

The hoe in the backyard is mighty good backing for the flag on the front porch.1. Victory Gardens, War Gardens, or Food Gardens for Defence were popular in WW1 and WW2 as a way to combat the food shortages of … Continue reading

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Onions

ONION SEEDS by Linda C Butler Green Onions – plant some green onions to add to early salads.  Green onions can be grown in two months from seed and can be grown in shallow containers with holes drilled for drainage.  … 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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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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