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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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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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Dandelion Greens

Dandelion Greens by Linda C Butler My Grandmother used to harvest wild dandelion greens in the spring to serve as a pot herb.  The dandelion, which is not a native plant, was widely available throughout the Prairies and in the … Continue reading

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Chives

Chives by Linda Butler Chives are a prolific member of the onion family.  A cluster of chives can be divided many times and provides a source of green onion tops.  There is nothing better than a baked potato with sour … Continue reading

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